Building a Transnational Research Agenda and Strategy for Engagement through a Social Scientific Understanding of Disasters and the Disaster Sciences

University of California Berkeley
12-14 May 2013

April 26-May 3

(Manuscripts will be posted on Friday, April 26th, and will be OPEN TO PUBLIC COMMENT during this period)

Through the support of the US National Science Foundation and generous contributions of the private Support Group for the STS Forum, we are holding the inaugural meeting of the “STS Forum on the 2011 Fukushima/East Japan Disaster”, as hosted by the University of California, Berkeley’s Center for Science, Technology, Medicine, and Society (CSTMS). This is an academic forum for discussing the Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear accident and the larger 2011 East Japan disaster. The goal of this forum is to build a transnational research agenda and community centered on this disaster, and to extend the social scientific and humanistic understanding of disasters and the disaster sciences. For the inaugural meeting, we have also invited scholars studying other disasters. See…

The original call for papers here
The workshop format, based on pre-circulated papers
The preliminary program
See all abstracts for papers

Manuscripts* will also be posted on this site and will be visible and open to public comment during the open comment period. (*At the discretion of the author. All manuscripts will be distributed to registered participants.)

Please note that this is a pre-circulated papers workshop, with participants selected based on abstracts received. We aim to extend the opportunity to all viewers to read and comment on the publicly posted manuscripts, however, workshop registration is limited to those participating in the workshop.

– Posted on behalf of STS Fukushima Forum

Inaugural Meeting of the Forum (UC Berkeley, May 2013)
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