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American Sociological Association: 2003 Press Release
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Contact: Jackie Cooper or Lee Herring
Phone: (202) 247-9871
October 27, 2003
The Human Dimension of Disasters
Sociologists Explain How Social Science Research Can Improve Preparedness, Response, and Recovery
Who: Dr. William A. Anderson, National Research Council/Academies, Director of Disasters Roundtable, will moderate presentations by three distinguished sociologists: Dr. Kathleen Tierney, Director, Natural Hazards Research Center, University of Colorado-Boulder, whose latest book is Facing the Unexpected: Disaster Preparedness and Response in the United States; Dr. Eric Klinenberg, author of the award-winning Heat Wave: A Social Autopsy of Disaster in Chicago; and Dr. Lee Clarke, an expert on organizations, culture, and disasters, whose latest book is Terrorism and Disaster: New Threats, New Ideas. Dr. John F. Harrald, Director of George Washington University’s ICDRM, will offer concluding remarks. ASA Executive Officer Dr. Sally T. Hillsman will introduce the panel.More information: Johanna Ebner (email@example.com, 202-383-9005 x332), or Lee Herring (firstname.lastname@example.org).
What: Congressional Briefing on The Human Dimension of Disasters
When: Monday, October 27, 2003; 2:00 – 3:30 PM
Where: First floor of the Rayburn House Office Building in Room #2154 – (Committee on Government Reform), Washington, DC
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