COSMOS PRIZE

2013年(第21回)コスモス国際賞受賞記念講演

   
 
   
   

The Award Ceremony for the 2013 (21th) International Cosmos Prize was held at Izumi Hall, Chuo-ku, Osaka City, on November 7th, 2013. Some 400 participants attended the event, including distinguished guests from Japan and abroad. At 3:00 p.m., the Ceremony commenced with to the majestic strains of pipe organ music.
The Chairperson of the International Cosmos Prize Committee and the Chairperson of the Screening Committee of Experts accompanied by a representative of the host, and introduced the members of their respective committees.
The guests of honor took the platform and were introduced to the audience. They included Mr. Patrick Joseph Linehan, Consul General of the U.S. Consulate General in Osaka-Kobe, Mr. Toru Izawa, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Research Council, Deputy Director-General (on behalf of Minister, MAFF); Mr. Norio Sato, Deputy Director-General, City and Regional Development Bureau, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (on behalf of Minister, MLIT); Mr. Yasuyuki Ogawa, Vice Governor, Osaka Prefectural Government (on behalf of Governor, Osaka Prefecture),  Mr. Akira Tatsuta, Senior Technical Director in Charge of Afforestation,Public Works Bureau (on behalf of Mayor, Osaka City). Expo’90 Foundation Chairperson Takashi Imai delivered an address on behalf of the host organization.
Dr. Tadamitsu Kishimoto, as Chairperson of the International Cosmos Prize Committee, described the prizewinner selection process. Then, Dr. Robert Treat Paine, the 2013 Cosmos Prizewinner, took the platform to a warm round of applause. Chairperson Kishimoto outlined the reasons for the Award.
Dr. Robert Treat Paine was awarded a commendation, a supplementary prize and a medallion by Chairperson Imai .
On behalf of the guests, MAFF Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Research Council, Deputy Director-General Izawa read a congratulatory message from Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, and Consul General Linehan read a congratulatory message from Mr. Kurt Tong, Charge d'Affaires ad interim.
Then introductory images of the prizewinner were presented on the screen. Dr. Robert Treat Paine delivered the prizewinner’s address.
The ceremony concluded with celebratory musical performances by a violinist, harpsichordist and an ensemble.

The 2012Award Ceremony and Commemorative Lecture 

The 2013 International Cosmos Prize commemorative lectures were held at Teijin Hall (Chuo-ku, Osaka) on November 5,and at Yayoi Auditorium, Ichijo Hall,The University of Tokyo, (Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo) on Novenmber 11.
Prize recipient, Dr. Robert Treat Paine delivered commemorative lectures themed “The Harmonious Coexistence of Nature and Mankind”.
At Osaka, Dr. Robert Treat Paine had a discussion with Dr. Mariko Hasegawa, and at Tokyo, Dr. Robert Treat Paine had a discussion with Dr. Yoshihisa Shirayama.

At both Tokyo and Osaka, there were active Q&A sessions.

Commemorative Lecture in Osaka attended by approx.200 people

   
   

 

Presentation

Dr. Kazuhiko Takeuchi

(Chairperson,International Cosmos Prize Screening Committee of Experts / Director and Professor, Integrated Research System for Sustainability Science (IR3S), University of Tokyo)
Commemorative Lecture

“The Harmonious Coexistence of Nature and Mankind”
~Biodiversity,conservation and nature’s dynamical fabric~  

Dr. Robert Treat Paine
Discussion

“The World of Dr. Paine”
Dr. Mariko Hasegawa (Professor, the Graduate University for Advanced Studies )
with Dr. Robert Treat Paine

Place Teijin Hall
Supporters

The Ministry of Agriculture,Forestry and Fisheries.
The Ministry of Land,Infrastructure,Transport and Tourism.
The Ministry of Education,Culture,Sports,Science and Technology
The Ministry of Environment
Embassy of the United States of America in Japan
Osaka Prefectural Government

City of Osak

 

Commemorative Lecture in Tokyo attended by approx.250 people

   

Presentation

Dr. Kazuhiko Takeuchi

(Chairperson,International Cosmos Prize Screening Committee of Experts / Director and Professor, Integrated Research System for Sustainability Science (IR3S), University of Tokyo)
Commemorative Lecture “The Harmonious Coexistence of Nature and Mankind”
~Biodiversity,conservation and nature’s dynamical fabric~
Dr. Robert Treat Paine
Discussion

“The World of Dr. Paine”
Dr. Yoshihisa Shirayama (Executive Director of Research, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology)

with Dr. Robert Treat Paine
Place Yayoi Auditorium, Ichijo Hall,The University of Tokyo
Cooperator Tokyo Metropolitan Board of Education
Supporters

The Ministry of Agriculture,Forestry and Fisheries.
The Ministry of Land,Infrastructure,Transport and Tourism.
The Ministry of Education,Culture,Sports,Science and Technology
The Ministry of Environment

Embassy of the United States of America in Japan