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March 12th 2012
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Lecture by Keiko Kiyama, Kizuna Ambassador(Ambassador of Resilience) at CUNY Baruch College
"Assistance for People in Tohoku, to Retrieve Self-Reliance - from recovery to building new future"

On, Wednesday, March 14, the Consulate General of Japan in New York, City University of New York (CUNY) Baruch College Japanese Program and Baruch Japan Club will organize a lecture by Keiko Kiyama, Kizuna Ambassador (Ambassador of Resilience) designated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, at CUNY Baruch College.

By introducing Japan's reconstruction efforts and further development after the Great East Japan Earthquake the lecture aims at correcting incorrect perceptions of Japan following the March 11th, 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

Date & Time: Wednesday, March 14th, 2012 & 3-5pm
(Refreshments will be served.)
Venue: City University of New York (CUNY) Baruch College
Multipurpose Room (VC 1-107)
The William and Anita Newman, Vertical Campus
One Bernard Baruch Way (55 Lexington Avenue at 24th Street)
New York, NY 10010
Organizers: Baruch Japan Club
CUNY Baruch Japanese Program
Consulate General of Japan in New York
Admission: Free
Registration: RSVP with your name at baruchjapanclub@gmail.com
(Photo ID required at entry)
Speaker: Keiko Kiyama, the Secretary General of JEN and co-chair of Japan Platform, has been helping refugees, displaced people and victims of natural disasters as one of the first members of JEN from 1994. For 16 years she worked as the regional representative for former Yugoslav countries where she and her teams implemented hundreds of projects in a huge variety of sectors, including various UN projects. Currently, JEN is working in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Sri Lanka, South Sudan, Haiti and Japan's Tohoku region, which was badly affected by the earthquake and tsunami of March 11th, 2011. There are more than 100,000 beneficiaries to JEN each year. Ms. Kiyama obtained a masters of arts degree in sociology from University at Buffalo, State University of New York in the United States. She also received the "Woman of the Year 2006" award from the Nikkei Women Magazine for JEN's continuous work on peace building in various parts of the world.
For more information: http://www.ny.us.emb-japan.go.jp/en/i2/special_120314.html



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