International Institute of Global Resilience (IIGR) Launches D.C. Course as part of Kumamoto University’s HIGO Program

The International Institute of Global Resilience (IIGR), a non profit organization dedicated to improving emergency management worldwide through research and education, today announced it has partnered with Kumamoto University’s Health and Life Science: Interdisciplinary and Glocal Oriented (HIGO) program. Ten students from Japan, Nigeria and Bangladesh were selected for the intensive five day course, hosted …

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IIGR Participates in the Health and Life Science: Interdisciplinary and Glocal Oriented (HIGO) Program

With the rapid rate of globalization, it is important to ensure small regions and towns’ specific challenges are not overlooked, especially in health and life sciences. Glocalization can create an effective and necessary approach to address health needs of local communities in today’s interconnected world. Starting in October 2012, Kumamoto University introduced the Health and …

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The S&R Foundation Welcomes Students for International Security and Global Resilience Youth Program

The S&R Foundation, a non-profit organization that supports talented individuals with high aspirations in the arts and sciences, announced its International Security and Global Resilience Youth Program in collaboration with Professor Shotaro Yachi and his students from the University of Tokyo, Keio University and Waseda University. The exchange program will offer lectures and learning opportunities for students exploring careers in …

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International Institute for Global Resilience Appoints Leo Bosner Director of Training, Education & Research

The International Institute of Global Resilience (IIGR), a think tank dedicated to improving the readiness of the emergency management community, is proud to announce Mr. Leo Bosner as Director of Training, Education and Research. In his role as Director, Mr. Bosner will help develop and deliver emergency management training and education modules, and conduct research on major …

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IIGR and IAEM Present 2-Day Lecture “Global Resilience from Japan”

For event info, click here. Event Description 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 …

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International Institute of Global Resilience and IAEM Partner to Improve Emergency Management in Japan

The International Institute of Global Resilience (IIGR), a think tank dedicated to improving the readiness of the emergency management community through research and education, today announced a partnership with the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM), the premier international organization of emergency management professionals. As a part of the partnership, IIGR will increase the membership …

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The S&R Foundation Launches the International Institute of Global Resilience

The S&R Foundation today announced the launch of its new initiative, the International Institute of Global Resilience (IIGR), a think tank dedicated to improving the readiness of the global emergency management community through research and education. Dr. Maki Fukami, one of Japan’s leading scientists in the field of emergency management, was appointed as the president of …

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Keio University Event

IIGR and the S&R Foundation have partnered with the Graduate School of System Design and Management (SDM) at Keio University in Japan to host Keio University SDM students. These students are pre-screened and come from varieties of background including, medical field or business background. This program is designed to give international exposure and insights to …

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3.11 Eyewitness “Perspectives from the Ground”

Emergency Management is an applied management science based on American Public Administrative Science. In Japan, there is no concept of “emergency management” or discussion from a perspective of Public Administration or Emergency Management, even one year after the 3.11 earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear facility meltdown in Japan. At the IIGR 3.11 Eyewitness “Perspectives from the Ground” forum, …

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