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Understanding the Earthquake (3/21/11)

March 17th, 2011 · No Comments · Events

We know both too much and not enough about the earthquake that struck northeastern Japan on March 11 and its aftermath. We are overwhelmed by images and succeeding reports, yet we have little understanding of what is transpiring. What is clear is that an earthquake is a complex event, needing to be considered from many perspectives. This panel brings together scholars from the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, engineering, and medicine to provide some purchase in the struggle to understand the unfolding events.

Join us for a free panel discussion about the earthquake, tsunami, nuclear reactor troubles, and the resulting aftermath. The panel is open to the public and will be held from 12:00PM-2:00PM on Monday, March 21st at the Michigan League Ballroom at the University of Michigan.


Guest Panelists:

  • Mahshid Abir, M.D., Fellow, Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program / Clinical Lecturer, Emergency Medicine; The University of Michigan
  • Phillip Brown, Professor, History, The Ohio State University
  • Rieko Kage, 2010-11 Toyota Visiting Professor, CJS / Associate Professor, Political Science; University of Tokyo
  • William Martin, Chair and Professor, Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences, The University of Michigan
  • Jeroen Ritsema, Henry Pollack Endowed Professor of Geological Sciences / Associate Professor, Geological Sciences; The University of Michigan

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