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.
Professor Muhammad Yunus offers his vision of a world of three zeros- zero poverty, zero unemployment and zero net carbon emission. He insists that combined power of "technology", "youth", "good governance” and "social business” can make it happen. Young generation today are the most knowledgeable and fortunate generation in human history. If they engage themselves in solving social issues, the goals could be achieved much faster. He proposes that academia should create opportunities to turn these young people into problem solving entrepreneurs.
|Date||13:45-15:00, November 24th(Fri), 2017|
|Organizer||JST Center for Science Communication|