CSER Work In Progress Seminar was held at The Centre for the Study of Existential Risk (CSER). CSER is an interdisciplinary research centre within the University of Cambridge dedicated to the study and mitigation of risks that could lead to human extinction or civilisational collapse.

In the seminar, Professor Shiroyama discussed the challenges for complex risk governance – managing interdisciplinary communication and stakeholder communication. In addition to nuclear regulation and response to COVID-19, he also highlighted the cases of AI and new bio-technology.


Hideaki Shiroyama

Graduate School of Public Policy
Graduate Schools for Law and Politics
The University of Tokyo
Public Administration at the Institute for Future Initiatives (Director)

Hideaki SHIROYAMA is a Professor of Public Administration at the Institute for Future Initiatives (Director), the Policy Alternatives Research Institute (Ex-Director), the Graduate School of Public Policy (the former Dean), and the Graduate Schools for Law and Politics, The University of Tokyo. His research focuses on international administration, science, technology and public policy, and public policy process. His publications include Transformation of Political Space and Policy Innovation 1 Political Theory of Policy Innovation (University of Tokyo Press, 2008), The Structure of International Aid Administration (University of Tokyo Press, 2007), Governance of Science and Technology (Toshindo, 2007),“The Harmonization of Automobile Environmental Standards between Japan, the United States and Europe” in Pacific Review vol. 20-3, “Administrative Reorganization and Public Sector Reform in Japan” in The Public Sector in Transition: East Asia and the European Union Compared (Nomos, 2007), “Technology Innovation and Diffusion for Environmental Protection,” in Energy Market Restructuring and the Environment (The University Press of America, 2002).