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13:00 - 20:00 28 July 2016

Facing disasters: international disaster management and humanitarian responses


Cruciform B304 - Lecture Theatre 1 | Cruciform Building (link Map)
Gower Street | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential

Disasters occur in many parts of the world every year. Based on experience from the Great East-Japan Earthquake and Tsunami in 2011, the aim of this public symposium is to discuss how to build safety systems and resilience against future disasters. Scientific views of, and human problems after the disaster will be discussed with talks given by representatives of academia, industry and Japanese local government.

The symposium will start with a keynote lecture by Prof. Peter Sammonds (Director, UCL Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction), which will be followed by two sessions:

I. Report from Fukushima - speakers from, and recently visited Fukushima, will discuss current state.

II. How should we face disasters? - speakers from the youth generation, industry and academia will talk about disaster resilience.

Following the symposium, UCL-Fukushima reception will be held in UCL South Cloisters with UCL's vice-provost, Dame Nicola Brewer, to give an opening speech.


Ryo Torii
+44 (0)20 7679 2801 | r.torii@ucl.ac.uk


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