International Institute of Global Resilience and IAEM Present 2-Day Lecture "Global Resilience from Japan"

Leading Experts Discuss the 3/11 Tragedy and How to Spread Emergency Management Best Practices in Japan

WASHINGTON, Feb. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following release is being issued by the S&R Foundation: 

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WHAT: Two years after the tragic earthquake and tsunami of 3/11, the International Institute of Global Resilience (IIGR) and IAEM are co-hosting "Global Resilience from Japan," a 2-day lecture featuring globally recognized emergency management leaders. The event will deepen attendees' understanding of effective disaster response and management, through reflections on experiences and lessons learned from the 2011 earthquake in Japan. 

The "Global Resilience from Japan" lecture will be one of the first collaborations through the recently announced partnership between IIGR and IAEM.

WHEN: Friday, March 1 and Saturday, March 2, 2013 from 7:00 p.m.10:00 p.m. ET
Saturday, March 2 and Sunday, March 3, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. – noon Japan Time

WHERE: The Evermay Estate
1623 28th Street NW
Washington, D.C.

Live streaming online for audiences in Japan and around the globe.

WHO: The event will feature world-renowned emergency management professionals who can offer a global perspective on disaster response and management, including:

  • Ellis Stanley, Sr., IAEM-USA Council Representative. Mr. Stanley has been working in the field of emergency management for more than 35 years and has led delegations of emergency management professionals, including in Japan, and held seminars internationally. Mr. Stanley will present the keynote address.
  • Kathleen Henning, IAEM Region 3 President and a member of IAEM's board of directors. From her experiences responding to disasters including the tragedies of September 11 and Hurricane Katrina in 2006, Ms. Henning has presented around the world on emergency management and disaster planning. Ms. Henning will present an Incident Command System (ICS) training session.
  • Dr. Maki Fukami, President of IIGR. Dr. Fukami is one of Japan's leading emergency management scientists and can present an expert perspective on the unique emergency management issues and challenges that impact Japan. Dr. Fukami has led the development of the "Global Resilience from Japan" lecture.  

TICKETS: To attend at Evermay in Washington, D.C. or to register to watch live please visit: http://bit.ly/Xp2hSb

CONNECT: This program is sponsored by the S&R Foundation. For more information about the Foundation, please visit: www.SandRFoundation.org

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About IIGR
Founded in 2012, the International Institute of Global Resilience (IIGR) is a think tank dedicated to improving and enhancing the readiness and professionalism of the emergency management community through education and research. IIGR's mission is to explore the ongoing need for global resilience and its effect on the world's economy and security. IIGR is a part of the S&R Foundation. For more information, visit www.AboutIIGR.org.

About S&R Foundation
The S&R Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created in 2000 to support talented individuals with great potential and high aspirations in the sciences and arts, especially those who are furthering international cultural collaboration. Our goals are simple, yet bold: to create, support and facilitate initiatives that encourage scientific and artistic innovation, and promote cultural and personal growth. For more information, visit www.SandRFoundation.org.

About IAEM
IAEM-USA, the nation's largest emergency management professional association, is a non-profit professional organization representing more than 5,000 emergency management and homeland security professionals for local communities, state and federal disaster officials, private sector, non-governmental organizations and others involved in preparing for, responding to, and recovering from all types of disasters including acts of terrorism. IAEM provides: access to the largest network of emergency management experts who can provide advice and assistance; the Certified Emergency Manager® program; annual scholarships; a comprehensive monthly newsletter; and more.

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