Theme Forum April

"Culture and Biological Diversity and Internationally Common Recognition"

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+ Date & Time

Sunday, April 16 13:30~17:30

+ Venue

Aichi Prefectural University, Lecture Hall

+ Organizers

Japan Association for the 2005 World Exposition
Bureau of International Expositions (BIE)

+ Supporter

UNESCO (U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization)
The Japan Center for Area Studies, National Museum of Ethnology

+ Sponsor

UCC Ueshima Coffee Co., LTD.Cooperation: Aichi Prefectural University


The forum will be held in coordination with a symposium and experts meetings “Exploring Linkages between Cultural Diversity and Biodiversity: Safeguarding the Transmission of Local & Indigenous Knowledge of Nature“ (Thursday, April 14 and Friday, April 15) organized by UNESCO and The Japan Center for Area Studies, National Museum of Ethnology. The aim is to deepen understanding how diverse ecosystems on the earth support the variety of cultures and lifestyles. At the same time, examples of rapid destruction of the diversity will be reported and methods for solutions and strategies for preservation of diversity will be discussed. Also, the need for national “Grand Designs” (future image of national infrastructure that take into account all living things and cultures within that country) will be discussed.

+ Coordinator
  • Prof. Shinichi Takemura
    (Professor, Kyoto University of Art & Design / Japan)
Shinichi Takemura

Shinichi Takemura

+ Key Note Speech
  • Giacomo Mojoli
    (International President's Committee member of Slow Food / Honorary President of Slow Food Japan / Italy)
Giacomo Mojoli

Giacomo Mojoli

+ Panel Discussion
  • Assistant Prof. Kenichi Abe (Assistant Professor, The Japan Center for Area Studies, National Museum of Ethnology / Japan)
Kenichi Abe

Kenichi Abe

  • Sir Peter Crane(Director of The Royal Botanic Garden, Kew / UK)
Peter Crane

Peter Crane


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+ Destination

EXPO2005 Message Events Registration Secretariat April Forum
3-16-29 Marunouchi, Naka-ku, Nagoya-shi
Aichi, Japan 460-0002
Fax:052-951-3895 E-mail:sanka@expo-message.jp

+ Entry deadline

Monday, April 11,2005

+ For Further information

EXPO 2005 Message Events Registration Secretariat
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+ Sir Peter Crane
Peter Crane

Professor Sir Peter Crane is the twelfth Director of The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew – one of the largest, most prestigious and influential botanical gardens in the world. Professor Crane holds academic appointments in the Department of Botany at the University of Reading, the Department of Geology at Royal Holloway College, University of London and the Department of Biological Sciences at Imperial College. He was elected to the Royal Society – the U.K. Academy of Sciences – in 1998 and currently serves on their Council. He is a Foreign Associate of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, a Foreign Member of The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and a Member of the German Academy Leopoldina. He was knighted for services to horticulture and conservation in 2004.

Professor Crane received his B.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in botany from the University of Reading, U.K. He was also on the faculty of the University of Reading from 1978 to 1981. Professor Crane joined the Field Museum in Chicago in 1982 as Assistant Curator in the Department of Geology, and from 1992 to 1999 served as Director with overall responsibility for the Museum's scientific programs. While in Chicago he also held appointments as Lecturer in the Committee on Evolutionary Biology and Professor in the Department of the Geophysical Sciences at the University of Chicago.

In addition to his administrative responsibilities Professor Crane continues his own research, which integrates studies of living and fossil plants to understand large-scale patterns and processes of plant evolution. He is the author of more than 100 scientific publications, and has written or edited several books on plant evolution. Increasingly he is also engaged in a variety of initiatives focused on the conservation of plant diversity.