The Wisdom of the Survivor
May 04, 2010
from 09:30 AM to 07:00 PM
|Where||Schimmel Theater at Pace University 3 Spruce Street, NY, NY|
|Contact Name||Fabiola Fernández Salek|
Free and open to the public
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The conference brings together well over 100 survivors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki with survivors and family members of the World Trade Center disaster on 9/11. !is highly unique event promises to be both informative and moving. Presenters include survivors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki (Terumi Tanaka, Sunao Tsuboi, Mikiso Iwasa, Sakue Shimohira, and Sumiteru Taniguchi) and survivors and family members of 9/11 (Nancy Cimei, Bob Nussberger, and Gerry Bogacz), in conversation with each other and with scholars and writers, including Robert Jay Lifton, Jonathan Schell, Martin Sherwin, James Carroll, Yuki Tanaka, Natalia Mironova, Ian Buruma, Mohsin Hamid, Bradford Morrow, Edward Hirsch, and others.
The conference is hosted by the Center on Terrorism at John Jay College, CUNY, and co-sponsored by September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows, Nihon Hidankyo, Nihon Gensuikyo, Nuclear Studies Institute of American University, York College of CUNY, Hiroshima Nagasaki Peace Committee of the National Capital Area, the Peace Philosophy Centre, Fellowship of Reconciliation, Rattapallax, the Simons Foundation, the Asian American/Asian Research Institute at CUNY, and !e Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership.
The Wisdom of the Survivor
Schimmel Theater Lobby
Welcome by university presidents and opening remarks by Charles B. Strozier
Keynote address by Jonathan Schell, author of The Fate of the Earth and Abolition and
The Unconquerable World
Panel: On the Wisdom of the Survivor
Chair: Peter Kuznick
Panelists: Robert Jay Lifton, Gerry Bogacz, Terumi Tanaka, and, Sunao Tsuboi
Panel: Artistic Witnessing to Atrocity and Collective Trauma
Chair: Michael Flynn
Panelists: Edward Hirsch, Mohsin Hamid (pending final confirmation), and Ian Buruma
Panel: Sharing and Learning from Survivor Experience
Chair: Satoko Norimatsu
Panelists: Nancy Cimei, Bob Nussberger, Mikiso Iwasa, Sakue Shimohira and Sumiteru Taniguchi
Pace Student Union
Panel: Human Security, Disarmament, and Non-Proliferation in an Age of Terror
Chair: Jennifer Simons
Panelists: Martin Sherwin, James Carroll, Natalia Mironova, and Yuki Tanaka
Special address by Tadatoshi Akiba, Mayor of Hiroshima (pending final confirmation)
Special performance of by Yuji Sasaki, the nephew of Sadako Sasaki – with introductory remarks by Sadako’s brother, Masahiro Sasaki.
Masahiro Sasaki donated one of the remaining Sadako cranes to the WTC Tribute Center in 2007.