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Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Global Science Forum Workshop on Scientific Advice for Policymaking: the Role and Responsibility of Scientists

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Global Science Forum Workshop on Scientific Advice for Policymaking: the Role and Responsibility of Scientists
Time 14:00-18:00, Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Place Sokairou Hall (1F, GRIPS)
Language Japanese and English (Simultaneous translation available)
Participation fees Free (Preregistration required)

Overview

The role of scientific advice in policy-making has been attracting more and more attention these years. Many countries are facing complicated policy challenges in such areas as environment, energy, and health and medical service, and government officials are increasingly relying on scientific advice in coping with these challenges.
The OECD Global Science Forum (GSF) has been engaging in international effort to examine the role of scientific advice and the responsibility of scientists. As part of the activity, this international workshop will be held on October 22. This workshop aims at deepening mutual understanding about the role of scientific advice through international discussion as well as discussing the future direction of GSF's activity. Furthermore, speeches by keynote speakers will contribute to increased awareness in Japan of recent global trends surrounding this theme.

Program

Master of Ceremony: Ms. Junko Okayama, Fellow, JST-CRDS

Time Sessions
14:00-14:30
Opening Remarks
 Prof. Hiroshi Nagano, Chairman, OECD Global Science Forum
 Mr. Sadayuki Tsuchiya, Director-General, Science and Technology Policy Bureau, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT)
Objectives of the Event
 Prof. Tateo Arimoto, GRIPS
 Dr. Jan Wessels, VDI/VDE Innovation + Technik GmbH (Germany)
14:30-16:10
Keynote Speeches
Global Perspectives on Scientific Advice
 Prof. Marcia McNutt, Editor-in-Chief, Science(CV
Presentation Slides (7MB) *2 slides in 1 page
 Prof. James Wilsdon, SPRU, University of Sussex(CV
Presentation Slides (2.8MB)
Strengthening scientific advice in Japan
 Prof. Yuko Harayama, Executive member, Council for Science and Technology Policy(CSTP), Cabinet Office of Japan(CV
Presentation Slides (0.5MB)
 Prof. Takashi Onishi, President, Science Council of Japan(CV)
Presentation Slides (0.2MB)
16:10-16:30

Break

16:30-17:55
Panel Discussion
Panelists:
 Prof. Marcia McNutt
 Prof. James Wilsdon
 Prof. Yuko Harayama
 Prof. Takashi Onishi
Commentator and Panelist:
 Prof. Hiroyuki Yoshikawa, Director, JST-CRDS
Moderator:
 Prof. Tateo Arimoto, Director of GRIPS Innovation, Science and Technology Policy Program (GIST), GRIPS
17:55-18:00
Closing Remarks
Prof. Hiroyuki Yoshikawa

Application,Inquiry

Please fill in Registration Form. If you cannot open the form, please send email to gist-mlgrips.ac.jp by October 20. Registration email must include:
1) your name, 2) institution, 3) job title, and 4) email address.
The application will be closed as soon as the number of applicants reaches the capacity.

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