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Natural Hazards Center co-sponsors Capitol Hill event on critical hazards facing the U.S.


Natural Hazards Center co-sponsors Capitol Hill event on critical hazards facing the U.S.

June 15, 2006

The Natural Hazards Center at the University of Colorado, directed by START researcher Kathleen Tierney, is co-sponsoring a special bipartisan lunchtime seminar on critical hazards and disaster issues facing the United States. Event co-sponsors are the Congressional Hazards Caucus and the American Sociological Association.

When: Friday, June 23, 12:00-1:30 p.m.

Where: House Committee on Science, Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2318, Washington, D.C.

RSVP: greg.guibert@colorado.edu

Moderator: Dr. Dennis Wenger, Founder, Hazards Reduction and Recovery Center, Texas A&M University Presenters: Dr. Kathleen Tierney, Director, Natural Hazards Center, University of Colorado at Boulder

  • The Impact of Hurricane Katrina on Homeland Security

Dr. William Anderson, Director, Natural Hazards Roundtable, National Academies of Science

  • Facing Hazards and Disasters: Understanding Human Dimensions. A report by the National Research Council

Dr. Howard Kunreuther, Director, Risk Management and Decision Processes Center, Wharton School of Business

  • Has the Time Come for Comprehensive Natural Disaster Insurance?

~ Light lunchtime refreshments will be available. ~