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March 2017

Speakers Series: Dr. Karl Seidman – “Disaster Recovery in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina”

March 8, 2017 @ 1:25 pm - 2:15 pm
New East Building, 102 New East
Chapel Hill, NC United States
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Dr. Karl Seidman, Senior Lecturer, Economic Development, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Department of Urban Studies and Planning - "Disaster Recovery in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina" Dr. Karl Seidman will discuss his work assisting communities throughout New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina, including the role of MIT in providing targeted aid through a number of university initiatives. Dr. Seidman is a Senior Lecturer in Economic Development at the MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning. He wrote the text Coming Home to New…

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CANCELED: Speakers Series: LaToya Cantrell – “Disaster Recovery in the Broadmoor, New Orleans Neighborhood following Hurricane Katrina”

March 22, 2017 @ 1:25 pm - 2:15 pm
New East Building, 102 New East
Chapel Hill, NC United States
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LaToya Cantrell, Councilmember, City of New Orleans - "Disaster Recovery in the Broadmoor, New Orleans Neighborhood following Hurricane Katrina" LaToya Cantrell, Councilmember for District B in New Orleans, will discuss her work to save the Broadmoor neighborhood, which was proposed to be converted to open space following Hurricane Katrina. This grassroots community effort required locating those residents who left as part of the post-Katrina diaspora, developing a disaster recovery plan and coordinating with a range of stakeholders to include the…

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Speakers Series: Dr. Michael Rumsewicz – “International Research Linking Knowledge to Action”

March 29, 2017 @ 1:25 pm - 2:15 pm
New East Building, 102 New East
Chapel Hill, NC United States
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Dr. Michael Rumsewicz, Research Director, Natural Hazards and Bushfire CRC - "International Research Linking Knowledge to Action" Dr. Michael Rumsewicz will discuss his role as the Research Director of the Natural Hazards and Bushfire Research Centre in Australia to include their emphasis on applied work. He will also discuss linkage of their Centre and greater Australia with the UNC-based Coastal Resilience Center of Excellence to include the emerging international learning lab concept - providing a means for researchers, students and practitioners to engage…

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April 2017

Speakers Series: Dr. Patricia McAnany – “Anthropological Perspectives on Resilience and Climate Change Adaptation”

April 5, 2017 @ 1:25 pm - 2:15 pm
New East Building, 102 New East
Chapel Hill, NC United States
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Dr. Patricia McAnany, Kenan Eminent Professor in the Department of Anthropology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - "Anthropological Perspectives on Resilience and Climate Change Adaptation" Dr. Patricia McAnany will discuss the conditions that have historically helped or hindered a community’s ability to adapt to changing climates over time, focusing on how lessons from the past may inform the ability of 21st century communities to adapt. Dr. McAnany is author of "Questioning Collapse: Human Resilience, Ecological Vulnerability, and the Aftermath…

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Speakers Series: David Hill and Andy Fox – “Disasters and Design”

April 19, 2017 @ 1:25 pm - 2:15 pm

David Hill (Professor – Architecture) and Andy Fox (Associate Professor – Landscape Architecture), N.C. State University - "Disasters and Design" Andy Fox Professors Andy Fox and David Hill will discuss their work at the NCSU School of Design, to include their Coastal Dynamics Lab and post-Hurricane Matthew work in Eastern North Carolina. This includes an overview of NCSU-hosted Design Week, which involves assisting Kinston, Greenville and Windsor North Carolina with discreet post-disaster issues and challenges. Emphasis will be place on…

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Triangle Resilience Student Research Symposium

April 21, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Biltmore Conference Room, Europa Center, 100 Europa Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27517 United States
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The Carolina Hazards and Resilience Planners are hosting the Triangle Resilience Student Research Symposium all day on Friday, April 21, at the Europa Center in Chapel Hill. The event will serve as a way for graduate students from UNC, Duke and NC State to present their research, connect across the universities and prepare for a career in the field, with panels and breakout sessions on: Working in the field of climate change given the current political climate Addressing equity in hazard mitigation and disaster recovery planning Breaking down…

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January 2018

Natural Hazards Resilience Speakers Series: Dr. Lori Peek

January 24 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
New East Building, 102 New East
Chapel Hill, NC United States
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Free

Dr. Lori Peek, Director of the Natural Hazards Center at the University of Colorado-Boulder:  "The Role of Social Science Research in Advancing our Understanding of Disasters" Lori Peek is Professor of Sociology and Director of the Natural Hazards Center at the University of Colorado-Boulder. Dr. Peek studies vulnerable populations in disaster and is author of Behind the Backlash: Muslim Americans after 9/11, co-editor of Displaced: Life in the Katrina Diaspora and co-author of Children of Katrina. Behind the Backlash received the Distinguished…

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Natural Hazards Resilience Speakers Series: Dr. Tom Birkland

January 31 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
New East Building, 102 New East
Chapel Hill, NC United States
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Free

Dr. Tom Birkland, William T. Kretzer Professor of Public Policy, School of Public and International Affairs, North Carolina State University: "Lesson-Drawing from Natural Hazards and Disasters" Dr. Tom Birkland will provide an introduction to the United States natural hazards and disaster policymaking process. Emphasis will be placed on the comparative evolution of earthquake and hurricane policy in the United States as a way to unpack this process.   Dr. Birkland is the William T. Kretzer Professor of Public Policy, School of Public…

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February 2018

Natural Hazards Resilience Speakers Series: Michele Steinberg

February 7 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
New East Building, 102 New East
Chapel Hill, NC United States
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Free

Michele Steinberg will discuss wildfire hazards risk in the United States and the role of the Firewise Program in mitigating its impacts.

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‘Rising’ Exhibition Opening

February 16 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Center for the Study of the American South, 410 East Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
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Free

"RISING" is a collaborative multimedia research project, using photography and oral history to better understand coastal communities’ beliefs and understandings regarding climate change. What changes have coastal residents witnessed due to recurring coastal hazards? How have they adapted to the changes? How have these past experiences with hazards affected their perceptions of future climate and sea level rise? This event is hosted by The Center for the Study of the American South at UNC-Chapel Hill. The opening reception will feature…

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