Fields:Science and Technology Studies, Risk Studies, Science Communication
Contact sho [dot] sekiya [at] gmail [dot] com
Affiliation /

  • Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo (Doctoral Student)
  • Trainee Science Interpreter of Science Interpreter Training Program, The University of Tokyo
  • Collaborative Research Fellow of the University of Tokyo Center for Philosophy (UTCP)
  • Research Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS, DC1)

A member of
  • Japanese Society for Science and Technology Studies
  • The Society for Risk Analysis Japan
  • The Society for Social Studies of Science

Publications etc.
  1. Sekiya, S. 2007. A critical analysis of the precautionary principle. Undergraduate thesis, the University of Tokyo. [download (in Japanese)]
  2. Sekiya, S. 2008. A critical analysis of the precautionary principle. History and Philosophy of Science 21:119–27.
  3. Sekiya, S. 2009. The scope of "risk governance": Beyond technocratic/democratic models. Graduate thesis, The University of Tokyo. [download (in Japanese)]
  4. Sekiya, S. 2010. The impact of cognitive science and neuroscience on risk studies: Conversion of personal preference into social debate. In Ethics and society in the age of neuroscience, 189–213.
Publications etc.
  1. Sekiya, S. 2009. Questions on "Psychopathy, Responsibility and the Moral/Conventional Distinction." Verbal presentation at Neil Levy Seminar Series of UTCP on 17 Jul., the University of Tokyo.
  2. Sekiya, S. 2009. Sustainability in practice: Is sustainability analysis helpful? Verbal presentation at UTCP and POLITO (Politecnico di Torino) workshop "Sustainability and Ethics: Towards the Establishment of New Metrics" on 10 Nov., the University of Tokyo.
  3. Sekiya, S. 2009. Governance in science and technology policy and risk policy. Verbal presentation at the 8th annual meeting of Japanese Society for Science and Technology Studies on 15 Nov., Waseda University.
  4. Sekiya, S. 2010. Risk studies meets neuroscience: "Experts vs. lay people" revisited. Verbal presentation at the 4th BESETO Conference of Philosophy on 7 Jan., Seoul National University.
  5. Sekiya, S. 2010. Why public engagement? Toward theoretical underpinnings of public participation. Verbal presentation at UTCP workshop on Public Engagement in Science and Technology on 21 Jan., The University of Tokyo.
  6. Sekiya, S. 2010. Blanket BSE testing and risk analysis: The function of the Food Safety Commission in Japan. Verbal presentation at the 35th annual meeting of the Society for Social Studies of Science on 28 Aug., The University of Tokyo.

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