April 2011 Blog Posts (2)

Debating acceptable risk

Previously a bastion of disaster preparedness, in the post-March 2011 world, Japan will stand for something more. Its tragedy will define how the notion of ‘acceptable risk’ comes to be debated in the public domain. 

This debate will be significant for two reasons:

One, we are inching towards a global moral consensus that will consider death and damage from disasters in the 21st century as unacceptable. Disasters have long been treated as a disruption to business…


Added by Shefali J Lakhina on April 29, 2011 at 3:48am — No Comments

We are looking for donations to Japan

Hello, this is Naoko Kimura with Center for Women and Famlies in Orange County, CA.  We have direct contact with local Japanese governmental offices and nonprofit organizations in Japan, and collecting items they really need.  Please let me know if you know of places who can donate items in bulk. We have a list of "needed" items.  We are also looking for monetary donations for this project.  If you know of a good source, please contact me.  Thank you.

Added by Naoko Kimura on April 11, 2011 at 10:11pm — 2 Comments

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