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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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