Various programs and cultural events by outstanding ｓpecialists on contemporary themes, the global agenda and issues related to mutual understanding between Japan and other countries. Lectures and symposiums on broad subjects in the social sciences and humanities by distinguished scholars and specialists from Japan and abroad.
[Symposium] Democracy in the Global Age
- This program has finished.
- Date: Thursday, December 14, 2017, 6:30-9:00 pm
- Venue: Iwasaki Koyata Memorial Hall, International House of Japan
- Language: Japanese / English (with simultaneous interpretation)
- Co-organized by: Shibusawa Eiichi Memorial Foundation, International House of Japan and Suntory Foundation
- Admission: Free
- Seating: 150 (reservations required, first-come first-served)
In recent years fundamental doubts about the legitimacy of the democratic system have spread in the liberal democracies―are the needs of the electorate truly being reflected in elections and pressing challenges met? In this symposium we will look at such cases as the United States, Britain, South Korea, and Japan, examining the legitimacy of the democratic system both in theory and actual practice.
|Keynote speaker:||Melissa S. Williams (Professor,University of Toronto)|
|Panelists:||Ishikawa Ryoko (Associate Professor, Ritsumeikan University)|
|Kim Youngmin (Professor, Seoul National University)|
|Machidori Satoshi (Professor, Kyoto University)|
|Chair:||Tanaka Aiji (Professor, Waseda University)|
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