Symposium: Human security in disasters

  • DATE / TIME:
    2012•02•01    10:15 - 17:30

    The International Post-Graduate Program in Human Security of Tohoku University will hold a full-day symposium featuring two invited experts (Prof. Jakob Rhyner and Prof. Joern Birkmann) from the United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS) in Bonn, Germany.

    The symposium will address the topic of human security in natural disasters, including natural hazards safety, vulnerability assessment, and risk management. Students and young researchers from Tohoku University will also talk about Great East Japan Earthquake from their first-hand experience of this historical disaster, reviewing and enlightening it in the perspectives of human security.

    The symposium will be in English (no Japanese interpretation will be provided).

    The symposium is open to the public, free of charge.

    Please register (by 30 January) by sending e-mail (include your name, position, affiliation, and phone number) to Michiko Kohama (Program Secretary) at


  • Kawauchi Conference Hall
    Multimedia Education and Research Complex, 6F
    Kawauchi-kita Campus
    Tohoku University