Theory of Normativity in Global Society II
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 in both theoretical and practical way. 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 mutual active learning. As well known, SDGs motto is ‘Leave no one behind’, because the global development goals are not only for LMICs but also developed worlds including Japan, North America and Europe. Students need to bear in mind that SDGs are our own issue under the philosophy of ‘Think globally, act locally’.
Regarding to the theme, the professor has both academic and professional backgrounds including 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. He is leading the research on the issue as the vice chair of 'Development Resilience and SDGs', Japan Society for International Development (JASID).