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Recorded as a part of the Jan Karski Institute for Holocaust Education on July 19, 2014.

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Recorded as a part of the Jan Karski Institute for Holocaust Education on July 17, 2014.

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Recorded as a part of the Jan Karski Institute for Holocaust Education on July 19, 2014.

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Part of the Jan Karski Institute for Holocaust Education. Recorded on July 19, 2014 

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Mr. Hidehiko Yuzaki, Governor of Hiroshima Prefecture in Japan, spoke to Georgetown University students and faculty on Hiroshima's efforts towards global denuclearization.

Hidehiko Yuzaki is the Governor of Hiroshima Prefecture in Japan. He founded ACCA Networks Co, Ltd. and was appointed the Executive Vice President & Representative Director. Prior to this, he served in the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry as the Deputy Director, American Division, Trade Policy Bureau. He was also the Deputy Director, Nuclear Industry Division, Agency for Natural Resources and Energy. Mr. Yuzaki holds a Master of Business Administration from Stanford University and graduated from the University of Tokyo.

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Using the background context of the Korean War as the starting point for its inquiry, Dr. John P. DiMoia examines the origins of a new medical sub-field, rehabilitative medicine, or 재활 의학, immediately prior to, during, and following the Korean War. DiMoia looks specifically at the origins of a growing network of medical exchange between the United States and South Korea through a survey of two specific sites of practice: the first site is the National Rehabilitation Center located in Tongnae (near Busan), South Korea that represents the immediate wartime and post-war legacy of the merging field in the South Korean context, with a facility designed for injured soldiers taking on a reconfigured form beginning in the mid-1950s with the United Nations assistance, specifically the United Nations Korea Reconstruction Agency; the second site is the Institute of Physical and Rehabilitative Medicine at New York University, which stands as one of the world's leading centers for rehabilitative medicine.


John P. DiMoia is Assistant Professor in the Department of History at the National University of Singapore. This event was held to promote the Asian Studies Program's Public Health in Asia Initiative.
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The SFS Asian Studies Program at Georgetown University, as part of its Public Health in Asia Initiative, hosted a panel discussion in collaboration with the Georgetown Medical Center's Department of Microbiology and Immunology. The event featured regional, policy, and health experts who presented on the new avian influenzas in East Asia and their global health policy implications.

Moderators/Presenters: 

Carol BenedictProfessor and Chair, Department of History, Georgetown University

Elizabeth CameronDirector, Countering Biological Threats, White House National Security Council Staff

Victor Cha, D.S. Song Professor of Government and Director of Asian Studies, Georgetown University School of Foreign Service

Joseph Ferrara, Chief of Staff, Office of the President, Georgetown University

Jennifer Huang, Associate Professor, Department of International Health and Georgetown-Fudan Global Health Summer Program in Shanghai, China

Daniel Lucey, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Georgetown University, Medical Center

Phillip Nieburg, Senior Associate, Global Health Policy Center, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)

Michael Soto, Professor of Health Systems Administration and Popular Health, Georgetown University School of Nursing and Health Studies

Kanta Subbarao, Chief, Emerging Respiratory Viruses Section, Laboratory of Infectious Diseases, NIAID, National Institute of Health (NIH)

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April 29, 2014. Co-sponsored with Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, & World Affairs. Christian-Muslim (and Jewish) relations have existed for as long as Islam has been on the scene of history. There have been periods of fruitful cooperation and dialogue, as well as times of serious conflict and struggle. There is much to learn from the past as we address contemporary issues and also as we try and identify what the future holds for us. Will those who want division and mutual isolation triumph over those who wish informed conversation and friendship, whilst maintaining the distinctives of each faith? The lecture covered these and other topics.

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April 23, 2014. Religion, politics, and policy are inextricably linked in Pakistan, and together tied to Pakistan's relationship with the United States. Pakistan embarked on its first democratic transition of power last year. The success of this experiment will hinge on how well Islamic parties-who are showing their strength within the political landscape-can contribute to civilian rule, shun violence, and mobilize support for political reform. However, these parties are diverse in their policy goals and political intentions and cannot be painted with a broad brush, as often occurs in the United States. Dr. Haroon Ullah provided a look at the rise of political Islam in Pakistan and in the Arab Spring and how understanding these internal dynamics can help shape better bilateral relations.

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Dr. Wendy Lower is the John K. Roth Professor of History at Claremont McKenna College.

Dr. Lower's presentation was based on her new book, Hitler's Furies, a finalist for the National Book Award. Drawing from wartime documents, postwar trials, private letters, diaries and interviews, she discussed outstanding cases of women who became direct witnesses, accomplices, and perpetrators of the Holocaust. In the colonial outposts of the Nazi East, ordinary German women were an integral part of the ruling elite, and possessed extreme power over the lives of Jews and other victims of the Holocaust. Lower examines what some of these women chose to do with this new-found power during the war and how they distorted their criminal behavior after the war.
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