2016

2016 Dec 06

Innovations in Disaster Management: The Use of Technology in Crisis Response, Humanitarian Relief, and Disaster Recovery

3:30pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Suite 200N, 124 Mt Auburn Street, Cambridge

 

Technology holds great promise for improving policymakers’ and practitioners’ abilities to quickly and effectively provide aid in emergency response, humanitarian relief, and post-disaster recovery. In this panel, a group of academics and practitioners will discuss different applications of technology in disaster response and recovery, exploring the benefits and challenges of harnessing the power of technology to confront and overcome major crises. 

 

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2016 Dec 05

What Next: Trump and Asia

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

S010, Tsai Auditorium, Japan Friends of Harvard Concourse, CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge St., Cambridge

 

 

Professor Joseph Nye, University Distinguished Service Professor

Professor Ezra Vogel, Henry Ford II Professor of the Social Sciences Emeritus, Harvard University

Dr. Lynn Kwok, Visiting Fellow, Harvard Law School; Nonresident Fellow at Brookings Institution           

Moderator: Professor Susan Pharr, Edwin O. Reischauer Professor of Japanese Politics         

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2016 Nov 17

Catastrophic Disaster: Lessons from the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

4:10pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

Ash Center Lobby, Suite 200 North, 124 Mt. Auburn Street, Cambridge

 

Join us for a seminar with faculty from Iwate University, Japan, who will present on the 03/11/11 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami – a catastrophic disaster that caused the deaths of more than 20,000 people, inflicted extensive damage in coastal communities throughout the Tohoku region, and triggered a crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant.

The speakers will address crisis leadership and other aspects of disaster response as experienced in affected coastal areas, including in the City of Rikuzentakata, which was devastated by the disaster. They...

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2016 Nov 21

Age of Discovery: Navigating the Risks and Rewards of Rapid Change with Ian Goldin

12:00pm to 1:15pm

Location: 

Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Suite 200N, 124 Mt Auburn Street, Cambridge

Age of DiscoveryThe Ash Center cordially invites you to a book talk with Ian Goldin, author of "Age of Discovery: Navigating the Risks and Rewards of Our New Renaissance." This discussion will be moderated by Arne Westad, the S.T. Lee Professor of U.S.-Asia Relations at HKS. 

 

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2016 Nov 02

Providing Trauma Care for Syrian and Yazidi Refugees

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Room 106, Suite 100, 124 Mt. Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA

 

Join us for a lecture and group discussion led by Yotam Polizer of IsraAID, who will discuss his team’s experience working with refugees in Greece, Germany, and Northern Iraq.
 
Mr. Polizer directs the global partnership program of IsraAID – Israel’s biggest humanitarian NGO. Following the September 2015 refugee crisis in Europe, he led IsraAID’s humanitarian mission in Lesbos, Greece, to support Syrian refugees on the island and also established IsraAID Germany, which provides long-term support for Yazidi and Syrian refugees in Germany. His presentation will draw...

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