On behalf of the Manchester team who will host our next group meeting in April 2023, we are excited to announce the 1st Pre-Meeting Theory Keynote for the AESOP Planning & Complexity 21 Meeting.
Please join us for an online event (details below) to welcome Professor Sakano from Tokyo, Japan
Talk Title: Generalized Trust and the Governance of Complex Systems
Time: Friday the 17th of March 2023 at 0900GMT/1000CET
Registration*: You can register for this event by email at
Speaker: Professor Sakano – Professor Emeritus Tokyo Institute of Technology
Professor Sakano received his Doctor of Engineering from the Department of Systems Science at Tokyo Institute of Technology (1987). In 1991-92, he was a Fulbright Research Fellow at Graduate School of Public Affairs, New York University. From 1996, he was Associate Professor at School of Decision Science and Technology, Tokyo Institute of Technology followed by his appointment as full Professor in 2014. Between 2018 and 2020, he was President of the Japan Association for Planning and Public Management and Co-founder of Japan Minipublics Research Forum. He has worked with local governments in Japan as a policy adviser and since 2022 been Professor Emeritus at the Tokyo Institute of Technology.
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