Collège de France – Tokyo College Joint Lecture by Pierre-Michel Menger
|Date(s)||Thursday, 18 June 2020|
Tuesday, 12 October 2021, 4:00-6:00PM
What are the challenges facing the environment? One of the main research themes we pursue at Tokyo College is the “Earth and Society in 2050.” We invite everyone to join Tokyo College researchers to think through these questions and themes with SAITO Kohei, author of the best-selling book “Das Kapital" in Anthropocene (2020).
Available on October 20 2021 17:00
Wednesday, 1 September 2021, 6:00-7:30 pm (JST) / 10:00-11:30 am (BST) / 5:00-06:30 (EDT)
The history of taxation, full of bizarre episodes and flashes of brilliance, is deeply instructive for today’s tax problems. Drawing on their new book Rebellion, Rascals, and Revenue, Michael Keen and Joel Slemrod show how stories from the past can both entertain and convey principles of good (and bad) taxation.
Thursday, 29 July 2021, 17:00-19:00 pm
This panel invites international scholars who study knowledge systems in the past, present and future. Taking up themes from the first two panels, we will discuss perspectives on the future of the humanities and social sciences beyond the immediate pressures of institutional reform.
Monday, 19 July 2021, 10:00-12:00 am
In this panel, researchers from different backgrounds and specialties engage in a frank discussion on the shape of the humanities and social sciences to come. Their conversation touches on various topics, including the future and possibilities of these fields, as well as upcoming plans for education and research in these areas at the University of Tokyo.
Monday, 12 July 2021, 10:00-12:00 am
Thursday, 24 June 2021, 4:00-5:00 pm
Over 50 years, Japan changed from a rapidly-growing economic superstar to a sedate veteran, raising questions about what transitions are needed to succeed as a post-industrial, advanced economy. Japan is in the vanguard of the problems that face many other countries, and its experience raises questions about how to adapt to slow-moving and ubiquitous problems such as ageing population, inequality, changing work patterns, slow productivity growth and industrial hollowing out, but also about resilience, response to short-term crises and change. For all its specific characteristics there is a lot the world needs to learn from Japan.
Wednesday, 9 June 2021 8:30-10:00am (JST) / Tuesday, 8 June 2021 7:30-9:00pm (EST)
This Tokyo College Symposium welcomes Professor Benjamin Friedman to our campus (virtually) for a discussion on the relationship between economic and religious thinking in relation to his recently published book titled “Religion and the Rise of Capitalism.” The symposium begins with a brief presentation by Professor Friedman on the main ideas of the book with remarks by Professor Shinji Nohara and Dr. Rory Schacter to follow. A panel discussion moderated by Professor Takeo Hoshi further explores how political economic thinking is influenced by religious and other intellectual debates in the societies of not only Western countries but in Japan and East Asia as well.