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[Registration Closed] (Webinar)The 92nd HGPI Seminar – New Vision for 2021 (January 20, 2021)

[Registration Closed] (Webinar)The 92nd HGPI Seminar – New Vision for 2021 (January 20, 2021)

At the upcoming HGPI Seminar, Health and Global Policy Institute (HGPI) Chairman Dr. Kiyoshi Kurokawa will give his annual New Year’s presentation. This year’s presentation is entitled “New Vision for 2021” and will be the first time for the presentation to be given online. The event will be held in a one-on-one interview format and also feature HGPI Board Member and CEO Mr. Ryoji Noritake.
2020 was an unprecedented year. As the entire world worked to mount an effective response to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), our everyday lives underwent drastic changes. Although urgent steps were necessary to respond to COVID-19, 2020 also gave us an opportunity to examine the relationship between science and governance. The pandemic has created high expectations for the establishment of a foundation for communication between science and governance as well as scientists and the public, centered on the field of healthcare. It has shown us that we must alter our Government so that decisions can be made while utilizing scientific knowledge and lessons from the responses taken in other countries.

In addition to the COVID-19 pandemic, other significant changes took place around the world in 2020. In the U.S., Democratic party candidate Vice President Joe Biden won the presidential election and will form a new Government in 2021. Likewise, in Japan, where a new cabinet was created under Prime Minister Suga, the long-term changes that will take place in governance have become a topic of great interest. In particular, we must keep a close eye on future changes in geopolitical dynamics with particular attention on the relationship between the U.S. and China and the relationships between each related country in the Pacific region. Another key issue is if Western countries, particularly those in Europe, which has been shaken by the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union, can recover its previous level of prosperity which was built on a foundation of openness and equality.

At the upcoming HGPI Seminar, we will look back on 2020, explore how the world will change in 2021, examine what position we should take in the future, and discuss the role that HGPI should play as a think tank and how we should contribute to society as the global situation continues to change. We will develop the conversation on these topics through the interview with Dr. Kurokawa and through questions from the audience.

*Please note that this seminar is available in Japanese only. An English report of this event will be published in due course.

Dr. Kiyoshi Kurokawa (Chairman, Health and Global Policy Institute)

Mr. Ryoji Noritake (CEO and Board Member, Health and Global Policy Institute)

■Date & Time
Wednesday, January 20, 2021, 12:00-13:30

Zoom Webinar

■Participation Fee

■ Capacity
500 attendees

■ Profile
Dr. Kiyoshi Kurokawa (Chairman, Health and Global Policy Institute)
Dr. Kiyoshi Kurokawa is a professor emeritus at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), Member of World Dementia Council (WDC), International Scientific Advisory Committee (ISAC), and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, John B. Little (JBL) Center for Radiation Sciences. After graduating from the University of Tokyo Faculty of Medicine, he served as a professor at the School of Medicine of UCLA (1979-1984), University of Tokyo (1989-1996), the dean of Tokai University School of Medicine (1996-2002), the president of the Science Council of Japan (2003-2006), the science advisor to the Prime Minister (2006-2008), World Health Organization (WHO) commissioner (2005-2009), Chair and Representative Director of Global Health Innovative Technology (GHIT: 2013.1-2018.6) and the executive member of many other national and international professional societies. He was also the chairman of the Fukushima Nuclear Accident Independent Investigation Commission by the National Diet of Japan from December 2011 to July 2012.

Mr. Ryoji Noritake (CEO and Board Member, Health and Global Policy Institute)
Mr. Ryoji Noritake is the CEO, Board Member of Health and Global Policy Institute (HGPI), a Tokyo-based independent and non-profit health policy think tank established in 2004. He also serves as a pro-bono consultant for Project HOPE, a US-based medical humanitarian aid organization. Through HOPE and HGPI, he has led health system strengthening projects in the Asia-Pacific region and engaged in US Navy’s medical humanitarian projects. His focus is a multi-sectoral approach for health issues such as public-private partnerships and civil-military coordination. He was a member of Tokyo Metropolitan Government’s Policy Discussion Roundtable for Super Ageing Society (2018). He is a graduate of Keio University’s Faculty of Policy Management, holds a MSc in Medical Anthropology from the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. He is currently a Visiting Scholar at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, a member of Salzburg Global Seminar’s Advisory Council and is an Advisory Board Member of Elsevier Atlas.

Registration will close on Monday, January 18, 2021, at 10:00 AM. Participants will be selected by a draw of lots and will be informed of the results on Monday, January 18, 2021. Individual supporting members of HGPI will be notified earlier.
After registration has been completed, a confirmation email will be automatically sent. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please contact HGPI by email at or by phone at 03-4243-7156.
In the event that you would like to cancel your registration, please inform us by noon on Tuesday, January 19, 2020.

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