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東京大学公共政策大学院 | GraSPP / Graduate School of Public Policy | The university of Tokyo

GraSPP Research Seminar & HSP Seminar “The Roles and Responsibilities of IFIs beyond COVID-19—AIIB’s Innovative Features in Governance and International Standards” March 16, 2021

GraSPP Research Seminar

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Tuesday, March 16, 2021

17:00-18:30 (Tokyo time)

The seminar aims at a comparative study of International Financial Institutions (IFIs) with a focus on innovative features of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) in governance and international standards to address challenges and opportunities beyond COVID-19 as well as United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).


17:00-17:10      Opening remarks by Ms. Lauren Suzanne Power

                         Introduction and framing by Prof. Yasunobu Sato

17:10-17:40     Keynote speech by Mr. Gerard Sanders

17:40-18:10      Panel discussion joined by Mr. Arthur M. Mitchell and Prof. Toshiro Nishizawa; and moderated by Prof. Yasunobu Sato

18:10-18:25      Q&A

18:25-18:30      Concluding remarks by Prof. Yasunobu Sato


Keynote Speaker

Mr. Gerard Sanders, Senior Advisor to the President and General Counsel Emeritus, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)


Ms. Lauren Suzanne Power, Research Fellow, University of Tokyo

Prof. Yasunobu Sato, Ph.D., Graduate Program on Human Security (HSP), Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, University of Tokyo


Mr. Arthur M. Mitchell, Senior Advisor, White & Case and former General Counsel, Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Prof. Toshiro Nishizawa, Graduate School of Public Policy (GraSPP), University of Tokyo



“The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) is a multilateral development bank whose mission is financing the Infrastructure for Tomorrow—infrastructure with sustainability at its core. We began operations in Beijing in January 2016 and have since grown to 103 approved members worldwide. We are capitalized at USD100 billion and Triple-A-rated by the major international credit rating agencies. Working with partners, AIIB meets clients’ needs by unlocking new capital and investing in infrastructure that is green, technology-enabled and promotes regional connectivity.”