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Prospects and Possibilities for Japan’s 2019 G20 Osaka Summit - Soka University

This international conference will contribute to the start of Japan's Presidency of the Group of Twenty (G20). It will bring together G20 government officials, scholars, and key stakeholders to discuss and contribute to the agenda for Japan's host presidency. This will include a focus on the plans and prospects for Japan's Osaka G20 Summit on June 28-29, 2019. The panels and speakers will debate important G20 issues, on themes such as the global economy, gender, sustainable development, and climate change, at a time of rising protectionism, populism, and geopolitical risks. There are growing concerns about the effectiveness and legitimacy of the G20 and global governance, linked to power shifts, intensifying vulnerabilities, and insecurities. The Soka University Peace Research Institute and partner institutions from Australia, Canada, and Russia have convened this one-day conference to address these issues, constructively engaging and contributing to Japan's G20 Presidency agenda.

[Research theme of the speakers]
1) G20 Governance
2) Japan's Plans for the Osaka Summit
3) G20 and Global Economic Governance
4) G20 and Global Gender Governance
5) G20 Climate, Energy and Sustainability Governance
6) Possibilities and Prescriptions for Osaka 2019: A Panel

[Event Details]
- Date and Time
Monday December 10th 8:45~18:05
*Sign in will be located at Soka University Global Square 1F

- Venue
Soka University Global Square (1-236 Tangi-machi, Hachioji City, Tokyo; 15 minutes by bus from JR Hachioji station)

- Program
* Welcome: 9:15-9:30
* G20 Governance: 9:30-10:30
* Japan's Plans for the Osaka Summit: 10:45-11:30
* G20 and Global Economic Governance: 11:30-12:45
* G20 and Global Gender Governance: 2:00-3:15
* G20 Climate, Energy and Sustainability Governance: 3:15-4:30
* Possibilities and Prescriptions for Osaka 2019: A Panel: 4:45-5:55
* Closing Remarks: 5:55-6:05

- Participants
Researchers from universities and research institutes, senior diplomats and government officials, representatives of official G20 Engagement Groups(Application in advance)

- Language

- Sponsored by
Soka University Peace Research Institute; G20 Research Group, University of Toronto; Griffith Asia Institute, Griffith University; and Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration

If you wish to cover the conference, please contact Soka University Public Relations Department by Wednesday December 5th through email (



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