On 9 and 10 May 2017 we welcomed the three 2016 Kyoto Prize Laureates – medical scientist Dr Tasuku Honjo, philosopher Dr Martha Nussbaum, and roboticist Dr Takeo Kanade – who gave public talks, lead academic workshops and took part in a number of activities across the University of Oxford.
Watch Dr Takeo Kanade speaking to an audience at the Blavatnik School of Government as part of the Kyoto Prize at Oxford events.
The launch of the Kyoto Prize at Oxford on 9th May 2017.
As part of the events on 9th May 2017 the Laureates shared their knowledge and research with with graduate students.
Watch Dr Martha Craven Nussbaum speaking to an audience at the Blavatnik School of Government as part of the Kyoto Prize at Oxford events.
Watch Dr Tasuku Honjo speaking to an audience at the Blavatnik School of Government as part of the Kyoto Prize at Oxford events.
If the greatest enemies of humankind in the 20th century were infectious diseases, cancer has clearly become the major foe in the 21st century. Acquired immunity holds the keys to overcoming both of these difficult medical challenges. Dr Honjo presents the fortuitous developments that he has experienced during his time as a researcher, leading to the discovery that PD-1 inhibition could be…...more
Age is the only category of discrimination that includes all humans. However, ageing people are stigmatised in popular culture and discourse, and regarded with a disgust closely linked to fear. Dr Nussbaum argues that stigma against the ageing is a social problem, producing unhappiness and injustice such as discrimination in employment and social interactions, not to mention what she calls a ‘…...more
For Dr Kanade, good research derives from solving real-world problems and delivering useful results to society. As a roboticist, he participated in developing a wide range of computer-vision systems and autonomous robots, including human-face recognition, autonomously-driven cars, computer-assisted surgical robots, robot helicopters, biological live cell tracking through a microscope, and…...more