This guest speaker seminar is organized in conjunction with Case Study (Writing Public Policy Cases for SDGs), which aims to discuss the public policy-related challenges and opportunities to achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Dr. Megumi Muto is going to share her experience in working on rehabilitation and recovery efforts in the Philippines after Typhoon Yolanda in 2013.
Date and Time: 6:45pm-8:15pm, Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Guest Speaker: Dr. Megumi Muto
Deputy Director, JICA Ogata Sadako Research Institute for Peace and Development (JICA Ogata Research Institute)
About the guest speaker: Immediately before joining JICA Ogata Research Institute in April 2020, Dr. Muto was Director General of Global Environment Department. Her research interests include effects of physical infrastructure on poverty dynamics, market integration, human resource outcomes, and agglomeration of industries. She received her Master in Public Affairs from Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University, and her Ph.D. from the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS).
*No need to register. Please find the online class URL (Course Code 5140738 or 5179005) shown on UTAS. This lecture series is only open to UTokyo students.
Wednesday, June 3 (6:45pm-8:15pm) by Mr. Takehiko Nakao | Visiting Professor, GraSPP, who served as President of Asian Development Bank (2013-2020) and Vice-minister of Finance for International Affairs dealing with G7, G20, and IMF issues (2011-2013) among other senior positions.
Tuesday, June 9 (8:30am-10:00am) by Mr. Jerald Schiff | Visiting Lecturer, GraSPP, who served as Deputy Director of the Asia and Pacific Department at IMF (2011-2015).