The 14th Next-Generation Global Workshop

The 14th Next-Generation Global Workshopの風景

第14回次世代グローバルワークショップ/The 14th Next-Generation Global Workshop

プログラム/Agenda of the Workshop


Agenda(Coming Soon)



New Normal Lifestyles during/post-COVID-19: from Crisis to Opportunity


25-26 September, 2021


The workshop will be held Online.

開催目的/The Purposes of the Next-Generation Global Workshop

 The Next-Generation Global Workshop (NGGW) has been held annually since 2008 (see the Annex for information of the annual topics of NGGWs since 2008 and key products) to provide an opportunity for early-career scholars to present their research in English and to obtain feedback from an international audience. It has proved to be a pleasant and effective way for capacity building through the mentorship provided by the professors of participating universities around the world. It has also served as an invaluable opportunity for participants to learn from one another and deepen their understanding of various social phenomena in the world, particularly in Asia. Ultimately, the NGGW has acted as a forum for scholars of different generations and from various regions to build a common academic foundation by redefining Asia in a global context.

 The total number of COVID-19 infected cases worldwide has exceeded 100 million and has reached 3 million deaths by April 2021, while the number of new deaths still hovered between 10,000 to 20,000 per day in the first quarter of 2021. Although vaccinations have begun in some parts of the world, the overall number of new infections is still far from low. As the pandemic has caused serious public health risks, racial discrimination, global economic crisis, rising unemployment and widening socioeconomic disparities, people are compelled to reexamine the social structures, norms and lifestyles before the pandemic. While there are various negative impacts on different sectors of the society, COVID-19 has also provided an opportunity to construct a new social system and move towards new production/consumption patterns and lifestyle. An often-heard example is the use of digitalization and online technology to greatly expand telecommuting and telework. This makes it possible to work more efficiently in a way that is not bound by time or space. There are also reports that more people have turned towards active mobility such as biking and hiking, and healthier lifestyle choices with a greater interest in community activities. These prompted an improvement in hygiene infrastructure and behavior.

Overall, although we cannot overlook the negative impacts of COVID-19 to the society and to vulnerable marginal groups in particular, the new normal could shed a new light in some ways. This calls for responding to the emerging social demands from an interdisciplinary perspective and overcoming the academic boundaries to better understand what changes can be brought about. In this workshop, we call for applications on these future prospects of a new normal from a wide range of perspectives, including but not limited to the following areas. (Topics are not required to be related to COVID-19. In that case, relevant sessions will be assigned.)

1. Intimate sphere and lifestyle
2. Labor
3. Education
4. Public sphere
5. Social Protection
6. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Application deadline: 20 June 2021
Application Form

開催実績/Past Archivements



Organizing Committee of the 14th Next-Generation Global Workshop
Ochiai Emiko (Director, KUASU), Harald Fuess, Deguchi Yasuo, Stephane Heim, Kamm Bjorn-Ole, Kobayashi Mai, Steven Ivings, Wang Tianchi, Asato Wako, Nozawa Yui(Kyoto University, Japan).