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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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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