Events

Info Session - Japan: Sendai - Learn from Japan's Earthquake and Tsunami Crisis
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 12:00pm
Info Session - Japan: Sendai - Learn from Japan's Earthquake and Tsunami Crisis

12 - 1pm
Urban Center Building (URBN) 511

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This course focuses on issues related to emergency/disaster management, disaster preparedness, and community redevelopment and resilience. For that purpose, the main part of this course will be a mandatory trip to visit the disaster-stricken areas in the Tohoku (Northeast) region, Japan where the magnitude 9.0 earthquake and tsunami happened in March 2011. Through this field experience, participants will 1) gain in-depth knowledge from academic professionals at Kyorin University in a 3-day session, 2) interact with public officials, nonprofits, and community organizations of Kesennuma City and Ishinomaki City, and 3) engage in dialogue with locals to capture the forgotten stories of struggle and hope in the aftermath of the crisis and explore how we can all learn from each other.

Course registration is open to undergraduate and graduate students as well as practitioners and community members. Japanese language proficiency is not required, as the program will be delivered in English (an interpreter will be provided at a minimum). In addition, the class will be led by PSU faculty and staff who are fluent in both English and Japanese. 

 

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Travel Dates: June 22 - June 29, 2019
Credit: 4 undergraduate credit (ECON 410 or PA 410) - or - 3 graduate credits (ECON 510 or PA 510)

**No language requirement!**
**Open to all majors/disciplines!**