International Symposium for the Kokoro Research Center Interdisciplinary Research Project “Pursuing Well-Being in Cultural Context: Humans, Societies, and the Environment in a Globalizing World”
International Symposium for the Kokoro Research Center Interdisciplinary Research Project
Pursuing Well-Being in Cultural Context: Humans, Societies, and the Environment in a Globalizing World
Today’s global society is facing a variety of challenges such as the psychological divide between ethnic/gender groups and people with different political attitudes, a lack of balance between the global environment and human behavior, and the COVID-19 pandemic. Facing these issues, the need for interdisciplinary collaborations examining topics ranging from the human mind to the natural environment has increased.
This symposium is being held to commemorate the launch of an international collaborative research platform by the Kokoro Research Center, Kyoto University, based on the university’s mission of presenting knowledge in the humanities and social sciences internationally and promoting interdisciplinary research activities based on this. We will elucidate matters relating to the mind, society, and the global environment from a global perspective incorporating the East and the West.
▽Date and Time: Sunday, December 5, 2021 9:30 – 13:10 (Japan time, GMT+9)
▽Venue : Zoom webinar
▽Language: English (no interpretation in Japanese)
*A video with Japanese subtitles will be made available on “Kyoto University OpenCourseWare (Kyoto University OCW)” at a later time.
▽Intended audience: Researchers, students, and the general public
▽Capacity: 500 (in order of application)
▽Fee: Free of charge
9:30-9:40 Opening Remarks
Toshio Kawai (Director, Kokoro Research Center, Kyoto University)
9:40-10:20 Lecture 1 “Well-Being in Interdependent Context: Conceptualization and Social Implications from Cultural Psychology”
Yukiko Uchida (Professor, Kokoro Research Center, Kyoto University)
10:20-11:00 Lecture 2 “A Society’s Well-Being Depends on Norms and Their Enforcement”
Bertram F. Malle (Professor, Department of Cognitive, Linguistic, and Psychological Sciences, Brown University)
11:00-11:10 Break 1
11:10-11:50 Lecture 3 “Similarities and Differences in the Vulnerability and Resilience to Environmental Changes between Coral Reef Ecosystems and Human Societies”
Tsuyoshi Watanabe (Lecturer, Faculty of Science, Hokkaido University)
11:50-12:00 Break 2
12:00-13:00 Panel Discussion
Yukiko Uchida, Bertram F. Malle, Tsuyoshi Watanabe, Toshio Kawai
13:00-13:10 Closing Remarks
Yoshinori Hiroi (Professor, Kokoro Research Center, Kyoto University)
Please apply from the link below. We will send you the Zoom link at least a day prior to the event.
Application deadline: Thursday, December 2, 17:00 Japan time
Organizer: Kokoro Research Center, Kyoto University
Contact (Liaison Office): kokoro-culture*mail2.adm.kyoto-u.ac.jp (Please replace * with @)