The presidents of the U7+ universities formally committed to take action to support the G7 agenda and contribute to fostering a more peaceful and secure world through research, education and public engagement during this week’s U7+ Presidential Summit at Keio University in Tokyo, Japan. These commitments were outlined in the U7+ Tokyo Statement: Universities as Engines of Innovation for Peace and Security, which was unanimously adopted by the presidents. The statement was delivered to Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Wednesday March 15 in his capacity as 2023 host to the Group of Seven (G7).

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U7+ Universities Call on G7 Leaders to Prioritize and Advance Peace and Security

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From left to right: Gwen Burrows, University of Toronto; Annelise Riles, Northwestern University; Daniel Jutras, Université de Montréal; Meric Gertler, University of Toronto; Japan Prime Minister Fumio Kishida; Kohei Itoh, Keio University; Motohiro Tsuchiya, Keio University and Hideko Sumita, Keio University.

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