TOHOKU University Global Webinar Series
“Key Aspects of Emergency Planning and Management for Pandemics”
presented by Professor David Alexander (UCL/IRDR)
July 30, 2020, 20:00 JST (July 30, 2020, 12:00 BST)
This webinar will be delivered in English via Zoom.
There have been many signs recently that a second wave of the COVID-19 epidemic could be on the horizon. The science of planning and management is therefore urgently needed to help us build a new society that is capable of living with the virus.
In response to this situation, Tohoku University has organized a special lecture and discussion with Professor David Alexander, the father of modern disaster science. He was an early advocate of the integration of the social and natural sciences, which is a necessary part of the science of disasters.
Tohoku University is home to leading researchers in the natural and social sciences. It is also a research center for the Great East Japan Earthquake and related recovery efforts.
We believe that the participation of experts, students, and citizens in these discussions will provide important clues regarding how we should build our future society — a society that is hopeful and that can coexist with the virus while still maintaining scientific rationality.
We look forward to your participation.
Speaker: David Alexander
1982-2002: Taught geomorphology, physical geography, natural hazards and disaster studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
2003-2007: Scientific Director of the Advanced School of Civil Protection of the regional government of Lombardy.
2005-2011: Professor at the University of Florence.
2012-: Professor of Risk and Disaster Reduction at UCL.
Professor David Alexander is an authority on disaster management and has authored many
important works. He continues to conduct research and studies all over the world.
20:05-20:10 Introductory Remarks:
Prof. Toshiya Ueki, Executive Vice President of Tohoku University
20:10-20:55 Keynote Lecture:
Prof. David Alexander, Professor of Risk and Disaster Reduction at UCL
21:20-21:25 Comment: Prof. Shin-ichi Egawa, Asst. Director of IRIDeS
MC: Prof. Yasuaki Onoda, Graduate School of Engineering, Tohoku University
Moderator: Miwako Kitamura, Ph.D. candidate at the Graduate School of Engineering, Tohoku University
Registration (to close at 10am, July 30)
Registration is closed.
Global Engagement Division, Tohoku University
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