Ito International Research Center Conference
The University of Tokyo Policy Alternatives Research Institute 10th Year Anniversary Conference

Sustainability and International Relations: Toward the Achievement of Sustainable Development Goals


[Date] Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 16:00-18:00 [Doors open at 15:30]
[Venue] Ito Hall, Ito International Research Center, Hongo Campus of the University of Tokyo Map
[Organized by] Policy Alternatives Research Institute, the University of Tokyo
[Language] English / Japanese simultaneous interpretation


Political conflicts in the Global South accentuate the urgency of addressing Sustainable Development Goals, a set of international development goals for eradicating extreme poverty, fighting inequalities and tackling climate change. Global warming not only causes climate change and poverty but also escalates political crises and violence in developing nations. Droughts, for instance, have caused massive migrations which in turn triggered conflicts. Understanding these complex mechanisms requires a global and interdisciplinary approach. This forum is an attempt to explore the challenges we face.


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16:00-16:05 Opening Remarks
Kiichi Fujiwara, Director, Policy Alternatives Research Institute
16:05-16:15 Keynote Speech1
Makoto Gonokami, President, The University of Tokyo
16:15-16:25 Keynote Speech2
David M. Malone, Rector, United Nations University
16:35-17:40 Panel Discussion
G. John Ikenberry, Professor, Princeton University
Hiroko Kuniya, Journalist
Taikan Oki, Senior Vice-Rector, United Nations University
Kiichi Fujiwara, Director, Policy Alternatives Research Institute
17:40-18:00 Q&A