International Conference on Health Emergency Response in the Asia Pacific

On January 28-29, 2015, IIGR will participate in and help support a conference on “Military Assistance to International Health Emergency Response: Examining Frameworks for an Ebola-like Disaster in the Asia Pacific.” The accelerating spread of Ebola virus in West Africa has demonstrated the profound effect of disease on society, disruption to intra and intergovernmental activity, …

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IIGR Hosts IAEM Holiday Mixer

On Tuesday evening December 16, 2014, IIGR hosted the Holiday Mixer of the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) U.S., Region 3.  The event was held at the S&R Foundation’s historic Evermay Mansion in Georgetown, Washington, D.C.  About 80 IAEM members and guests gathered to enjoy wonderful music, food, and drink while meeting old friends …

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IIGR President Speaks at GSAIS Symposium in Japan

On November 21, the President of IIGR, Dr. Maki Fukami, served as a panelist in a major symposium in Japan. The symposium was organized by the Graduate School of Advanced Integrated Studies in Human Survivability (GSAIS), Kyoto University, and was entitled, “An Initiative of Global Leaders for Human Survivability”. Maki spoke about IIGR’s efforts, our …

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IIGR ‘s Leo Bosner speaks at two disaster conferences in Japan

On November 2, 2014, IIGR Director of Training, Education, and Research, Leo Bosner, gave the keynote speech at a disaster conference at Kobe Gakuin University in Kobe, Japan. The conference was entitled, “For the Future from the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake”. ( http://www.kobegakuin.ac.jp/~gakusai/mirai/) Leo spoke on the role of volunteers and non-government organizations in disasters, and …

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IIGR Website Designer Receives Major Award for IIGR Website

The Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts (AIVA) has named the CMS Advertising Group of Alexandria, Virginia as a Silver Winner of the 2014 W3 Awards for their creative strategy and guidance in the development of IIGR’s website. AIVA is a highly-regarded organization that includes leading, dedicated professionals in a variety of visual arts disciplines …

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Our second intern is working with us now

Our second intern is working with us now. Her name is Ms. Teresa Johnson, and she is a senior at the Middle Tennessee State University. Teresa came to IIGR through the Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars, and she is working with Leo as Leo’s research assistant. Teresa’s main assignment is to research the …

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IIGR has developed an Incident Command System (ICS) guidebook in Japanese

IIGR has developed an Incident Command System (ICS) guidebook in Japanese, the first such guidebook in Japan. The guidebook was developed in cooperation with the Japan Medical Association, the Japan Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, and the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM). ICS is a management system whose principles can be applied to …

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