Dr. Maki Fukami Named to Head IAEM’s Japan Council

Dr. Maki Fukami, the President of the International Institute of Global Resilience (IIGR), can now add a new title to her name: President of the Japan Council of the International Association of Emergency managers (IAEM). Dr. Fukami was appointed to this position at the November 2015 annual IAEM Conference in Las Vegas. At the conference, …

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Kati Scanlon Joins IIGR as our Fourth Intern

On June 1, 2015, Kati Scanlon of the University of South Florida joined IIGR as our fourth student intern. During her time at IIGR, Kati will do a research report on the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program, a national program that teaches ordinary Americans the fundamentals of protecting themselves, their families, and their fellow …

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Leo Bosner Speaks at CERT Conference

On June 20, 2015, IIGR’s Leo Bosner spoke at CERTCON 2015, an annual conference sponsored by the Montgomery County (Maryland) Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program. Leo spoke on the subject of citizen rescue and recovery efforts in the context of Japanese emergency management following the catastrophic earthquake/tsunami of March 11, 2011, and current efforts …

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IIGR supports the US-Japan Coast Guard Seminar

On February 19, 2015, IIGR supported the US-Japan Coast Guard Seminar sponsored by the Japan International Transport Institute (JITI). The seminar was entitled, “The Current Status and Future of U.S.-Japan Coast Guard Cooperation in the Asia Pacific”. The seminar brought together participants from both the U.S. and Japan for numerous interesting discussions. It was a …

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IIGR celebrates our 3 Year Anniversary

In April, IIGR celebrated our 3 Year Anniversary. We are very proud of having worked with so many brave, successful, and passionate people to conduct some very innovative projects, and we look forward to continuing this into the future. Thanks to all of our friends in Emergency Management for helping to make this happen. IIGR …

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IIGR supports the Kyoto-DC Global Career Development Program

From February 21 to March 5, IIGR supported the Kyoto-DC Global Career Development Program for International Organizations sponsored by Kyoto University DC alumni and the S&R Foundation. As part of this program, students visited IIGR’s office on March 2, and the President of IIGR, Dr. Maki Fukami, gave a lecture about career development. In addition, …

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IIGR Welcomes Our First International Student Intern

On January 26, 2015, IIGR welcomed our first student intern from outside the United States. Ms. So Eun Park comes to us from Ewha Womans University in Seoul, South Korea, were she is a senior. So Eun is interested in international affairs, and she is assisting IIGR by researching disaster management and disaster resilience in …

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Dr. Hiromasa Yamamoto of Osaka Visits DC for Disaster Volunteer Training

From January 26-30, Dr. Hiromasa Yamamoto of Osaka City University in Osaka, Japan, visited Washington DC as a client of IIGR. His purpose was to attend Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training and to learn about Citizen Corps Councils and related programs for community disaster education and preparedness in the United States. Every evening from …

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