Art & Design

Facing Disasters: International Disaster Management and Humanitarian Responses

28 July 2016, London

Disasters occur in many parts of the world every year. Based on experience from the Great East-Japan Earthquake and Tsunami in 2011, the aim of this public symposium is to discuss how to build safety systems and resilience against future disasters. Scientific views of, and human problems after the disaster will be discussed with talks given by representatives of academia, industry and Japanese local government.

The symposium will start with a keynote lecture by Prof. Peter Sammonds (Director, UCL Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction), which will be followed by two sessions:

I. Report from Fukushima - speakers from, and recently visited Fukushima, will discuss its current state.

II. How should we face disasters? - speakers from the youth generation, industry and academia will talk about disaster resilience.

Following the symposium, UCL-Fukushima reception will be held in UCL South Cloisters.


Admission: Free

28 July 2016, 13.00 - 20.00
Cruciform B304 Lecture Theatre, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT
UCL-Japan Young Challenge