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Episode 27 – Disaster Communications Systems In this episode, we speak Tony Bardo, Assistant Vice President for Government Solutions at Hughes Network Systems. We talk about the role of communications systems in disasters, and the intersection
Episode 26 – Redefining Emergency Management In this episode, we speak with EmilyJane Zahreddine from Golden Hour Consulting and the Emergency Management Growth Initiative (EMGI). We discuss why old definitions may not fully capture what emerg
Episode 26 – Redefining Emergency Management In this episode, we speak with EmilyJane Zahreddine from Golden Hour Consulting and the Emergency Management Growth Initiative (EMGI). We discuss why old definitions may not fully capture what emerg
In this episode, we speak with Dr. Irwin Redlener (@IrwinRedlenerMD) founder of the National Center for Disaster Preparedness at Columbia University’s Earth Institute (@columbia_ncdp) and co-founder of the Children’s Health Fund (@chfund) about
Episode 24 – National Flood Insurance In this episode, we speak with Cynthia DiVincenti (@CynthiaDiVince1), head of government relations at National Flood Services (@NationalFlood). In this episode we talk about the public private partnerships
Episode 23 – Modelling COVID-19 in Africa In this episode, we speak with Lawrence Were and Tom Achoki from the COVID-19 in Africa Data Science Initiative. We talk about their work modelling COVID-19 in Africa with a multidisciplinary team of P
In this episode, we speak with Shay Bahramirad (@Sh_Bahramirad), who is leading ComEd’s work to build the electrical grid of the future. In this episode we discuss the role of utilities in building resilience more generally, as well as how that
In this cross-over episode, Andy Revkin (@Revkin), director of the Initiative on Communications and Sustainability at Columbia University’s (@Columbia) Earth Institute (@EarthInstitute) sits down with national security experts Geoff Dabelko (@g
In this episode we talk with Suzanne Bernier (@sbcrisis) about her book Disaster Heroes (@DisasterHeroes), as well as her new podcast and why extraordinary acts by everyday people is so important to celebrate and harness in our disaster systems
In this episode, Daniel Aldrich (@DanielPAldrich) returns to the podcast to discuss his new book, Black Wave: How Networks and Governance Shaped Japan’s 3/11 Disasters. We go deeper on social ties and how they impact disaster response and recov
In this episode we talk with @DavidMazzuca about post disaster housing policy. He speaks about the post Hurricane Sandy housing recovery in New Jersey, and also shares lessons from across the country. We also discuss what states can do to be mo
In this episode, we talk with Dr. Laura Evans from Bellevue Hospital Center and Dr. Michael Phillips from NYU Langone Health System. They talk to us about the Ebola crisis in 2014, what capabilities were built as a result of the emergency fundi
Marcie Roth (@IEMStrategies), CEO of the Partnership for Inclusive Disaster Strategies (@disasterstrat), and founder of FEMA’s Office of Disability Integration and Coordination joins the podcast to talk to us about building more inclusive disas
Chauncia Willis and Curtis Brown, co-founders of the Institute for Diversity and Inclusion in Emergency Management (https://i-diem.org/), join us to talk about diversity in emergency management, and why inclusion and diversity is essential for
In this episode we talk with veteran journalist Eve Troeh (@evetroeh) from Marketplace, and formerly WWNO, about her experience covering disasters. We also discuss the role of journalism in disasters, how disasters are covered, what some of the
We discuss the #MeToo movement in emergency management and how to build a more inclusive field with Dr. Samantha Montano (@SamLMontano) the Disasteroligist (disaster-ology.com/). This episode also references and continues the discussion from a
In this episode we talk about fiscal federalism, and the intersection of state and federal spending on disasters. Our guest is Anne Stauffer (@AStaufferDC) from the Pew Charitable Trusts (@PewStates). Here are the links to a few of the reports
We discuss the growing field of drone technology with Guy Cherni (@guycherni) of Atlas Dynamics (@Atlas_Dynamics) about how drones are changing the way we look at disasters, as well as how regulation and management of the space could accelerate
Take a listen to the live panel discussion after the US Premiere of Disaster Capitalism (@DisasterCapFilm) in New York City on March 27, 2018 at the Columbia Journalism School (@ColumbiaJourn). The panel includes the film’s director Thor Neurei
In the first part of our two-part series on disaster research, we talk with the National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health (@NCDMPH) Director Dr. Tom Kirsch (@DisasterProf) and Education Director Kandra Strauss-Riggs. In this episo
In this episode we get all up in your business talking about continuity and how no one is an island onto themselves. We are joined first by Chloe Demrovsky (@ChloeDemrovsky) CEO of DRI International (@DRI_Intl) to talk about the big picture whe
In this episode we go deep into academia to look for answers to contemporary disaster policy issues. First we talk to a panel of policy graduate students from the Columbia University School for Intentional and Public Affairs. On the panel is Mi
In Episode 6 we talk to a former staffer for the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, and current Policy Associate for the Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense (@BiodefenseStudy), Robert Bradley. We talk about various d
In Episode 5, we get out of domestic disaster response and take a deep dive into the causes, effects and structures for managing international disasters. Dr. Uzma Alam (@UzmaAlam3) joins us to talk about her experience responding to disasters l
From block parties in San Francisco to building ambulance services in the Dominican Republic and Tanzania, the building of resilience only works with local ownership. But how do you build resilient systems at the local level, and how does this
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