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[Lunchtime Lecture]
SDGs Transforming Our World: A New Approach to Global Issues


  • *This program has finished.
  • Lecturer: Kanie Norichika (Professor, Keio University)
  • Date: Tuesday, June 13, 2017, 0:15-1:30 pm (Doors open at 11:45 am)
  • Venue: Lecture Hall, International House of Japan
  • Language: Japanese(without interpretation)
  • Admission: 1,000 yen (Students: 500 yen, IHJ members: Free)
  • Seating: 100 (reservations required)
The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals approved in 2015, such as decreasing air pollution and food waste, propose a new way of global governance. SDGs have 17 goals and 169 targets to pursue towards 2030 and there are no rules how to achieve them. This new approach looks rough but it actually is unique in a way well-adapted to today’s world. In this lecture, Professor Kanie will explain their unique structure and analyze how they will affect our economy and diplomacy.
  • Kanie Norichika
    (Professor, Keio University)

    Kanie Norichika is a professor at the Graduate School of Media and Governance, Keio University. He is also a Senior Research Fellow at the United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS). Before joining Keio, he worked at the Graduate School of Decision Science and Technology, Tokyo Institute of Technology, and the Department of Policy Studies of the University of Kitakyushu. His research focuses on earth system governance, and was the project leader of a strategic research project on Sustainable Development Goals funded by the Ministry of Environment, Japan (Environment Research and Technology Development Fund, FY2013-2015). He received his Ph.D. in Media and Governance from Keio University.