Globalization has made the highly industrialized society vulnerable to various risks, e.g. natural disasters, disasters of technology/infrastructure/systems failures such as nuclear power accidents, power/cyber system blackouts, pandemics, and man-made disasters such as terrorism, bio-terrorism, riots, and cyber-attacks. This course aims at understanding critical risks of advanced industrial society through case studies.
To understand risk analysis and crisis management through case studies to get better prepared for crisis management.
risk analysis and crisis management, security
|Specialist skills||✔ Intercultural skills||✔ Communication skills||✔ Critical thinking skills||✔ Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
Lectures, independent research and pre-lecture discussion, active participation to the lectures and active discussion, final essay
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Advanced dual-use technology and industrial intelligence Gen. (Ret) Akiyama, former OPCW Director of Verification||Advanced dual-use technology and industrial intelligence|
|Class 2||Lessons from the Fukushima F1 Accident Prof. T. Narabayashi, Tokyo Tech, Laboratory for Advanced Nuclear Energy||Lessons from the Fukushima F1 Accident|
|Class 3||Energy Security (TBD) Prof. T. Narabayashi, Tokyo Tech, Laboratory for Advanced Nuclear Energy||Energy Security (TBD) Prof. T. Narabayashi, Tokyo Tech, Laboratory for Advanced Nuclear Energy|
|Class 4||Nuclear power and international security by Prof. M. Saito||Nuclear power and international security by Prof. M. Saito|
To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.
Ulrich BECK (1992) RISK SOCIETY: Towards a New Modernity, SAGE
Beat HABEGGER (ed.) (2008) INTERNATIONAL HANDBOOK ON RISK ANALYSIS AND MANAGEMENT
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES, Center for Security Studies, ETH Zurich
A compendium of articles and book chapters as hand-outs for pre-class readings
The evaluation is based on the followings:
• Regular class attendance and active participation: 50%
• Essay work (final paper) of independent research: 50%
This course is scheduled on Wednesday evenings (9-12 Tamachi-time slots) in 3Q-4Q in coordination with two other courses (Lectures by Innovation Policy Makers and Entrepreneurs Seminar) in the same Tamachi-time slot (9-12) so that students can register and complete three courses simultaneously.