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UK-Japan Symposium on Disasters

UCL Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction

Thursday, 21 November 2013 at 09:00 - Friday, 22 November 2013 at 20:00 (GMT)


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THURSDAY ONLY: UK-Japan Symposium on Disasters Ended Free  
FRIDAY ONLY: UK-Japan Disaster Risk Reduction Workshop Ended Free  
BOTH THURS + FRI: Symposium and Disaster Risk Reduction Workshop Ended Free  

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DAY 1: UK-Japan Symposium on Disasters

 Chancellors Hall, Senate House, Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HU


9:00 - 9:30     Registration and Coffee   

9:30 - 9:40     Welcome and Introduction

                    Professor Peter Sammonds

9:40 - 11:00    Plenary lectures on building structures resistant to earthquakes and tsunamis

                     Professor Fumihiko Imamura and Professor Tiziana Rossetto


11:00 - 12:00   Plenary lectures on International Collaboration in Disaster Risk Reduction

                            Professor David Alexander and Professor Tiziana Rossetto

12:00 - 13:00   Lunch


13:00 - 14:00   Announcement of the UCL-Tohoku Memorandum of Understanding

                     Speeches on UCL-Tohoku research collaboration


14:00 - 14:15   Break


14:15 - 15:45   Plenary lectures on the science of giant earthquakes

                     Professor Shinji Toda and Professor James Jackson (University of Cambridge)


15:45 - 16:00   Break

16:00 - 17:00   Panel discussion: How can we best ensure a fair distribution of risk from local to international                              levels in disaster risk reduction?

                     Discussion chair: Professor Peter Sammonds

                     Panel: TBC


DAY 2: UK-Japan Disaster Risk Reduction Workshop

 Room B17, 1-19 Torrington Place, University College London 


09:00 - 9:30   Registration and Coffee


9:30 - 11:15    Session 1: Earthquake hazards and earthquake engineering

                    Speakers TBC


11:15 - 13:00   Session 2: Tsunami hazards and tsunami engineering

                    Speakers TBC


13:00 - 14:00   Lunch


14:00 - 16:00   Session 3: Medical, social and cultural aspects of Disaster

                    Speakers TBC


16:00: - 16:30   Poster session introductions


16:30 - 16:45   Break


16:45 - 18:00   Session 4: Panel Discussion: Communication of Disaster Science; what do the users [actually]  need?

                    Discussion chair/moderator: TBC

                    Panellists: TBC


18:00 - 20:00   Poster Session and Reception

                           South Cloisters


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When & Where

Chancellors Hall, University of London; B17 Torrington Place, UCL; and South Cloisters, UCL
Senate House
Malet Street
7801732, WC1E 7HU

Thursday, 21 November 2013 at 09:00 - Friday, 22 November 2013 at 20:00 (GMT)

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UCL Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction

In order to maximise the impact and value of UCL activities in risk and disaster reduction, and to increase and enhance interdisciplinary collaboration and cooperation; the IRDR brings together different areas of expertise found across established centres throughout UCL, and leads research and teaching in risk and disaster reduction.

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