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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



The 4th BESETO Intellectual Dialogue was held on July 20 (co-hosted by the GraSPP Public Policy Talk)August 19, 2020

The University of Tokyo’s Graduate School of Public Policy, Peking University’s School of International Studies and Seoul National University’s Graduate School of International Studies hosted a webinar “Public Policy Challenges in the post-COVID-19 Asia” on July 20, 2020, co-hosted by the GraSPP Public Policy Talk. Dean Hiroshi Ohashi, Dean Shiqi Tang, and Dean Jong-Ho Jeong discussed about the world with and beyond COVID-19.

During the policy dialogue, three deans shared their own country’s experiences during the recent wave of the COVID-19. Deans also presented their views on policy challenges in the post-COVID period. Two emerging challenges are the use of big data for government’s policy making and the reversal of globalization. The COVID-19 has led governments to monitor the spread of pandemic using technology and mobility data. Based on China’s case, deans discussed the importance of utilizing data but considered the problem of individual privacy in information sharing. Social distancing denies agglomeration and has disrupted flows of people and trade. Globalization will continue by accelerating the digitization of society, but may widen the digital divide. Given the global challenges, panelists talked about the importance of international cooperation and research collaboration through a platform like the BESETO CAMPUS Asia. 

This event can be viewed from here.