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International Symposium on Scientific Incertitude and Society: Lessons from Law Court

a date and time

Sunday Aug.26, 2012

am10:00`pm 6:00@(young Socrates Cafe pm6:00-8:00)

opening to the publicCFree entrance upon registration (first 500 applicants)

Simultaneous interpretation available(except Cafe)

venue for the conference

Hitotsubashi Memorial Hall(ꋴLOu)

Address
2floor,Center of National University Finance and Manengiment,2-1-2,Hitotsubashi,Tiyoda-ku,Tokyo,101-0003
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Scope of the symposium

Decision-making involving science and technology demands coherent arguments both with social contexts and indeterminacy (incertitude) in science. It further requires classification of indeterminacy in science under social contexts which will turn to be a basis of institutional design. So-called "scientific trials" are not only important by themselves but also attractive from the point of view of science communication, since they allow observers to see influence of institutional restrictions (procedure of arguments) on rationality of decisions. This symposium will call discussion of the issues to point out their sources and possible solutions through (1) consideration of ways of dealing with scientific knowledge in court in Japan, indeterminacy in particular; (2) comparison of the current situation with Stirling's classification and initiatives in oversea courts (McClellan). It also aims to give new insights on relevant uses of scientific knowledge in social decision making in general.

Presented by

JST-RISTEX project Legal Decision-making under Scientific Uncertainty(Science Group)

Organized by

Executive Committee of the International Symposium

Auspices

The Physical Society of Japan CJapanese Society for Science and Technology StudiesCJapan Law FoundationCThe Japanese Society of Clinical Ecology.

Talk

Peter McClellan
Chief Judge at Common Law Supreme Court of New South Wales, Australia
Andrew Stirling

Professor of Science & Technology Policy (SPRU - Science and Technology Policy Research, The Sussex Energy Group, School of Business, Management and Economics)
Tadashi Kobayashi
Osaka University, Philosophy of Science, Science and Tecnology Studies
Takayuki KIRA

Philosopher of Law Tokiwa University
Takako Nakajima
International Christian University
Takayuki ONAI
Ryutsu Keizai University, Political Science
Tsuyoshi HONDOU
Graduate School of Science, Tohoku University

Panelists

Peter McClellan
Chief Judge at Common Law Supreme Court of New South Wales, Australia
Andrew Stirling

Professor of Science & Technology Policy (SPRU - Science and Technology Policy Research, The Sussex Energy Group, School of Business, Management and Economics)
Tadashi Kobayashi
Osaka University, Philosophy of Science, Science and Tecnology Studies
Chihara WATANABE

Professor, Graduate School of Law, Ritsumeikan University
Shigeto YONEMURA
Associate Professor, Graduate School of Law, Tohoku University
Koji HIRATA
Professor, CPIS(The Center for the Promotion of Integrated Sciences), The Graduate University for Advanced Studies

Moderators:Takayuki,ONAI Tsuyoshi HONDOU

Background Information

"Keep it Complex" Andy Stirling, Nature (2010)

DVD Concurrent Evidence: New methods with experts

Executive Committee

Koji HIRATA Professor, CPIS(The Center for the Promotion of Integrated Sciences), The Graduate University for Advanced Studies
Taizo KOBAYASHI Associate Professor, Research Institute for Information Technology, Kyushu University
Takako NAKAJIMA International Christian University
Takayuki ONAI Associate professor, Department of Law and Government, Ryutsu-Keizai University
Kouji TACHIBANA Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
Takayuki KIRA JST-RISTEX project researcher, Tokiwa University
Fumiaki KOBAYASHI Phirosophy of Law,Meiji University
Masashi SHIRABE Associate Professor, Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology
Go YOSHIZAWA Associate Professor, Graduate School of Medicine , Osaka University
Miwa KURI Graduate School of Science, Tohoku University
Yuko MURAKAMI Associate Professor, Graduate School of Science, Tohoku University
Tsuyoshi HONDOU Associate Professor, Graduate School of Science, Tohoku University
Ai OISHI Designer,supplementary member ,Tohoku University