On March 11, 2011 (3.11), a 9.0 magnitude earthquake hit northeastern Japan, and the resulting tsunami and nuclear disaster devastated the Tohoku region. Victims of the Tohoku disasters impressed the world with their resilience. Today, 10 years later, the world is seeking the same resilience in the face of the health and economic crises caused by the global pandemic. At this live online symposium, leading voices and experts from Tohoku and the U.S. gather to exchange ideas and draw lessons from 3.11. Also featured is the premier of a short video of testimonials from leaders in Tohoku who received or participated in programs supported by Japan Society’s Japan Earthquake Relief Fund. Co-organized with ETIC., a Japanese nonprofit dedicated to nurturing social entrepreneurs and recovery efforts in Tohoku, this event is part of Japan Society’s programs marking the 10th year anniversary of 3.11.

Moderator: Daniel P. Aldrich

Daniel P. Aldrich is professor and director of the Security and Resilience Program at Northeastern University. He has published five books, more than fifty peer reviewed articles, and written op-eds for The New York Times, CNN, Asahi Shinbun, along with appearing on popular media outlets such as CNBC, MSNBC, NPR, and HuffPost. His research has been funded by the Fulbright Foundation, the Abe Foundation, and the National Science Foundation, and he has carried out more than five years of fieldwork in Japan, India, Africa, and the Gulf Coast.


The event will take place, Monday, March 9, 2021 at 7:00 PM EST. To register, click here.

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