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STS Forum on the 2011 Fukushima / East Japan Disaster

January 2, 2013

Building a Transnational Research Agenda and Strategy for Engagement through a Social Scientific Understanding of Disasters and the Disaster Sciences

University of California Berkeley
12-14 May 2013

Through the generous support of the US National Science Foundation, we will be holding the inaugural meeting of the “STS Forum on the 2011 Fukushima/East Japan Disaster,” as hosted by the Center for Science, Technology, Medicine, and Society at the University of California Berkeley. This is to be an academic forum for discussing the Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear accident and the larger 2011 East Japan disaster. The goal of this forum is to build a transnational research agenda and community centered on this disaster, and to extend the social scientific and humanistic understanding of disasters and the disaster sciences. For this inaugural meeting, we will also be invitnig scholars studying other disasters (Chernobyl, Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy, 9/11, Deepwater Horizon, as well as less well-known disaster), especially those who are interested in understanding disasters and the events in Japan in historical and comparative perspective.

See the full Call for Papers at the Workshops page of this site.

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