Australia-Japan: Science diplomacy and public policy

Hear advisors to government on the role of science in diplomacy and policy. Learn stories of active research collaborations.

The Australian National University and the University of Tokyo have joined together to lead a forum on Science Diplomacy and Public Policy in Tokyo on November 5 2018.

The forum brings together researchers, the public sector and business community to discuss the links between scientific collaboration and diplomacy and the role of scientific advice to government.

It will also present examples of active collaborations that address some of the big public policy issues of our times including geohazards and disaster management, climate change and energy and the appropriate use of game-changing new technologies.

The forum will be a platform for facilitating links between scientific research, business-university relationships and the development of strong evidence-based public policy. As part of the Australia Now program in Japan the forum is designed to showcase Australian expertise in scientific research, innovation and public policy and the depth and breadth of Australian-Japanese collaboration in science.

Program includes akeynote address by Professor Kishi Teruo,Science and Technology Advisor to the Minister for Foreign Affairs.

This event is hosted by The Australian National University and The University of Tokyo. We gratefully acknowledge support from the Australia-Japan Foundation and Rio Tinto Japan.

Early career researchers are particularly encouraged to attend and build their networks.


9am Welcome

9.15am Session 1: International science diplomacy

11am Session 2: Climate change, geohazards and resilient disaster management

1pm Session 3: Science research, innovation and public policy

2.15pm Session 4: Alternative energy systems and sustainability

3.45pm Keynote address

4.15pm Session 5: New technologies for new society

5.45pm Wrap up and recommendations

6pm Networking reception

This event is free and open to the public, registration is essential at

Updated:  27 November 2018/Responsible Officer:  JI Management Group/Page Contact:  Japan Institute