EngageAsia’s First Webinar in Its Resilience Webinar Series to Focus on Lessons from Hiroshima

Hiroshima’s Lessons: A Conversation with Steven Leeper

Tuesday, April 21 at 8:00 p.m.

Live Webinar

Admission: Free

As COVID-19 changes the local and global landscape and impacts our lives and families, EngageAsia will be utilizing its network of experts to present a series of webinars aimed to help participants find meaning and inspiration. The webinar series is inspired and informed by Viktor E. Frankl’s concept that “Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.”

Join EngageAsia for this first webinar in a series focused on lessons of resilience designed to help participants find meaning, inspiration, and growth in the face of change and uncertainty. “Hiroshima’s Lessons” features Steven Leeper, founder of Peace Culture Village and former chair of the Hiroshima Peace Culture Foundation. Leeper will be in conversation with David Janes, Chair of the Board of EngageAsia. They will discuss the lessons of growth, recovery, resilience, and meaning from the trauma of Hiroshima.

To register for the event, please click this link.

About Steven Leeper

Steven Leeper has spent about half of his 69 years in Japan. He has a master’s degree in clinical psychology and has worked as a family counselor (ten years), management consultant (14 years), translator (30 years to present), and peace activist (16 years). He believes, until he encounters facts to the contrary, that he has translated, edited, or interpreted more A-bomb survivor stories than anyone in the world except his wife.

Leeper began working for Mayors for Peace in 2002, which led to his appointment in 2007 as chairman of the Hiroshima Peace Culture Foundation. He stepped down in 2013 and currently is visiting professor at Hiroshima Jogakuin University and Nagasaki University as well as executive director of PEAC’s Hiroshima campus, Peace Culture Village.

His publications include Hiroshima Resolution (bilingual), Nihon ga Sekai wo Suku, and Amerikajin ga Tsutaeru Hiroshima (Japanese).

About EngageAsia

EngageAsia is a U.S.-based not-for-profit organization with a mission of engaging teachers in innovative programs that build cross-cultural understanding and foster community throughout the Asia-Pacific. As an educational incubator, EngageAsia seeks to spark new ways to teach and learn and also engage in activities designed to promote dialogue on these topics. For more information, please visit EngageAsia’s website.

Upcoming Events in the Resilience Webinar Series

Zen and Resilience featuring Rev. Takafumi Kawakami
Thursday, May 7 at 6:30 p.m.

Lessons from 9/11 and 3/11
Later in May

A Conversation with Allison Gilbert

(Details forthcoming; please check EngageAsia’s website for updates)


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