2021 Risk and Crisis Management I

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Academic unit or major
Graduate major in Technology and Innovation Management
Instructor(s)
Ikegami Masako 
Course component(s)
Lecture    (ZOOM)
Day/Period(Room No.)
Wed9-12()  
Group
-
Course number
TIM.B519
Credits
1
Academic year
2021
Offered quarter
3-4Q
Syllabus updated
2021/4/5
Lecture notes updated
-
Language used
Japanese
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Course description and aims

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.

Student learning outcomes

To understand risk analysis and crisis management through case studies to get better prepared for crisis management.

Keywords

risk analysis and crisis management, security

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

Lectures, independent research and pre-lecture discussion, active participation to the lectures and active discussion, final essay

Course schedule/Required learning

  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

Out-of-Class Study Time (Preparation and Review)

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.

Textbook(s)

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

Reference books, course materials, etc.

A compendium of articles and book chapters as hand-outs for pre-class readings

Assessment criteria and methods

The evaluation is based on the followings:
• Regular class attendance and active participation: 50%
• Essay work (final paper) of independent research: 50%

Related courses

  • TIM.B520 : Risk and Crisis Management II
  • TIM.C532 : Research, Development, Test & Evaluation of Advanced/Defense Technology
  • TIM.C510 : Science, Technology and Innovation Policy Analysis I
  • TIM.C511 : Science, Technology and Innovation Policy Analysis II
  • TIM.A403 : Methodology of Political Science and Economics I

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

This course is a semi-intensive course 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 session (9-12) so that the students can register and complete the three courses simultaneously.

Other

Details TBD

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