Oct. 28, 2017: Atomic Age IV Symposium

This event will take place at the University of Chicago’s Social Sciences Research Building (1126 E. 59th St.) in Room 122 and is FREE and open to the public.

While attendance is FREE, registration is REQUIRED.  To register, please click here.


This day-long symposium will focus on the human and social impact of the atomic age and most particularly the Fukushima nuclear disaster, focusing on the wildlife of the Fukushima region and the biological sciences. The program will feature a screening of two episodes of the documentary series entitled, “Fukushima: A Record of Living Things,” and discussions featuring:

-Mr. Masanori Iwasaki, Film Director, Fukushima: Ikimono no kiroku (Fukushima: A Record of Living Things)

-Mr. Shin-ichi Hayama, Professor, Wildlife Animal Medicine, Nippon Veterinary and Life Science University

-Robert (Bo) Jacobs, Professor, Hiroshima Peace Institute, Hiroshima City University

-Martha McClintock, David Lee Shillinglaw Distinguished Service Professor Emerita in Psychology, University of Chicago and Founding Director, Institute for Mind and Biology

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