CERI-Sciences Po - 56, rue Jacob, 75006 Paris
An international conference organised by IDDRI in the framework of the DEVAST and Sustainable RIO projects, dealing with the chain of impacts of the Fukushima disaster, in terms of population displacements and risk governance.
The conference will be held in English.
"The triple disaster that hit Japan on 11 March 2011 has had a profound and transformative effect on the Japanese society, and its chain of impacts goes beyond its national borders. This conference aims first to address the social and political consequences of the disaster, with a special focus on the evacuation of the population and the challenges related to post-disaster management, as more than 350,000 people remain displaced. The focus will then be geared toward the evolution of risk perceptions, as to how the myth of absolute safety as well as the notion of a safe and secure society in Japan have been shattered in the aftermath of the disaster. Finally, the conference will seek to look beyond the disaster: how do democracies deal with extreme risks, and how are collective preferences toward risk translated into the decision-making process?"