Kansai University has jointly hosted the 'Symposium on Population Migration and Repatriation Following Major Disasters,' with the University of Southern California.
This symposium was intended to summarize and disseminate the outcome of an international joint-research project on disaster-related migration led by Professors Shingo Nagamatsu of the Faculty of Societal Safety Sciences at Kansai University and Adam Rose of Sol Price School of Public Policy at the University of Southern California. The symposium was held on November 15 at the Bedrosian Center on Governance at the University of Southern California.
On the Japanese side, Professors Tsuchida and Koshiyama from the Faculty of Societal Safety Sciences at Kansai University presented on the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant accidents and migration patterns of evacuees, while Prof. Nagamatsu reported his econometric analysis of the repatriation behavior of the evacuees. Additionally, Mr. Yukiei Matsumoto, the mayor of the town of Naraha in Fukushima prefecture, the first municipality to repatriate residents since the accident, made a presentation on policy lessons from the recovery from the nuclear disaster.
On the U.S. Side, Professor Lori Peek, the director of the Natural Hazards Center at the University of Colorado Boulder, and other professors presented their researches on migration behaviors after Hurricane Katrina in 2005. An active and thoughtful discussion about disaster recovery and public policy followed.
This symposium was funded by the Kansai University Fund for the Promotion and Enhancement of Education and Research, The Promotion and Mutual Aid Corporation for Private Schools of Japan, and the Japan Foundation.
Videos of this symposium have been released by USC and are available on YouTube at the following links.
Session I: Cross-Disciplinary Insights from Alternative Perspectives
Session II: Economic Analysis of Katrina and Fukushima
Session III: Dealing with Population Displacement in Practice
Symposium Wrap: Population Migration and Repatriation Following Major Disasters
December 06, 2018 01:30 PM UP