Allan Njomo presents Fukushima research at the 31st annual Association for Practical and Professional Ethics International Conference

Author: Laurel Clements

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In February, Allan Njomo, a senior majoring in business analytics, had the opportunity to present his research at the 31st annual Association for Practical and Professional Ethics International Conference in Cincinnati. Allan presented for the conference virtually last year because of coronavirus pandemic restrictions, and had the wonderful opportunity to participate in person at this year's conference. 

Supported by Liu Institute faculty fellows Jessica McManus Warnell, a professor of business ethics, and Anna Geltzer, assistant director of Notre Dame’s John J. Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values, Allan presented “How Has the Japanese Healthcare System Adjusted to the Aftermath of the 3/11 ‘Triple’ Disaster?” which examined collaboration in interdisciplinary ethics. In addition to sharing his research, Allan was able to demonstrate his long-term commitment to justice in healthcare delivery, which carries over into his post-graduation work plans in healthcare consulting. 

McManus said Allan’s presentation was extremely well-received by conference attendees. “A couple of folks were trying to recruit him to their graduate programs, but he's heading to PwC into healthcare consulting after graduation,” she said. “I have no doubt we'll be seeing big things from Allan and his commitment to justice in healthcare delivery.” Allan has since been selected as one of the Poets & Quants Best & Brightest Business Majors of 2022!

Allan's project originated with the “Energy, Justice, and Fukushima” research project by McManus and Geltzer along with professors Noriko Hanabusa (Japanese) and Kevin Walsh (engineering). The Fukushima project was funded through the Liu Institute’s Justice and Asia initiative. Allan’s attendance at the ethics conference both years was funded through the Roberts Endowment for Undergraduate Research in Asia.

 

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(Left to right) Jessica McManus Warnell, Allan Njomo, and Anna Geltzer at the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics International Conference