date October 9 to 11, 2017

The 2nd Kyoto University-Universität Hamburg Symposium 2018


Struggles toward sustainable development

This session is an inaugural exploration of opportunities for future joint research and publication among researchers in Kyoto University and Universität Hamburg on sustainable development from the perspectives of political science, economics and other social sciences. Speakers are expected to highlight implications of their past and/or current research on sustainable development, sustainable development goals (SDGs), and transformation for sustainable development.


Akihisa Mori, Kyoto University
Cord Jakobeit, Universität Hamburg


Venue: Room 5b, 5F, International Science Innovation Building (No. 69 Bldg. on Main Campus Map)


October 10

10:30-10:35 Introduction: Akihisa Mori

Global governance for sustainable development
Chair: Kosuke Mizuno

10:35-11:05 Cord Jakobeit The promise and pitfalls of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) for improving the effectiveness of development cooperation
11:05-11:35 Kazuo Matsushita Environmental governance for sustainable development: a comparative study of German and Japanese climate change policy
11:35-12:00 Discussion

Political economy of sustainable development (cases of Indonesia and Malaysia)
Chair: Cord Jakobeit

13:00-13:20 Kosuke Mizuno Land title, peatland fires and sustainable forest management in Indonesia
13:20-13:40 Andreas Ufen The unravelling of bumiputera developmentalism in Malaysia
13:40-14:15 Discussion
14:15-14:30 Break

Sustainable food production and consumption
Chair: Kazuo Matsushita

14:30-14:50 Radhika Mittal Sustainable living: examining media representations of climate-friendly food choices
14:50-15:10 Yuka Mitsunari Innovation for sustainable dairy management in Japan
15:10-15:45 Discussion
15:45-16:00 Break

North-South and South-South cooperation for sustainable development
Chair: Andreas Ufen

16:00-16:20 Akihisa Mori Global tax and multilateral funding for sustainable development
16:20-16:40 Manaíra Assunção South-South cooperation and knowledge exchange: how to evaluate Southern knowledge flows for development?
16:40-17:15 Yasuhiro Ogura Heterogeneous effect of RE-promoting policies on import from BRICS: evidence from export to developing/developed countries
17:15-17:45 Discussion

October 11

Collaboration for future publication
Chair: Cord Jakobeit and Akihisa Mori

9:30-10:15 Wrap-up and roundtable discussion for future publication
10:15-11:00 Discussion on the next steps / preparation for wrap-up