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A joint event “Climate Change, Natural Disaster, and Security in Southeast Asia: How can we protect our lives and societies?” was held by Security and Disaster Prevention Cluster and Sustainable Environment Cluster

Security and Disaster Prevention Cluster and Sustainable Environment Cluster in Kyushu University Institute for Asian and Oceanian Studies (Q-AOS) held the Kick-Off event together, in JR HAKATA CITY on September 11th, 2019. In this event, we had four lectures about the issues how to protect our lives and societies.
First, Prof. Pasuk Phongpaicht and Dr. Chris Baker, who won the 28th Grand Prize laureate 2017, lectured about climate change and social impacts in Southeast Asia. Second, Prof. Samsak Panha, Chulalongkorn University in Thailand, lectured about several decades of biodiversity research in Thailand. Third, Prof. Hiromu Shimizu, Kyoto University, lectured about the history and changes of Ayta (Asian type Negritos in Philippines). Then, as the last lecture, Prof. Akira Suehiro, Gakushuin University, lectured about economic development and social justice.
On the basis of ideas and viewpoints from these lectures, Prof. Araya Kunio, Chief of Sustainable Environment Cluster, Assit.Prof. Takeshi Onimaru, Chief of Security and Disaster Prevention Cluster, and all lecturers had a panel discussion about “How can we protect our lives and societies?” They discussed and also interacted with students and public participants in the floor.
This event was hosted by both Kyushu University Graduate School of Integrated Sciences for Global Society and Kyushu University Institute for Asian and Oceanian Studies. Established in April 2019, Q-AOS held “Exploring Futures from Asia and Oceania Kick-Off Symposium”, which was our first event, and we are promoting research and educational activities. The Clusters also held their own kick-off event to foster deeper discussion in the different areas, and this event is one of it.
We are going to promote our research and educational activities. We would appreciate your continued support and cooperation.

The lecturers and participants


Kyushu University Graduate School of Integrated Sciences for Global Society
Prof. Hitoshi Nakano, Dean

The 28th Grand Prize laureate 2017
Prof. Pasuk Phongpaichit(Right)
Dr. Chris Baker(Left)

Chulalongkorn University
Prof. Somsak Panha

Kyoto University
Prof. Hiromu Shimizu

Gakushuin University
Prof. Akira Suehiro

A Panel Discussion

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