Dr. Osamu IEDA, who is a professor of the School of Social Sciences, specializes in sustainability, economic history, social theories, and East European area stud-ies. He received his Doctor’s degree in Economics from the University of Tokyo. He has edited many books and published articles in Japanese, English and Hungarian languages. He served the Japan Con-sortium for Area Studies as the rst president, the Research Institute for Humanity and Nature as a guest professor, and the journal of Seeder as a mem-ber of editorial board. He is the president of Japan society for Hungarian Studies.Osamu IEDABorn in Yamanashi, Japan, Dr. Masahiko Gemma re-ceived his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota and worked as an economist at the International Development Center of Japan before joining the faculty of Yokohama City University. In 1993, he joined the faculty of Waseda University and is cur-rently a professor at the School of Social Sciences and is serving as director of the Organization for Regional and Inter-regional Studies and director of the Institute of Japan-U.S. Studies at Waseda Univer-sity. His current research interests include issues on food and environmental problems. Publications in-clude co-authorship of a chapter in the Handbook on the Economics of Ecosystem Services and Biodi-versity, Springer.Masahiko GEMMAFacultyECONOMIC & ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITYField 03The environment has been poorly maintained. Its resources are scarce and its assets have been unequal-ly distributed. Climate change is a fact that must be addressed and current energy resources are not only unsustainable, but also their use negatively affects the environment. In this field, students will study the importance of developing and implementing economically, socially, and environmentally sus-tainable policies and institutions so that the Earth and its resources can last for many generations.Graph showing the annual increase of CO2 in the atmosphere near Mauna Loa, Hawaii(Image courtesy of Global Monitoring Division of NOAA's Earth System Research Laboratory)Satellite images showing the shrinkage of Lake Chad, Africa(Image courtesy of NASA GSFC Scientic Visualization Studio and Landsat 7 Project Science Ofce)FIELD 03:ECONOMIC & ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY9

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