Japan’s Triple Disaster – A Lecture

Remember that earlier entry about an interview that I gave through compressed video that included a lecture on the Great Plains? Well, it turns out that this university in Wisconsin liked me enough to grant an in-person interview. They requested a lecture on Japan’s earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster.

Ask, and they shall receive(d):


If there’s one thing I’ve learned in the interview process, it’s to temper all optimism with a healthy dose of caution. This case is no example. Seems like a great job, but I’m just assuming that’s all it is until I hear otherwise…

Author: Andrew Shears

Andrew Shears is an Assistant Professor of Geography at Mansfield University in Mansfield, Pennsylvania. His research interests lie at an intersection of the human-environmental nexus, and includes branches of mapping, technological, memorialization and urban geographies. He lives in Wellsboro, Pennsylvania with his wife Amy, a professional photographer.

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