VIRTUAL EVENT: Starr Forum: 3.11 Ten Years Later: Disaster and Resilience

Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 4:30pm to 6:00pm

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Experts gather a decade after Japan's earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear meltdown to reflect on what has changed and the lessons learned.



Daniel Aldrich is professor of political science, public policy and urban affairs and director of the Security and Resilience Studies program at Northeastern University. He has spent more than five years carrying out fieldwork in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East.

Miho Mazereeuw is associate professor of architecture and urbanism at MIT. She also is the director of MIT's Urban Risk Lab. Working on a large, territorial scale with an interest in public spaces and the urban experience, Mazereeuw is known for her expertise in disaster resilience.

Tatsujiro Suzuki, a nuclear engineer, is vice director of and professor at the Research Center for Nuclear Weapons Abolition at Nagasaki University (RECNA), Japan. Before joining RECNA, he was a vice chairman of Japan Atomic Energy Commission (JAEC) of the Cabinet office. Among his many posts, he was associate vice president of the Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry in Japan; visiting professor at the Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Tokyo; associate director of MIT’s International Program on Enhanced Nuclear Power Safety; and research associate at MIT’s Center for International Studies.



Richard Samuels is Ford International Professor of Political Science and director of the Center for International Studies at MIT. His research interests include Japanese politics, Asian security, grand strategy, and political leadership. He is author of 3.11: Disaster and Change in Japan (2013). His most recent book is Special Duty: A History of the Japanese Intelligence Community (2019).


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Co-sponsors:  MIT Center for International Studies (CIS), MIT Japan Program

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