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March 2016

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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Free

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, 2017 @ 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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Speakers Series: Scott Davis – “Disaster Recovery and Resilience”

January 25, 2017 @ 1:25 pm - 2:15 pm
New East Building, 102 New East
Chapel Hill, NC United States
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Scott Davis, Georgetown University/RAND Corporation/U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development - "Disaster Recovery and Resilience" Scott Davis is a faculty member of continuing studies at Georgetown University and is a visiting fellow at the RAND Corporation where he works on issues related to disaster recovery, resilience and adaptation. He is on loan from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), where he has worked since 2009, previously serving as a Senior Advisor in the Office of the Secretary…

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February 2017

Speakers Series: Dawn Zimmer – “The Roles and Experiences of a Mayor in Disaster Recovery”

February 8, 2017 @ 1:25 pm - 2:15 pm
New East Building, 102 New East
Chapel Hill, NC United States
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Dawn Zimmer, Mayor, Hoboken New Jersey - "The Roles and Experience of a Mayor in Disaster Recovery" Mayor Dawn Zimmer will discuss her city’s experiences associated with Superstorm Sandy, emphasizing the long-term recovery process and lessons she would like to convey to other mayors that will experience major disasters in the future. Mayor Zimmer led Hoboken through several major crises, including Hurricane Irene in 2011 and Superstorm Sandy in 2012, and has developed a comprehensive resiliency and readiness plan to protect…

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Speakers Series: Iain Hyde – “State Roles in Recovery: The Experiences of Colorado following the Floods of 2013”

February 22, 2017 @ 1:25 pm - 2:15 pm
New East Building, 102 New East
Chapel Hill, NC United States
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Iain Hyde, Deputy Director, Colorado Governor’s Office of Recovery - "State Roles in Recovery: The Experiences of Colorado following the Floods of 2013" Iain Hyde will discuss the recovery of the State of Colorado following the devastating floods of 2013 to include the development of a state recovery office, the coordination of state agencies and engagement with local communities. In his role as Deputy Director, Hyde coordinates with these partners to secure funding, develop long-term plans and prepare for Colorado’s unpredictable events…

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March 2017

Speakers Series: Dr. Jae Park – “The Role of Data and its Analysis in the Support of Disaster Recovery”

March 1, 2017 @ 1:25 pm - 2:15 pm
New East Building, 102 New East
Chapel Hill, NC United States
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Dr. Jae Park, Program Manager, AECOM - "The Role of Data and its Analysis in the Support of Disaster Recovery" Dr. Jae Park is a FEMA Hazard Mitigation Technical Assistance program manager for AECOM. He will discuss the process by which data is collected and analyzed to support post-disaster recovery activities including the management of Stafford Act and Congressionally-appropriated funding, as well as how this information can assist in recovery policy making and disaster recovery plan implementation. Dr. Park has…

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