Center for Relational Studies on Global Crises
Centre for Relational Studies on Global Crises (RSGC) was established in April 2017, as a first University center for social and human sciences. The RSGC center aims to be a hub for establishing a new research area called "Relational Studies on Global Studies" in Chiba University, where works a core center of the five years Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas (Research in a proposed research area) since July 2016.
The RSGC project aims to revitalize human and social science in order to solve today's global crisis seriously, as we have been witnessing unprecedented patterns of conflicts, clashes, and cross-border social and political networks that synchronize, interact and inter-relate, since the beginning of the 21st Century. Admitting that the existing academic paradigm has failed to provide a proper and comprehensive analytical framework to clarify the mechanism and solution to this unexpected crisis, we need to introduce new perspectives in order to be able to analyze various factors that shed light on relational aspects.
Our purpose is to search for new interdisciplinary and cross-cutting academic approaches by combining various analytical methods in the human, social and natural sciences. And to conduct joint researches with prominent scholars from various institutions as well as departments in and out of the Chiba University. So as to get a comprehensive grasp on this "new global crisis", find a way out, and pursue a future global society based on co-existence with diverse social, political, economic and cultural groups.