HSP Seminar (#255) “Can Blockchain Improve UN?: Possibility of Decentralized Assistance” (May 29, 2019)

Title HSP Seminar (#255) “Can Blockchain Improve UN?: Possibility of Decentralized Assistance”
Description The technology of Blockchain is now applied for the UN humanitarian operations, such as assistance for refugees. The Western NGOs seem to have already used it. We examine the possibility of non-centralized international cooperation and network governance beyond the limitation of nation-state system through technological innovation.
Date May 29th, 2019 (Wed) 17:00 – 19:00
Venue Bldg. No. 18 (Map), Collaboration Room 1 on the 4th floor, Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo
Lecturer Yoshiyuki Yamamoto (Special Advisor for UN Engagement and Blockchain Technology) by Skype
Commentator Masaru Yarime (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)
Moderator Yasunobu Sato (Professor, The University of Tokyo)
Languages Japanese and English
Organizers Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo (HSP)
Research Center for Sustainable Peace, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), University of Tokyo
Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (A) “Study of Network Governance for Access to Justice in East Asia”
Co-organizer Research Center for Sustainable Development, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), University of Tokyo