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The Practice of Change

Dec 19 | Wed |
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From climate change to diseases to societal inequity, the challenges facing humanity today can only be solved by a paradigm shift. While considerable progress has been made solving these pressing problems through the current tools and methods, we have put little regard into the long-term negative effects and thus created a set of new, interconnected, and complex problems. Joi Ito argues that solving these problems will require bringing about a fundamental change in practice or thinking by using the Internet and advances in science and technology. In this program, Joi shares his insights into the new theories and methods to tackle these problems, and explores real-world examples of implementing change.

Speaker: Joi Ito - Director, MIT Media Lab.

Agenda: 12-12:30 PM Registration & Reception 12:30-1 PM Luncheon 1-2 PM Lecture and Q&A

Admission: Non-Corporate members: $65 lunch & lecture/$20 lecture only Japan Society Corporate Members: Free, up to designated number of tickets; additional tickets $45 lunch & lecture/$15 lecture only Japan Society Individual Members at Patron Circle level and above: $45 lunch & lecture/$15 lecture only Academic and government: $35 lunch & lecture/$15 lecture only

Seating is available on a first come, first served basis.

Prepayment must be made with a credit card. All cancellations must be made at least 48 hours prior to the event

For more information, please contact the Business and Policy Program at 212-715-1208 or email register@japansociety.org.

Venue: Japan Society

333 East 47th Street Map