The Role of The U.S.-Japan Alliance: The Story of The 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami
Friday, March 2, 2018 - 4:00pm to Friday, March 2, 2018 - 5:30pm

LOCATION: Karl Miller Center (KMC), Room 295, 615 SW Harrison St, Portland, OR 97201

A discussion focusing on the U.S. government response to the disaster that hit Japan on March 11, 2011, with additional insights on the strength of U.S.-Japan relations. Featuring:

Ambassador James Zumwalt
Ambassador Zumwalt became CEO of the Foundation in February 2017. When the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami struck Japan in 2011, he was serving as Deputy Chief of Mission at the US Embassy in Tokyo, where he coordinated US support for the Japanese Government’s response to the crisis.

Dr. Satu Limaye
Dr. Limaye is the Director of the East-West Center in Washington. He is also a Senior Advisor at the CNA Corporation, a non-profit research and analysis organization located in Arlington, VA. He is the creator and director of the Asia Matters for America initiative and the founding Editor of the Asia-Pacific Bulletin series.

Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA is a non-profit located in Washington, DC involved in U.S.-Japan relations, providing conferences and seminars, think tank analysis, people-to-people exchanges and coordination of high-level dialogue between the two countries through their in-house and collaborative programs. Center for Public Service, housed within PSU’s Mark O. Hatfield School of Government, draws on the expertise of faculty, students, and community experts to help address the challenges of practitioners in the local, state, federal and tribal government organizations, as well as non-profit sector.

Free Admission! Refreshments Served.

Brought to you by:

Initiative for Community and Disaster Resilience (ICDR), PSU Center for Public Service & Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA

4:00pm - Welcome & Introduction
4:05pm - Presentations: Amb James Zumwalt, Dr. Satu Limaye
4:40pm - Discussion and Q&A