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February 18, 2022
Bureau of General Affairs
Tokyo Metropolitan Public University Corporation

Tokyo Metropolitan University Global Lecture by Professor Yuval Noah Harari: Post-COVID 19 Future Projections

Tokyo Metropolitan University, as part of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government’s “Future Tokyo” strategy formulated in March 2021, offers online courses for its students by leading international experts in the fields of politics, economics, the environment, and more.
This time, we invited Professor Yuval Noah Harari, author of “Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind”, which has sold more than 21 million copies worldwide, and held an online talk session with Governor of Tokyo, Yuriko Koike, and faculty members and students of Tokyo Metropolitan University.
This will be open to the public, so please watch it.

1. Theme

Post-COVID-19 Future Projections

2. Main Content

With themes such as “the future brought about by technology”, “responding to climate change” and “global cooperation”, young people learned how they should act and make decisions based on the lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic that is a worldwide challenge, as well as receive encouragement as those who will lead the future.

Main Guests

Yuval Noah Harari, historian and Professor at Hebrew University

Yuriko Koike, Governor of Tokyo

Harry Sugiyama, TV personality (Moderator)

Kayo Takuma, Professor, international political scientist and Professor at Tokyo Metropolitan University

Toshio Onuki, historian and Associate Professor at Tokyo Metropolitan University

3. Overview

(1) How to Watch

Streamed via YouTube (free; application required) *Subtitled in Japanese and English

(2) Period of Availability

From Thursday, March 10, 2022 to Thursday, March 24, 2022

(3) Application Period

From Friday, February 18, 2022 until end of streaming period

(4) How to Apply

Please visit the website (External link) to apply.

You will be sent the URL to view the lecture by email after applying. Please access the URL within the timeframe above to watch the video.

*This press release is also available in other languages. (日本語/中文/한국어)


Coordination Section, Department of Management and Planning,
Tokyo Metropolitan Public University Corporation
Phone: 03-5990-5384