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Public Lecture: Learning From Disasters For a Resilient Society

Tohoku University and Free University of Berlin (Germany) are jointly organizing a public lecture and discussion panel in conjunction with Berlin Science Week 2020. The lecture will address lessons learnt from disasters such as the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami, and the on-going COVID-19 pandemic.

Berlin Science Week is a 10-day celebration of scientific ideas. It brings together the most innovative scientific organizations to discuss strategies and explore solutions to global problems.

This year's event, which will be held from November 1 - 10, will have a combination of in-person and online sessions. The session hosted by Tohoku University will be held online, and broadcast live from the TOKYO ELECTRON House of Creativity on Katahira Campus. It is open to all but registration is required.

Public Lecture: Learning From Disasters For a Resilient Society
Date: November 2, 2020
Time: 6 - 7:30 p.m. (JST)
Venue:Online (Zoom)

To register:

Form: https://forms.gle/8xE3MQnbgXW5Hfyq5
Deadline: October 27, 5 p.m. (JST)
Capacity: 450 people (first-come-first-served)

Speakers:

Shinichi Egawa
International Research Institute of Disaster Science, Tohoku University
Topic: Healthy society is resilient against disaster

Verena Blechinger-Talcott
Vice President of International Affairs, Free University Berlin
Topic: Building resilient international networks

Julia Gerster
International Research Institute of Disaster Science, Tohoku University
Topic: School memorials and disaster risk education after the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake

Daniel F. Lorenz and Martin Voss
Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Disaster Research Unit, Free University Berlin
Topic: The variety of resilient societies

Event information in Japanese

Contact:

Tohoku Forum for Creativity
Tohoku University
Tel: +81-22-752-2125
Email: bswgrp.tohoku.ac.jp

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