Rotary Peace Seminar “Hearing Voices from Hiroshima: Nuclear Weapons, War and Peace”

ICU Rotary Peace Center is organizing a Rotary Peace Seminar inviting Ms. Keiko Ogura, an A-bomb survivor, and Professor Robert Jacobs, a professors of Hiroshima Peace Institution and Hiroshima City University.

Rotary Peace Seminar “Hearing Voices from Hiroshima: Nuclear Weapons, War and Peace”
– Speaker:  Ms. Keiko Ogura and Professor Robert Jacobs
– Date/Time:  May 26th, 2022   10:10am-11:40am
– Language: English
* This seminar will be held via Zoom.

[Speaker’s short profile]
Keiko Ogura was born in 1937 in Hiroshima. After the death of her husband, Mr. Kaoru Ogura, in 1979, she began working for Hiroshima herself and deepened international exchanges with writers and journalists and became an interpreting coordinator for peace-movement visitors from abroad. In 1984, she established Hiroshima Interpreters for Peace and published Hiroshima Handbook and Hiroshima Peace Park Guide. Since 1990, when she started a planning company with global-minded proposals and designs for governments and corporations, she has supported numerous visitors from abroad and international peace conferences. Since April 2011, she became an official A-bomb survivor of Hiroshima Peace Cultural Foundation, delivering her experience in English for foreigners. She has given many Hiroshima lectures in universities in the US, and often appears in the worldwide media.

Robert Jacobs is a Professor of History at the Hiroshima Peace Institute and the Graduate School of Peace Studies of Hiroshima City University. He is a historian of nuclear technologies and radiation technopolitics. His book, Nuclear Bodies: The Global Hibakusha, published by Yale University Press this year, presents over a decade of field research in more than 20 countries on the effects of exposures of individuals and communities to radiation from nuclear weapon testing, production and accidents globally. He has published multiple books and articles on nuclear history and culture.

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[Seminar Report]
This seminar was successful with more than 100 participants including students taking “Humanity and
Peace” course for undergraduate students, and Q & A session during the seminar was very active. Here is a snapshot of the seminar.