Disaster Management

Interview: Building Coastal Resilience to Protect U.S. National Security

As the Atlantic hurricane season kicks off this month, some coastal communities in the United States and small-island nations in the Caribbean are still recovering from last year’s record-breaking damage.

Building Coastal Resilience to Protect U.S. National Security

As the Atlantic hurricane season kicks off this month, some coastal communities in the United States and small-island nations in the Caribbean are still recovering from last year’s record-breaking damage.

Repurposing the Chornobyl Site: Choices in Modernization

BY IRYNA IAREMA

Never Apologize: A Russian Bureaucrat’s Creed

In Russia, this has been a cruel week on so many levels. The fire at a shopping mall in Kemerovo was a horrific, preventable tragedy that shook Russians awake. The spectacle of the frightened Kemerovo bureaucrats cringing before an angry boss who flew in from the Kremlin was humiliating to watch.

A national tragedy that left 64 people, including 41 children, dead, combined with the continuing saga of the Kremlin being pinned down as a preeminent rogue actor in the world, drove Russia and the West even further apart this week.

CANCELED: Disaster Recovery and Regional Development: Lessons from Japan’s Experiences

Due to expected inclement weather, this event has been canceled.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

Following the March 2011 Tohoku earthquake, Japan demonstrated its resilience to recovering from natural disasters, and it continues to lead the way in dealing with the aftermath of floods, typhoons, earthquakes, and other forces of nature. Join us for a discussion on the lessons learned from Japan’s 1995 Hanshin earthquake, and the evolution of disaster planning as well as the opportunities for cross-border cooperation in disaster relief. 

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