Gilbert F. White Lecture Series
Dr. Susan Cutter, Distinguished Carolina Professor, University of South Carolina
December 4, 2014 | 6:00 PM | Room NAS 120 | National Academy of Sciences Building | 2101 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC
In Harm's Way
Natural Hazards: Why More Knowledge Is Not Reducing Losses
The reduction in economic loss requires evidence-based policy appraisals and more progressive approaches to hazards management. This means a re-framing of current programs and policies away from response to more pro-active and longer term emphases on hazard mitigation and enhancing resilience at local to global scales. Linking hazards research and practice to larger societal and development goals that embody the principles of fairness, equity, and sustainability is the road less traveled, but is the path toward a more resilient future.
Runtime: 1 Hour, 6 minutes, 31 seconds
(Recording begins on slide 6 of the presentation)
Dr. Cutter's lecture is the February 2015 topic for the research blog: "'Our National Calamity': The Great Easter 1913 Flood." (click to visit and read)
Dr. Steven L. Stockton, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
May 7, 2013 | 6:00 PM | Room 100 | Keck Center | 500 5th St. NW, Washington, DC 20001
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Dr. Diana Liverman, The University of Arizona
February 10, 2011 | 6:00 PM | Room 100 | Keck Center | 500 5th St. NW, Washington, DC 20001
Dr. Rita Colwell, University of Maryland
"Climate, Oceans, and Human Health: The Saga of a Cholera-Chaser"
Dr. Gerry Galloway, University of Maryland
"Managing American Water Resources: Recognizing the Realities of Geography"
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Dr. Robert Kates, Independent Scholar
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