Hiroshima University Graduate School
Phoenix Leader Education Program (Hiroshima Initiative) for
Renaissance from Radiation Disaster
The 6th International Symposium “Reconstructing Radiation Disaster-Affected Communities: The Mediator’s Role in the Recovery Process” was held successfully.
The 6th International Symposium took place at Hiroshima University’s Koujin Kaikan Conference Hall and we welcomed over 200 participants on the 11th and 12th of February, 2017.
On the first day, graduate students from both our program and invited from the University of California Berkeley as well as Colorado State University gave oral and poster presentations on their current research areas. Due to the range of experts in attendance the graduate students were able to receive valuable feedback and advice from these experienced researchers. Based on the evaluations of the participating experts, three students won an award of excellence for their poster.
On the second day, we welcomed many distinguished experts from abroad including the ICRP, as well as many acclaimed participants that work at sites in Fukushima. These researchers and scholars gave presentations and joined in a panel discussion that focused on the symposium’s theme of “the mediator’s role in the recovery process”.