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Ask the Authors! “Follies and Wisdom in the History of Taxation” by Michael KEEN and Joel SLEMROD

イベント予定講演会/Lecture

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.

Symposium Series “The Future of the Humanities and Social Sciences”: Perspectives from the Sociology of Knowledge

イベント予定シンポジウム/Symposium

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.

Symposium Series “The Future of the Humanities and Social Sciences”: The Humanities and Social Sciences Going Forward

イベント予定シンポジウム/Symposium

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.

Panel discussion on the lecture “Resilience and Innovation in Japan’s economy”

イベント予定パネルディスカッション/Panel discussion

Monday, 12 July 2021 (Available from 17:00 JST)

Following the Tokyo College lecture “Resilience and Innovation in Japan’s Economy” by Professor Jenny Corbett, Professor MATSUI Akihiko (School of Economics, game theory,  economics of disability), Project Assistant Professor Marcin Jarzebski (Tokyo College, sustainability, resilience, vulnerability, aging, and shrinking society), and Postdoctoral Fellow Mark Bookman (Tokyo College, history of disability policy and related social movements) have a discussion with Professor Corbett on the topics she presented.

Tokyo College Lecture “Resilience and Innovation in Japan’s economy” by Prof. Jenny CORBETT

イベント予定講演会/Lecture

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.

Tokyo College Symposium: “Religion and the Rise of Capitalism”

イベント予定シンポジウム/Symposium

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.

Talk to the Authors: The Puzzle of Vaccine Hesitancy || by Prof. Andrew GORDON & Prof. Michael R. REICH

講演会/Lecture

Thursday, 27 May 2021, 9:00-10:30 am (JST) / Wednesday, 26 May 2021, 08:00-09:30 pm(EDT)

Recent studies and media accounts reporting Japan to be unusually vaccine hesitant require critical scrutiny. Our historical review shows that many vaccines have been accepted and that today recommended routine vaccines are universally accepted. That said, social mobilization of vaccine-injured victims has generated public and official hesitancy toward new vaccines and represents a significant challenge for Japan’s public policy.

Collaborative interdisciplinary course design: a case study from Tokyo College

イベント予定共催/Joint Event

Tuesday, 20 April 2021, 5:00-6:30 pm

Tokyo College is a young institute at the University of Tokyo founded to address some of global society’s pressing issues through interdisciplinary research, international network building and public engagement. In this talk, we will present our effort to collaboratively design and teach a bilingual interdisciplinary undergraduate seminar entitled “The Earth and Human Society in 2050” in the framework of the university’s liberal arts program zengaku zemi.

【IWD Webinar Series】Japan Gender Update: Envisioning a Far more Female Future of Japan 2021 SHIRAHASE Sawako x Bill Emmott

イベント予定講演会/Lecture

Friday, 12 March 2021, 6:00-7:00 pm

Since the inaugural Tokyo College lecture and the dialogue, "Envisioning a far more female future of Japan" (2019), Japanese society has undergone a number of historical events. We bring together original speakers of the dialogue to revisit the topic and discuss how gender ideals and practices may have changed in the past two years in Japan.

【IWD Webinar Series】Gender in University Interview: Prof OSAWA Machiko

イベント予定講演会/Lecture

Wednesday, 10 March 2021, 10:00-10:30 am

What are the biggest opportunities and challenges facing Japan in reaching gender parity in universities and the labor force? Join us for this interview with Machiko Osawa on how she translates her research on women’s career development in Japan to collaborations with educational and governmental institutions.


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