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UNC Hosting Panel Discussion About Crisis in Japan

Three UNC faculty members will speak and lead a public discussion on Thursday, March 24, about the unfolding crisis in Japan. The discussion, “Japan: Earthquake, Tsunami, Nuclear Crisis,” will include:

  • Jonathan M. Lees, a seismologist and volcanologist who has worked in Sendai, Japan, who is a professor in UNC’s department of geological sciences;
  • David Richardson, an epidemiologist who studies the effects of radiation exposure on individuals in Japan and who is an associate professor in the department of epidemiology in UNC’s Gillings School of Global Public Health; and
  • Chris Nelson, an anthropologist who has studied long-term recovery from the previous disaster in Okinawa, Japan, who is an associate professor in UNC’s department of anthropology.

The event, sponsored by the Carolina Asia Center, will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Nelson Mandela Auditorium at UNC’s FedEx Global Education Center. A question-and-answer session is scheduled to follow.


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