School of International Affairs to sponsor 'Disasters in Japan'

April 05, 2011

One month after the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, a panel of experts will come together to talk about the aftermath and implications of those events for a community discussion "Disasters in Japan." The event will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. on April 11, in the Greg Sutliff Auditorium in the Lewis Katz Building. A reception at 6:30 p.m. will precede the event.

John Kelmelis, a professor in the School of International Affairs, will moderate the panel which includes: Charles Ammon, professor of geosciences in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences; Arthur Motta, chair and professor of nuclear engineering and materials science and engineering in the College of Engineering; Gregory Smits, associate professor of history who specializes in Japanese history in the College of the Liberal Arts; and Yumiko Watanabe, a geosciences research associate in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences.

In addition to the School of International Affairs, the event is sponsored by the Center for Global Studies, Global Connections, Japanese Friendship Association, and the University Office of Global Programs. The public is welcome.

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