Theme: Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Human Security- Southeast Asia and Japan in Global Society
This course examines the issues of sustainable development/SDGs and human security under globalization in theoretical, historical and practical way respecting to the cultural diversity. Meanwhile the cases will be mainly Southeast Asia and Japan in global society, the course will also deal with the issues in other countries where students come from all over the world. Diverse academic and professional experiences of the students are highly appreciated to promote active learning in mutually way. As well known, SDGs motto is ‘Leave no one behind’, the goals are not only for LMICs but also for developed worlds to overcome our common global issues such as poverty, climate change and COVID-19 pandemic. Students are expected to keep in mind that SDGs are our own issue as a global citizen and to ‘Think globally, act locally’ for our common goals.
Addressing to this course objectives, the professor is happy to utilize his academic and professional experiences: such as for United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD), Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), local governments of Japan and NGOs/civil society, as well as the vice chair of 'Development Resilience and SDGs', Japan Society for International Development (JASID).