Disaster and Development

Mon. 4:00-5:30 p.m., Interlocken C

This panel will address disaster and development concepts, issues, theoretical perspectives, and practical concerns using examples from major disaster-prone regions. Panelists will integrate topics of hazards, governance, administrative capacity, and policy making. Among the topics to be addressed will be ways disasters and development concepts can be useful as a framework to investigate conditions that lead to stronger, safer, and more sustainable communities and what factors account for the variation in the ability to recover from a disaster.

PanelistBrian Gerber, Moderator
University of Colorado Denver


Panelist Sudha Arlikatti, Panelist
University of North Texas


PanelistTom Birkland, Panelist
North Carolina State University


Panelist William Waugh, Panelist
Georgia State University


Organizer: Naim Kapucu, University of Central Florida