April 4, 2011

SAIS to host forum on Japan earthquake and tsunami

The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies will host a forum, “Japan’s Earthquake and Tsunami: Dimensions of the Disaster and Future Prospects,” at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 5.

The forum, hosted by the Edwin O. Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies at SAIS and the student-led SAIS Japan Relief Team, includes Ichiro Fujisaki, Japanese ambassador to the United States, who will give the featured remarks; Jessica P. Einhorn, dean of SAIS; Capt. David Barlow, one of the leaders of the unit dispatched to Japan from the Virginia Task Force 1 Urban Search and Rescue Team of the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department; Hironori Kawauchi, senior economist of the East Asia and Pacific Region for the World Bank; Ryo Tsuzukihashi, a Japanese student at SAIS; and Kent Calder, director of the Reischauer Center and SAIS Japan Studies Program.

The session will be held in the Nitze Building’s Kenney Auditorium. Non-SAIS affiliates should RSVP to reischauer@jhu.edu or 202-663-5812.