Next Monday (5/12) will mark the sixth anniversary of the Great Sichuan Earthquake, which claimed 69,195 lives in 2008. In light of the increasing seismic activity around the world, the upcoming Sichuan anniversary should prompt a re-examination of the belief among many seismologists that earthquakes are inherently unpredictable. This view still carries the imprimatur of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), but new data strongly challenges this orthodoxy and provides support for alternative predictive models that have already correctly identified the timeframe, magnitude and epicenter of earthquakes around the world.
If you plan to cover the Sichuan anniversary or the latest data on earthquake prediction, consider arranging a phone interview this week with my client Julian Gresser, a leading expert on environmental law in Asia. In addition to his expertise, Julian brings to this subject extensive experience as an advocate for better Earthquake Prediction in the Shadow of Consensus Science. Feel free to email/call me to schedule the interview.
- Mobile: 212.844.9290
- Email: Lev.Janashvili@gmail.com
About Julian Gresser
Julian Gresser is an international attorney, negotiator, inventor, and recognized expert on Asia. From 1976 to 1983, he served as Visiting Mitsubishi Professor at the Harvard Law School and taught courses as a Visiting Professor at MIT on the legal issues of strategic industries. He has been a Visiting Professor at Beijing University, where he taught seminars on Japanese and U.S. environmental law, and also helped the Chinese environmental authorities draft China’s Marine Pollution Control Law.
He has served as legal advisor to numerous U.S., Japanese, and European companies on a wide array of business issues, including joint ventures, limited (venture capital) partnerships, technology licensing, export controls and customs fraud, antitrust, and intellectual property protection, particularly patent infringement disputes. He has been a senior consultant to the U.S. State Department, The World Bank, The Prime Minister’s Office of Japan, The People’s Republic of China, and the European Commission (where he trained the Commission’s Japanese negotiating teams).
Julian Gresser is also the founder of Global Innovation Integrators which helps China’s top CEOs and their companies develop and execute effective innovation strategies.
Julian Gresser’s most passionate project is a Global Network of Intelligent Explorer’s Wheels, dedicated to finding solutions to some of the “wicked” problems confronting humanity, based on the template for continuous lifelong learning introduced in the Piloting Through Chaos—The Explorer’s Mind.
Books by Julian Gresser
- Piloting Through Chaos —The Explorer’s Mind (Bridge21 Publications, 2014)
- Partners in Prosperity: Strategic industries for the United States and Japan (McGraw Hill, 1984)
- Environmental Law in Japan (Studies in East Asian Law) (MIT Press, 1981)