The Challenges of Survival and Recovery from the 2011 Tsunami in Japan

The Asian Studies Program at Purdue is pleased to announce a lecture by Professor Daniel P. Aldrich: "The Challenges of Survival and Recovery from the 2011 Tsunami in Japan” Monday, January 27, in Krannert Auditorium at 7 pm.

Dr. AldrichThe lecture will be followed by a light reception. Some communities along the coast in Japan were not affected by the 60 foot tsunami which arrived on March 11 2011, while others suffered population losses as high as 10 percent. In the more than two and a half years since the disaster, some communities have rebuilt homes, schools, and businesses and set up creative plans for renewal. Other communities have not been able to make strong progress since the earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear meltdowns. This talk explores Japan's survival and recovery from a data-driven, social science perspective and sets out broader lessons from the tragedy.

Daniel P. Aldrich received his Ph.D. and M.A. in political science from Harvard University, an M.A. from the University of California at Berkeley, and his B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Aldrich has authored and/or edited three books (Site Fights from Cornell University Press, Building Resilience from the University of Chicago Press, and Resilience and Recovery from Springer Press) along with more than 60 peer reviewed articles, reviews, and OpEds in locations like the New York Times, CNN, and the Asahi Shinbun. He has been a visiting scholar at the Japanese Ministry of Finance, the Institute for Social Science at Tokyo University, Harvard University, the Tata Institute for Social Science in Mumbai, the Institut d’etudes politiques de Paris (Sciences Po), and the East West Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. He has spent more than four years conducting fieldwork in Japan, India and France.

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