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Multimedia | Sustainable Development Seminar Series: Growing Up in an Era of Extreme Events

Oct, 07 2015

The Earth Institute presents the first in the 2015-2016 Sustainable Development Seminar Series, "Growing Up in an Era of Extreme Events." As we look back at the last 10 years of extreme events, the response and recovery to Hurricane Katrina, Superstorm Sandy and the Ebola Crisis are a few of the many that have tested our disaster preparedness. Now, climate change and the global refugee crisis are increasingly recognized as significant and persistent threats to children and other vulnerable populations. With thought leaders from Columbia University and the Earth Institute?s affiliated centers, this seminar will explore what we have learned from these crises and what that means for the future of disaster preparedness, response and recovery.

Hosts:

Irwin Redlener, MD, Director, National Center for Disaster Preparedness, The Earth Institute, Professor of Health Policy and Management, Mailman School of Public health, Columbia University;

Jeffrey D. Sachs, Director, The Earth Institute, Columbia University;

Panelists:

Elisaveta Petkova, Research Associate, National Center for Disaster Preparedness, The Earth Institute;

Adam Sobel, Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, The Earth Institute, Columbia University;

Jeb Weisman, Director of Strategic Technologies, National Center for Disaster Preparedness, The Earth Institute, Columbia University;

Discussion Moderator:

Jeff Schlegelmilch, Managing Director for Strategic Planning and Operations, National Center for Disaster Preparedness, The Earth Institute, Columbia University