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January 2016

Speakers Series: Tom Birkland

January 27, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Chapin Reading Room, 211 New East
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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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" Prior to working at N.C. State, Dr. Birkland served for 12 years on the faculty in the Nelson A. Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy at the State University of New York at Albany. Dr Birkland examines the agenda-setting power of disasters and accidents, called (after John Kingdon) focusing events. His more recent book,…

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February 2016

Speakers Series: Craig Fugate

February 17, 2016 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Gerrard Hall, 116 E. Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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Craig Fugate, Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) – “Emergency Management in the 21st Century: Addressing Long-Standing and Emerging Natural Hazards, Threats and Vulnerabilities” Craig Fugate was confirmed by the US Senate and began his service as Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in May 2009. At FEMA, Fugate has promulgated the “whole community” approach to emergency management, emphasizing and improving collaboration with all levels of government (federal, tribal, state, and local) and external partners, including voluntary agencies, faith…

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Speakers Series: David Perkes

February 24, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Chapin Reading Room, 211 New East
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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David Perkes, Gulf Coast Community Design Studio, Professor Mississippi State University of Art + Architecture – “Disasters and Design” David Perkes is an architect and Associate Professor at Mississippi State University. He is the founding director of the Gulf Coast Community Design Studio, a professional outreach program of the College of Architecture, Art + Design. The design studio was established soon after Hurricane Katrina and is providing planning and architectural design support to many Mississippi Gulf Coast communities and non-profit…

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March 2016

Speakers Series: Carl Bruch

March 23, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
UNC School of Law, Room 5046, 160 Ridge Road
Chapel Hill, 27599
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Carl Bruch, Senior Attorney; Co-Director, International Programs, Environmental Law Institute – “Beyond Paris: Compliance and Enforcement Considerations to Realize NDCs” Co-hosted by the University of North Carolina School of Law Event flyer View the presentation View video

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Speakers Series: Pam Rubinoff

March 30, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Chapin Reading Room, 211 New East
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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Pam Rubinoff, Senior Coastal Manager at the Coastal Resources Center, University of Rhode Island – “Natural Hazards Risk Management Outreach and Extension” Ms. Rubinoff works with U.S. and international partners to build capacity, create policy and provide technical assistance in Latin America, Southeast Asia, the Marshall Islands and Rhode Island. She combines her skills in engineering and coastal policy to lead the center’s effort to create an interdisciplinary Climate Change Adaptation program — a cornerstone of which is a new Coastal Adaptation…

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April 2016

Speakers Series: Dennis Wenger

April 6, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Chapin Reading Room, 211 New East
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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Dennis Wenger, Former Program Director, Infrastructure Systems Management and Extreme Events, National Science Foundation – “A History of Disaster Research” Co-hosted with the Center for Urban and Regional Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Dr. Wenger was a professor from Texas A&M University from 1989-2007. At Texas A&M, Wenger was a Professor of Urban and Regional Science and an Adjunct Professor of Sociology. He was also the Founding Director and Senior Scholar of the Hazard Reduction…

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Speakers Series: Steve H. Murdock – CANCELED

April 14, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Chapin Reading Room, 211 New East
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED Steve H. Murdock, Allyn R. and Gladys M. Cline Professor of Sociology, Rice University – “Disasters and Demography” Co-hosted by the Carolina Population Center Dr. Murdock is the Allyn R. and Gladys M. Cline Professor of Sociology at Rice University. He previously served as Director of the U.S. Bureau of the Census having been nominated for the position by President Bush and unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate in 2007 and serving until the change in administration…

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Speakers Series: Gerald E. Galloway

April 20, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Chapin Reading Room, 211 New East
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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Gerald E. Galloway, Glenn L. Martin Institute Professor of Engineering with the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and an Affiliate Professor in the School of Public Policy, University of Maryland – “Engineering and Natural Hazards Risk Management: Emerging Challenges and Opportunities” Dr. Galloway is a Glenn L. Martin Institute Professor of Engineering with the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and an Affiliate Professor in the School of Public Policy, at the University of Maryland. Dr. Galloway joined UMD's faculty following…

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May 2016

Office of University Programs Centers of Excellence Technology Showcase

May 19, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Stevens Institute of Technology, Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, Suite G-17, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20004 United States
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The DHS Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) Office of University Programs and Stevens Institute of Technology invite you to attend the Spring 2016 Centers of Excellence (COE) Technology Showcase. This event includes demonstration of multiple CoastalResilience Center projects. Experience demonstrations of COE tools, technologies, knowledge products Connect with university experts (one-on-one if desired) to discuss pressing challenges Develop new collaborations to support homeland security missions Meet the newest COEs focused on Arctic security; critical infrastructure resilience; and borders, trade  and immigration Learn how to…

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January 2017

Speakers Series: Dr. Daniel Aldrich – “Social Capital and Disaster Recovery”

January 18 @ 1:25 pm - 2:15 pm
New East Building, 102 New East
Chapel Hill, NC United States
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Dr. Daniel Aldrich, Professor of Political Science, Public Policy and Urban Affairs; Director, Masters Program in Security and Resilience - "Social Capital and Disaster Recovery" Dr. Daniel Aldrich is a professor of political science and Director of the Security and Resilience Studies Program at Northeastern University. His research focuses on post-disaster recovery, countering violent extremism, the siting of controversial facilities and the interaction between civil society and the state. Dr. Aldrich will discuss the importance of social capital in pre- and…

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