In-Person Seminar: The Existential Gap in Global Digital and AI Governance: Pathways and Options

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    17:00-18:30 (JST)
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    Seminar Room, 3rd floor, Ito International Research Building, The University of Tokyo
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    Institute for Future Initiatives, The University of Tokyo

  • Co-host:

    Science, Technology, and Innovation Governance Education and Research Program (STIG), The Univesity of Tokyo

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    This seminar will be held in person. There will be no online delivery.

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Data flows, digital innovation, and AI applications are increasing exponentially, just at a time of geopolitical confrontation and global governance crisis. What are the implications of such a mismatch between innovation and global regulation? What are current responses and possible pathways ahead?

In this presentation, Dr. Yves Tiberghien evaluates existing global regimes and responses (including the latest digital elements at the Bali G20), as well as regional, cross-regional (such at the Quad), and national responses. He argues a more robust regulatory response is crucial to protect democracy, avoid major domestic crises, and shape the future human direction in a way that matches human values.

  • 17:00-17:50
    Talk by Dr. Yves Tiberghien
  • 17:50-18:00
    Designated discussant Prof. Hideaki Shiroyama, IFI, UTokyo
  • 18:00-18:30
Speaker Bio

Yves Tiberghien (Ph.D. Stanford University, 2002; Harvard Academy Scholar 2006; Fulbright Scholar 1996) is a Professor of Political Science, Konwakai Chair in Japanese Research, and Director of the Center for Japanese Research at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver, Canada. In November 2017, he was made a Chevalier de l’ordre national du mérite by the French President.
Yves is a Distinguished Fellow at the Asia-Pacific Foundation of Canada and a Senior Fellow at the University of Alberta’s China Institute. He is an International Steering Committee Member at the Pacific Trade and Development Conference (PAFTAD) and a visiting professor at Tokyo University, The Taipei School of Economics, and Sciences Po Paris. He has held other visiting positions at National Chengchi University (Taiwan), GRIPS (Tokyo), and the Jakarta School of Public Policy (Indonesia).
His research focuses on the comparative political economy of East Asia and on global economic and environmental governance. His latest book is The East Asian Covid-19 Paradox. August 2021.


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Technology Governance Policy Research Unit
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