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Indian Ocean Tsunami: What Happened, Will It Happen Again?

An interdisciplinary panel of Columbia University scientists, risk managers and health experts will give brief presentations on a wide range of topics, including the science of what happened, health considerations in medium- and long-term relief efforts, and risk perception and management. Art Lerner-Lam, Doherty senior research scientist at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, will give an introduction.

Seating is limited, so please RSVP at: http://webprojects.ei.columbia.edu/rsvp/?eventid=17. Refreshments will be served. For more information, email cciseminar@ei.columbia.edu.

WhenThursday, Jan. 20, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
WhereLerner Hall, Room 555
WhatA Cross-Cutting Initiatives Seminar
WhoConvener: Peter Schlosser, Earth and Environmental Engineering, Earth and Environmental Sciences
What happened?Earthquake and Tsunami Science: Klaus Jacob, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Demography of Affected Population: Deborah Balk, Center for International Earth Science Information Network
Post-Disaster Healthcare: Making the Transition from Emergency Medical Care to a Large-Scale Public Health Strategy: Irwin Redlener, Mailman School of Public Health and CU National Center on Disaster Preparedness
What should be done?Multi-hazard Vulnerability Assessment: Art Lerner-Lam, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Risk Perception and Management: David Krantz, Psychology and Statistics
Land Use and Resettlement: Elliott Sclar, Graduate School of Architecture, Preservation and Urban Planning

Published: Jan 20, 2005
Last modified: Jan 20, 2005

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