In the keynote lectures, two people working on serious problems in the world talk about their challenges.
Dr. Dwikorita Karnawati, former president of Gadjah Mada University (Indonesia), is addressing the problem of natural disasters that are becoming increasingly serious with local residents.
In cooperation with students and faculty members, she actively created the collaboration of local communities and created new disaster countermeasures through the establishment of an early warning system of groundbreaking landslides.
She is going to talk about what mission the scientist should play in society.
Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Peace Prize winner in 2006, is famous for contributing to improving the quality of life by creating Grameen Bank in Bangladesh, financing project funds for a wide range of poor people.
Currently he insists that "technology", "social business", "youth", "good government" is important as it is possible to eradicate poverty from the earth.
He will be taking at science agora in order to call for the importance of participation of academia in social business.
Let's think together beyond the discipline field, position, country, culture, generation barrier how each of us will incorporate science and technology to overcome the difficulties of reality and to richly live.

Date 13:45-15:00, November 24th(Fri), 2017
Venue MeetingRoomB,8Fl
No. 135
Organizer JST Center for Science Communication

Presenter and Moderator


Dwikorita Karnawati
Professor, Engineering and Environmental Geology at Universitas Gadjah Mada(UGM) Indonesia
After obtaining the Philosophy of Doctor from the Department of Earth Sciences, at Leeds University, UK in 1996, Professor Dwikorita Karnawati was awarded the Hitachi Fellowship for conducting postdoctoral Research in Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology 1997. She has been appointed as the Rector of UGM in 2014-2017. Her contributions to science and technology development have also been internationally recognized by obtaining an International Award from the International Program on Landslides – United Nation International Strategy on Disaster Reduction (UN-ISDR) in 2011, 2014 and 2017.


Muhammad Yunus
Founder, Grameen Bank/Nobel Peace Prize laureates
Professor Muhammad Yunus is the father of both social business and microcredit, the founder of Grameen Bank, and of more than 50 other companies in Bangladesh.
In 2006, Professor Yunus and Grameen Bank were jointly awarded Nobel Peace Prize and Time Magazine listed him under “60 years of Asian Heroes” as one the top 12 business leaders.
He is the recipient of 60 honorary degrees from universities across 24 countries. He has received 131 awards from 30 countries including state honours from 10 countries.

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