1) "Japan's Mega-Disaster: An On-the-Ground Perspective"Wednesday, February 8th - 5:30 PM
The Honorable John V. Roos, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the USA to JapanICC AuditoriumFollowing the devastating 9.0 earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear crisis on March 11, 2011, Ambassador John V. Roos helped lead the American mission to support Japan’s response to the multi-dimensional and unprecedented disaster. Ambassador Roos will share his first-hand account of what it was like to be on the ground as events unfolded, discuss U.S. efforts to assist Japan, and explain what the experience means for U.S.-Japan relations.
2) "Kizuna! New Forms of Social Capital in Disaster Japan"David H. Slater, Associate Professor of Cultural Anthropology and Japanese Studies, Sophia University, JapanTuesday, February 21st - 12:30 PM to 3:30 PMCCAS Boardroom - ICC 241An anthropologist and active volunteer, Professor Slater will present his recent studies on the range, depth and limitations of civil society functions in disaster relief efficacy. Lunch will be provided during lecture, followed by an informal roundtable discussion.
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3) " '311' Documentary Screening and Discussion"Moderator: Jordan Sand, Chair, East Asian Languages and CulturesWednesday, February 22nd - 8 PM to 10:30 PMICC 101A showing of acclaimed filmmaker Tatsuya Mori’s unreleased documentary “311.” This special pre-screening, the second in the US, will be followed by a discussion moderated by Professor Sand.
4) "Post-3/11 Japan: Crises Management Then, Public Health Concerns Now"Moderator: Michael J. Green, CSIS Japan ChairFriday, February 24th - 12:15 PM to 1:45 PMICC AuditoriumPanelists Manuel Manriquez, Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellow and J. Stephen Morrison, Director of the Global Health Policy Center will discuss crises management and public health issues in the To