Each of the departments in the School of Communication has programmed events that invite its students, Emerson alumni, and guests to participate in sessions, hear inspiring and well connected speakers, and network. The events are open to all majors.
Events in October 2014
Containing Ebola: Lessons From the Fukushima Crisis
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Iwasaki Library, White Room
In 2011, a massive earthquake triggered a tsunami and a nuclear disaster in Japan. During the months that followed, the world watched as Japan rapidly rebuilt its infrastructure while standing at the brink of a nuclear meltdown. By using social media effectively, the US Embassy in Tokyo played a crucial role in calming fears and coordinating relief.
Suzanne Basalla was the US Ambassador's chief advisor during the earthquake crisis. She will discuss the lessons learned from the Fukushima disaster that could be used to help stop contagion over ebola.
Basalla launched the TOMODACHI Initiative in the months after the earthquake. It is one of the most successful public diplomacy partnerships being used to solidify the US-Japan Relationship. She continues to oversee the project as the COO of the U.S.-Japan Council. Basalla has also been the Japan Country Director for the Department of Defense, the China Country Director for the National Security Council and a US Naval Officer.
This event is not open to the public.
Sponsored by Department of Journalism with Department of Communication Studies
For more information please contact:
Bianca Sedillos Jiron