Terasaki-Prange Presentation

Thursday, Jan 8, 2015 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Nassrine Azimi from Hiroshima University, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSIAS) will share some of her preliminary findings from archival research. Founding director and current senior advisor of Hiroshima Office of the United Nations Institute for Training & Research (UNITAR), Azimi has written, edited and published broadly on UN peacekeeping and post-conflict reconstruction, notably “The Nexus between Peace-keeping and Peace-building” (Kluwer Law International, 2000); “Post-Conflict Reconstruction in Japan, Republic of Korea, Vietnam, Cambodia, East Timor and Afghanistan” (2003) and “Training and Human Capacity-Building in Post-Conflict Countries” (2004) -- both with The United Nations Press and “The United Nations as Peacekeeper and Nation-Builder: Continuity and Change – What Lies Ahead?”(Martinus Nijhoff Press, 2005). She contributed the chapter on Hiroshima’s architectural and urban revival in “Hiroshima and Peace” (Hiroshima City University Press, 2010) and most recently published a book (2013 in French, 2014 in Japanese, English edition for 2015) dedicated to Beate Sirota Gordon and her father Leo, prominent artistic and cultural figures in Japan. Her op-ed pieces, dealing with policy, culture, identity, war and post-war reconstruction, as well as on Fukushima and its aftermath, have appeared regularly in the international press. Her latest article appeared in The Asia-Pacific JournalJapan's Natural Perils, and Promises, in teh Wake of Fuushima 日本の自然が孕む危険と可能性 フクシマを機に.”

Azimi is supported by the Terasaki research travel grant, which was established by the Paul I. and Hisako Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies to support scholars who wish to come to UCLA to use the Gordon W. Prange Collection microform set housed at the Richard C. Rudolph East Asian Library.


When: Thursday, January 8, 2015 from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM (CET)

Where: UCLA Young Research Library Presentation Room (Rm 11348)