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Social Science Research Building

1126 East 59th Street

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Chicago, IL 60637

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This day-long symposium will focus on the human and social impact of the atomic age and most particularly the Fukushima nuclear disaster, focusing on the wildlife of the Fukushima region and the biological sciences. The program will feature a screening of two episodes of the documentary series entitled, "Fukushima: A Record of Living Things," and discussions featuring:

-Mr. Masanori Iwasaki, Film Director, Fukushima: Ikimono no kiroku (Fukushima: A Record of Living Things)

-Mr. Shin-ichi Hayama, Professor, Wildlife Animal Medicine, Nippon Veterinary and Life Science University

-Robert (Bo) Jacobs, Professor, Hiroshima Peace Institute, Hiroshima City University

-Martha McClintock, David Lee Shillinglaw Distinguished Service Professor Emerita in Psychology, University of Chicago and Founding Director, Institute for Mind and Biology

PROGRAM SCHEDULE

9:00 am - Coffee

9:30 am - Opening Remarks ft. Director Masanori Iwasaki

10:00 am - Episode 2: Disruption Screening

11:30 am - Discussion with Masanori Iwasaki & Shin-ichi Hayama

12:00 pm - Lunch (to be provided)

1:00 pm - Episode 5: Follow-Up Screening

2:35 pm - Testimonies ft. Trisha Pritikin ("Hanford's Downwinders") and Mary Olson ("Gender & Radiation)

2:45 pm - Break

3:00 pm - Discussion with Panelists

4:00 pm - Panel Q&A

THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

This film is in Japanese with English subtitles.

This event is supported by the Committee on Japanese Studies at the Center for East Asian Studies and a Title VI National Resource Center Grant from the United States Department of Education.

Humans appear for the first time as a subject of investigation in Episode 5 of Fukushima: A Record of Living Things, the documentary series featured in this symposium. The topic is children and thyroid cancer. As the organization established to support children diagnosed with cancer and their families states, “The years following the Chernobyl nuclear disaster saw a rapid rise in the incidence of thyroid cancer among children. The Fukushima Prefectural Health Survey has also resulted in many children being diagnosed with thyroid cancer and undergoing surgery. There are reports of serious cases, such as spread to the lymph nodes, distant metastasis, and recurrence” (from “Aims of the Fund”). The opportunity to support 3.11 Fund for Children with Thyroid Cancer will be available on this day as a collection box will be on site for those who wish to make a donation towards this cause. For more information and online contributions, please visit the Fund site at http://www.311kikin.org/english (Please note: The University of Chicago's Center for East Asian Studies is not affiliated with this organization or the solicitation for donations).


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Social Science Research Building

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Chicago, IL 60637

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