The Coastal Resilience Center (CRC), in partnership with the Department of City and Regional Planning at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (DCRP), are co-sponsoring a graduate certificate program in the study of Natural Hazards Resilience. As part of this course, CRC Director and DCRP Professor Gavin Smith will host a series of additional talks that are open to the public during the Spring 2016 semester on various topics related to natural hazards.

Unless otherwise noted, all events take place at New East Building, on East Cameron Avenue between Old East residence hall and Davie Hall.

For questions, please contact coastalresiliencecenter@unc.edu. To hear about future CRC events, follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

William H. Hooke, Associate Executive Director and Senior Policy Fellow, American Meteorological Society – “Disaster Resilience and Sustainability”
Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016
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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”
Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016
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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”
Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016
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David Perkes, Gulf Coast Community Design Studio, Professor Mississippi State University of Art + Architecture – “Disasters and Design”
Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016
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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
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
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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”
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
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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
Wednesday, April 6, 2016
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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
Thursday, April 14, 2016

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”
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
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