January 8, 2015/ 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

UCLA Young Research Library Presentation Room 11348

A comparative study of cultural heritage protection under United States occupation

Policies and legacies in Japan (1945-1950) and Afganistan (2002-2012)

Prange Grant Presentation with Nassrine Azimi, Hiroshima University

Some preliminary findings from archival research

Nassrine Azimi was the founding director in 2003 of the Hiroshima Office, United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR). Previously she had been coordinator of the Institute’s environmental programs in Geneva and chief of its New York Office. 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.


Free and open to the public

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Sponsor(s): Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies