Plenary: Multidisciplinary Perspective on the 2010 Haiti Earthquake

Mon. 8:30-10:00 a.m., Interlocken A/B

The January 12, 2010, Haiti earthquake was the most devastating disaster to strike the western hemisphere in recorded history. Proportional to the size of the nation’s population, it was also the deadliest disaster of modern times. It is too soon to tell how long it will take for households, businesses, communities, and the nation to recover from this catastrophe. Panelists for this session will include researchers who have engaged in quick response research in Haiti.

David Applegate David Applegate, Moderator
U.S. Geological Survey

Liesel RitchieLiesel Ritchie, Panelist
University of Colorado Natural Hazards Center


Shubharoop Ghosh Shubharoop Ghosh, Panelist


Arleen HillArleen Hill, Panelist
University of Memphis


Martin HammerMartin Hammer, Panelist
Earthquake Engineering Research Institute