“Introducing GRIPS’’, a Conversation with Professor Takashi Shiraishi


  • DATE / TIME:
    2016•06•28    18:30 - 19:30

    On 28 June 2016, UNU will host “Introducing GRIPS’’, a conversation with Professor Takashi Shiraishi, President of The National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS). This event will start at 6:30 p.m.  at UNU Headquarters in Tokyo.

    Founded in 1997 to promote high-level policy research, GRIPS is an international premier policy school, which aims to contribute to the betterment of democratic governance around the world. GRIPS provides interdisciplinary education for future leaders in the public sector and conducts research on contemporary policy issues to generate innovative solutions. GRIPS boasts an impressive network of over 4,000 alumni who are actively engaged in shaping policy in more than 100 countries around the world.

    Professor Takashi Shiraishi will join UNU Centre for Policy Research Director Sebastian von Einsiedel for a conversation about the pursuit of GRIPS’ three core goals: to promote interdisciplinary policy research; to equip public policy professionals with the expertise and breadth of vision they need to serve effectively on the world stage; and to create a global hub for policy studies.

    The UNU Conversation Series aims to foster audience participation: you are encouraged to engage with the speakers during the conversation and at the reception that will follow, where all audience members are invited to enjoy the food and drinks that will be served while exchanging ideas and making new contacts.

    Please note that this event will be in English only; Japanese interpretation will not be provided. Advance registration (by 27 June 2016) is required. Please click on the REGISTER button above to access the registration page.

    About the speaker

    Takashi Shiraishi majored in international relations at the University of Tokyo in 1972 and obtained a PhD in History from Cornell University in 1986. He has since taught at the University of Tokyo, Cornell University, Kyoto University, and The National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS) in Tokyo. He served as Executive Member on the Council for Science and Technology Policy (CSTP) in Japan’s Cabinet Office (2009–2012). He has been the President of GRIPS since 2011 and President of the Institute of Developing Economies-JETRO since 2007. In 2007, he was awarded the Japanese Medal of Honor with Purple Ribbon.


    2F Reception Hall
    United Nations University
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    Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-8925