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GLOBAL AGENDA is a full-scale debate program.
World opinion leaders discuss and propose solutions to the issues that Japan and the world face today.

Nobel Perspectives: A Scientistfs Cause

Dates of Broadcast

Oct. 29, Sat.
Oct. 29, Sat.
New York:
Oct. 28, Fri.

Science and technology have brought great improvements in quality of life to all humankind. The influence on fields ranging from medicine, to diet, resources, and the environment has been immense, and hopes are high that science also holds the key to our future sustainable development.
But scientists around the world currently face a range of serious issues, including a lack of research funding, and a dearth of personnel. And with such problems compounded by globalization, there are calls for a framework for cross-border, cross-disciplinary cooperation.
In this edition of Global Agenda, we gather four Nobel prizewinners with years of experience at the front line of science and technology, to discuss the way ahead for the international scientific community.

Shinya Yamanaka Director
Center for iPS Cell Research and Application, Kyoto University
Senior Research Investigator
Gladstone Institutes (San Francisco, CA)

Richard Roberts Chief Scientific Officer
New England Biolabs, Inc.

Yuan Tseh Lee President Emeritus
Academia Sinica (Taiwan)

Jerome Friedman Institute Professor Emeritus
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Tomoko Kimura Navigator for Science View, NHK World