A seminar titled “Global Hibakusha” took place at the Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU) Faculty of Business and Economics on the 17th of November 2016. The seminer presented by Prof. Robert A. Jacobs from the Hiroshima City University, Hiroshima Peace Institute, looked at the effects of nuclear attacks and accidents on the people exposed to the radiation.
Prof. Jacobs noted that even 5 years after the 11th March 2011 Fukushima Nuclear Accident resulting from the Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami, the effects of the accident are very visible. Noting that there is no life in a 30 meters radius of the nuclear power plant, Prof. Jacobs stated that this region is completely deserted. During the seminar Prof. Jacobs also spoke about other nuclear accidents such as the one at the Chernobyl Reactor and the effects of such disasters on human life.
Visit to EMU Rector’s Office
Before the conference Prof. Robert A. Jacobs visited the EMU Rector’s Office. Prof. Dr. Jacobs visited EMU Vice Rector for International Affairs and Promotion Prof. Dr. Cem Tanova, along with EMU Institute of Graduate Studies and Research Chair Prof. Dr. Mustafa Tümer. Prof. Dr. Jacobs who was provided extensive information about the university underlined the global longing for peace and disarmament noting that he is very pleased to be at EMU.