Assessing government response to the 11 March earthquake

  • DATE / TIME:
    2012•04•17    16:00 - 17:30

    Seminar: “Assessing government activities in the March 11th earthquake: Lessons learned from the big quake, tsunami and nuclear crisis in Japan”

    In this seminar, Prof. Masao Kikuchi of Meiji University will discuss the triple crises that hit the northern part of Japan on 11 March 2011. His discussion will revolve around issues in the context of government responsibilities and public management. The talk is based on his recently published article in Public Administration Review (“What We Know, and What We Have Not Yet Learned: Triple Disasters and the Fukushima Nuclear Fiasco in Japan”) and public opinion surveys on trust in government that were conducted in the weeks following the 11 March earthquake.

     About the speaker

    Masao Kikuchi is Associate Professor of Public Policy and Management of the Department of Public Management in the School of Business Administration, Meiji University, Tokyo. His research interests include comparative governance reform, performance measurement, local governance reform and trust in government from a comparative perspective. Prior to his current position, he was a research fellow at the Institute of Administrative Management while he was also a research associate at the Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry.

    For more information, or to register to attend, please visit the event page on the UNU-IAS website.