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Creating a Culture of Disaster Preparedness: Balancing Contrasting Responses to Hazards
WhenMonday, Sep. 18, 2017, 7 – 8:30 p.m.

Join Dr. Kathleen Tierney, Emeritus Professor of Sociology and former Director of the Natural Hazards Center, as CoSSaR Research Scientist Dr. Scott Miles welcomes her to campus on Monday, September 18, 2017. This will be the first CoSSaR Seminar Series event of the autumn quarter.

The goal of Dr. Tierney’s presentation is to facilitate a discussion about how to build a more effective culture of preparedness in the Puget Sound region. Drawing from her recent book Social Foundations of Risk and Resilience, she will share different social and cultural perspectives of natural hazard risk across the United States. Dr. Tierney will describe how these perspectives shape our responses to extreme hazard events, such as a future Cascadia or Seattle Fault earthquake, and how these perspectives can be more appropriately balanced.

This event is free and open to the public.

Campus room322
CategoryOther Events
Event typesLectures/Seminars
Event sponsorsThe talk is sponsored by the UW Global Innovation Fund and UW's Center for Collaborative Systems for Security, Safety & Regional Resilience.…
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