Symposium: “Prosperity and Human Security: Japan and Asia’s 21st Century Governance Challenges”

Moderator: CHRISTINA L. DAVIS, Director, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations; Edwin O. Reischauer Professor of Japanese Politics, Department of Government; and Susan S. and Kenneth L. Wallach Professor, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University


12:00-1:30 PM EST. Panel 1: “Development and Governance Challenges in Public Health”

  • "Universalism and Governance in the Post-Pandemic Moment"
    Joseph Wong, Vice-President, International Roz and Ralph Halbert Professor of Innovation, Munk School; Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Toronto.
  • "Japan Innovates: Improving Health and Medicine in the Developing World"
    Kathryn Ibata-Arens, Vincent de Paul Professor of Political Science, Depaul University.
  • "China, Covid-19, and Global Health Governance"
    Yanzhong Huang, Senior Fellow for Global Health, Council on Foreign Relations.

3:00-4:30 PM EST. Panel 2: “Development, Climate Change, and Climate Migration”

  • "Making Sense of the Climate-Green Tech Acceleration Under Suga and Kishida"
    Yves Tiberghien, Professor of Political Science and Konwakai Chair in Japanese Research; Director Emeritus, Institute of Asian Research; Director, Center for Japanese Research, University of British Columbia.
  • "Deservingness Criteria and Public Support for Refugee Admission" Nicholas A.R. Fraser, Policy Innovations Fellow, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations, Harvard University.
  • "The Global Geopolitics of China's Low Carbon Transition"
    Joanna Lewis, Provost Distinguished Associate Professor and Director, Science, Technology and International Affairs (STIA), Georgetown University.

This conference is part of the Special Series on Policy Innovations in Crises, supported by a grant from the Japan Foundation. Co-sponsored by the Harvard Undergraduate Japan Policy Network, the Harvard University Asia Center, Harvard University Center for the Environment, and the Takemi Program in International Health.