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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: Profs. Ismael Pagán and 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
Free

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: FEMA Administrator Brock Long

April 16 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wilson Library, 200 South Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27515 United States
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Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Brock Long will speak at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s campus on Monday, April 16, as part of the Coastal Resilience Center’s (CRC) Natural Hazards Resilience Speakers Series.

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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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See more information on Facebook. 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, room GS200. This marks CHRP’s second annual resilience conference, with some a new addition: This year, CHRP is joining forces with the Carolina Climate Change Scientists, merging with their 5th Annual UNC Climate Change Symposium. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Susan White, Executive Director of North Carolina…

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May 2018

DHS Centers of Excellence (COE) Summit 2018

May 30 @ 8:00 am - May 31 @ 5:00 pm
George Mason University Arlington Campus, 3351 Fairfax Drive
Arlington, VA 22201 United States
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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Centers of Excellence Summit 2018 is an opportunity to gather some of the nation’s best academic, public, and private sector leaders to discuss strategies for advancing the DHS mission. This event is sponsored by the national network of university-led U.S. DHS Centers of Excellence (COEs), an extended consortium of hundreds of universities conducting research and education to address homeland security challenges. The Summit goals are to: Provide subject matter experts to discuss current and future homeland…

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