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Natural and Unnatural Disasters

3/11, Asbestos, and the Unmaking of Japan’s Modern World

Thursday, April 21, 2016
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Library and Gallery, Albin O. Kuhn
Brett L. Walker, Edwin O. Reischauer Visiting Professor of Japanese Studies, Department of History and Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies, Harvard University

In this lecture, Brett Walker will investigate asbestos in the construction and, more importantly, destruction of Japan’s built environment, with a focus on the impact of the 3/11 disaster and the later clean up.  Dr. Walker's research is part of a larger Guggenheim-funded project concerned with the unmaking of the modern built world, and what it means for the future of human health.

Co-sponsored by the Departments of Geography and Environmental Systems & History

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