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Fifth International Symposium on Human Survivability
Disasters and Human Survivability: Enhancing Resilience to Risks Threatening the Future of Humanity

21-22 November 2016

The Graduate School of Advanced Integrated Studies in Human Survivability (GSAIS)


Course Description

The main goal of the International Symposiums on Human Survivability is to provide a fresh look at the global challenges facing humanity in areas such as energy, water, food, population, diseases, etc. This year’s symposium will focus on enhancing resilience to extreme, or large-scale disasters that may threaten the well-being of present and future generations. We aim to develop a holistic approach that integrates various research fields by considering the past, present and future dimensions.

The symposium will bring together scholars from natural and social sciences, as well as humanities. The idea behind this is that we need to go beyond the “silo-based” approach, where handling disasters is something left to experts with specialized knowledge. The integration of the knowledge of scholars from different academic fields and backgrounds could be expected to provide some novel solutions to the problem of how enhance our resilience to future disasters.