Free Public Lectures (ICAS: Institute of Contemporary Asian Studies) July 2012

Radiating Risk: Food Safety and Public Health After the Fukushima Nuclear Crisis

Date: Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Time: 18:30 (Talk will start at 19:00)


Ryugo Hayano, Professor, University of Tokyo
Satsuki Takahashi, soon-to-be Assistant professor, George Mason University
Nicolas Sternsdorff, Ph.D. candidate in social anthropology at Harvard University & Visiting Researcher at Sophia University.

Race in the 2012 US Presidential Election: Demographics and ‘Dog Whistles’

Date: Thursday, July 5, 2012
Time: 19:00 (Talk will start at 19:30)


Ben Karp, Ph.D candidate in the departments of African American Studies and History at Yale University

Japan’s International Relations and the Politics of 3/11

Date: Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Time: Door opens at 18:30 and the panel starts at 19:00


Sir David Warren KCMG, British Ambassador to Japan
Noriyuki Shikata, Deputy Cabinet Secretary for Public Affairs, Director of Global Communications in the Prime Minister’s Office of Japan
Mark J. Davidson, Minister-Counselor for Public Affairs, United States Embassy, Tokyo

Shihoko Fujiwara: Human trafficking “Modern-day slavery in Japan”

Date: Thursday, July 12, 2012
Time: 19:00 (Talk will start at 19:30)


Shihoko Fujiwara, Director, Polaris Project Japan

Dayna Barnes: US war-time planning for the occupation of Japan

Date: Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Time: 19:00 (Talk will start at 19:30)

cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances


Dayna Barnes, PhD Candidate in International History at the London School of Economics, Managing Editor of Asia Pacific: Perspectives, a journal of the Center for the Pacific Rim at the University of San Francisco


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