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Grassroots Exchange Discretionary Grantees 2010

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Harvard Medical School, Center for Health and the Global Environment. Cambridge, MA    
Fostering Ocean Conservation in Japan & US through Use of Multimedia & Cultural Exchange
Project Director: Kathleen Frith
$10,000
1) The participants would understand a variety of threats to the ocean and their consequences for human health and well-being; 2) By approaching this topic in Japanese-US pairs, participants would understand that these issues are global in scope, learn from each other's cultural and geographical perspectives, and foster positive relationships between US and Japan; 3) By using multimedia tools, participants would deepen their learning by finding ways to communicate ocean science to a larger audience, embracing both creativity and fact-based content, and be able to share their work with their community and online audiences.

Japan Center for International Exchange (JCIE). New York, NY
Disseminating an Innovative Model of Philanthropy Education--Japan Roundtables with Founder of Common Cents
Project Director: Atsuko Geiger
$8,500
To explore the potential for a collaborative project to introduce an American philanthropic education program to Japan and to establish an effective working relationship between the parties in the US and Japan with an aim to start a pilot program in Japan.

Japan Society of Northern California. San Francisco, CA
Kanrin Maru Symposium: The Future of the  US-Japan Relationship
Project Director: Dana Lewis
$4,400
In celebration of the 150th anniversary of the arrival of Japan 's first embassy to the US aboard the Kanrin Maru and USS Powhattan, provide a forum in Northern California for a sophisticated discussion of the future direction of US-Japan relations in its diplomatic, business and civil society aspects. The symposium is designed to tap both the expertise of senior US and Japanese policy experts who rarely visit the region, and to tap local expertise of Bay Area universities and the unique resources of Silicon Valley . We will raise awareness both on-site and through proceedings.
 
John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Center on Terrorism. New York, NY
Wisdom of the Survivor Conference
Project Director: Michael Flynn
$7,500
A day-long conference bringing together over 100 hibakusha from Hiroshima and Nagasaki, with an equal number of surviving members of victims of the attack on the World Trade Center to address the issues of the wisdom of the survivors of atrocity and terrorism.

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