The Great Tohoku, Japan Disaster

Symposium: The Great Tohoku, Japan Disaster

Please join us for two evenings devoted to an examination of and conversation about the March 11, 2011 Tohoku earthquake in northern Honshu, Japan, and the subsequent tsunami and nuclear accident. In talks and panel discussions, experts from the School of Earth Sciences and the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies will focus on what happened, the impacts of the events, and what the future holds for Japan and other earthquake- and tsunami-zone regions of the world.

Free and open to the public. Call 650.725.4395 for more information.

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April 26 Speakers
Moderator: Dan Sneider

Dan Sneider is the associate director for research at the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) at Stanford.
Ross S. Stein

Ross Stein earned his PhD from Stanford in 1980 and has been with the U.S. Geological Survey since 1981. He studies how earthquakes interact through the transfer of stress, in order to to develop better ways to make seismic hazard assessments and probabilistic forecasts. He co-founded and chairs the scientific board of the Global Earthquake Model (the GEM Foundation), a public-private partnership building a worldwide seismic risk model.
Laurie A. Johnson

Laurie Johnson is the founder and principal of Laurie Johnson Consulting + Research, which works to apply the principles and technologies of urban planning and risk management to solve complex urban problems, including pre- and post-disaster recovery planning, management, and finance; geological hazards mitigation, and catastrophe risk management. She earned her Doctor of Informatics at Kyoto University, Japan.
Masahiko Aoki

Masa Aoki is the Henri and Tomoye Takahasi Professor Emeritus of Japanese Studies in the Department of Economics, and a senior fellow at the Stanford Institute of Economic Policy Research (SIEPR) and the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies. A theoretical and applied economist, his preferred field covers the theory of institution, corporate governance, and the Japanese and Chinese economies.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011 | 7:00 pm — 8:30 pm
Hewlett Teaching Center - Auditorium 200, 370 Serra Mall

School of Earth Science
Freeman-Spogli Institute (FSI)