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GSGS Annual Symposium “Transition for Sustainable Development” held on September 24

The Graduate School of Governance Studies will organize a symposium on September 24 (Sunday). This is an annual event of the school where professors and alumni of the school engaged in practice or research on public policy take parts as panelists. This year, the topic is “Transition for Sustainable Development”. In order to deal with mega-scale policy challenges, such as population decline and anthropogenic climate change, we need a meta-level governance that guides the processes of introducing new governance. In recent years, the shift of institutions has been called "transition", and a "transition management“ approach has been explored to accelerate necessary transitions by scaling up innovative practices for more a decade, particularly in the Netherlands. In this year’s symposium of the Graduate School of Governance Studies, we will focus on "transition.“ It will discuss the theory of transition and the latest trends in Europe, as well as such innovative cases of transition in Japan.

OUTLINE of the Symposium

Date: September 24, 2023 (Sunday)
Time: 14:00-16:00 (JST = GMT+9)
Venue: Meiji University Global Hall (Surugadai Campus) and ZOOM Webinar
Participants: Students & Alumni of the School, and anyone who are interested in the topic
Maximum number of participants: Global Hall: 100 persons, Webinar: 200 persons (FCFS)
Participation fee: Free
Prior Registration: Necessary
Language: Japanese and English (with simultaneous interpretation)
Contents of the event: 1) Introduction: Prof. NAGAHATA Makoto (Dean, Professor)
2) Keynote Lecture:
    “Transition for sustainable local communities in Japan” by Prof. MATSUURA Masahiro (Associate Dean, Professor)
    “Recent trends for transition in Europe” by Prof. Derk Loorbach (Professor, Erasmus University Rotterdam)
3) Panel Discussion: “Transition for sustainable local communities”
  • Panelists:
    • Mr. FURUKAWA Takuya (Mortar Co. [Nagasaki], A graduate of Governance Studies School)
    • Mr. TADANO Kensuke (Odaka Pioneer Village [Fukushima], Former councilperson of minami-Soma City)
  • Moderator: Prof. MATSUURA Masahiro (Associate Dean, Professor)
How to connect Webinar: Before the starting time, please access to the webinar address provided after the registration.