Disaster Resiliency in Times of Rising Inequality

Sun. 3:30-5:00 p.m., Fir

The concept of resiliency is an ongoing focus of disaster research and policy. As disaster preparedness initiatives continue to rely on building resilient communities there is a need to discuss how communities can be resilient in the face of increasing social and economic inequality. Are communities capable of "bouncing back" after experiencing high levels of economic and social hardships ? If so, to what level? This panel will discuss these questions and other issues that affect a community's capacity to be truly disaster resilient.

Panelist Fernando Rivera, Moderator
University of Central Florida


Panelist Lori Peek, Panelist
Colorado State University


PanelistWilliam Waugh, Panelist
Georgia State University


PanelistChristine Bevc, Panelist
University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill


Panelist Eric Carbone, Panelist
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Panelist Jeremy Pais, Panelist
University of Connecticut

Organizer: Fernando Rivera, University of Central Florida