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February 2018

Natural Hazards Resilience Speakers Series: Dr. Alex Felson

February 21 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
New East Building, 102 New East
Chapel Hill, NC United States
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Dr. Alex Felson will provide an overview of the concepts associated with disasters and design in pre- and post-disaster settings, including his work following Hurricane Sandy.

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Natural Hazards Resilience Speakers Series: Dr. Ismael Pagán and Dr. Ricardo López-Rodriguez

February 28 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
New East Building, 102 New East
Chapel Hill, NC United States
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University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez Professors Ismael Pagan and Ricardo Lopez-Rodriguez will discuss their observations of the recovery effort currently underway in Puerto Rico.

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March 2018

Natural Hazards Resilience Speakers Series: Donn Young

March 7 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
New East Building, 102 New East
Chapel Hill, NC United States
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Donn Young: "Art and Disaster: A Photographers Perspective on Hurricane Katrina Recovery in New Orleans, Louisiana" Photographer Donn Young will discuss his personal experiences post-Katrina, including the loss of his life’s work as a photographer following Hurricane Katrina. He will also discuss his efforts as a photojournalist to capture the recovery process as requested by the State of Louisiana. This assemblage of work resulted in the show “40 Days and 40 Nights”, which served as part of the State of Louisiana…

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Natural Hazards Resilience Speakers Series: Dr. Chris Gregg

March 28 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
New East Building, 102 New East
Chapel Hill, NC United States
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Dr. Chris Gregg, a Professor of Geology at East Tennessee State University, will discuss his volcano-related fieldwork and teaching experience in Hawaii and Italy.

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April 2018

Natural Hazards Resilience Speakers Series: Dr. Branda Nowell

April 4 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
New East Building, 102 New East
Chapel Hill, NC United States
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Dr. Nowell will discuss the past wildfire season and her work assessing community resilience to wildfires. Additional topics discussed will include the role of firefighters in response to wildland fires, to include organizational strategies employed.

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Natural Hazards Resilience Speakers Series: Al Leonard

April 11 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Al Leonard will discuss the impacts of Hurricane Matthew on the Town of Fair Bluff, N.C., and will describe the process of disaster recovery as it has unfolded from a local government perspective.

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Natural Hazards Resilience Speakers Series: Stephen Dredge

April 18 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
New East Building, 102 New East
Chapel Hill, NC United States
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Stephen Dredge will discuss the linkage between natural hazards risk management and climate change adaptation, drawing on his practical experience applying land use planning and policy analysis tools in Australia.

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Carolina Hazards and Resilience Planners: Climate Change and Resilience Symposium

April 20 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
UNC Genome Science Building, 250 Bell Tower Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Carolina Hazards and Resilience Planners (CHRP) will hold a Climate Change and Resilience Symposium on Friday, April 20, from 12:15-5 p.m. in the UNC Genome Science Building. This marks CHRP’s second annual resilience conference, with an exciting addition: This year, CHRP is joining forces with the Carolina Climate Change Scientists, merging with their 5th Annual UNC Climate Change Symposium. There will also be a student research poster contest (with cash prizes). Full program and more details to come.

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