Always unprepared: Politics, disaster preparedness and what to do about it
The Centre for Crisis Studies and Mitigation at The University of Manchester invites you for a virtual session.
From inadequate testing to a widespread shortage of personal protective equipment, chronic underinvestment in public health and emergency preparedness has severely undermined the United States government’s ability to manage the COVID-19 pandemic. In this webinar, Professor Rob A. DeLeo explores the psychological, institutional, electoral barriers to disaster preparedness. Professor DeLeo closes by offering a number of strategies for overcoming these barriers and incentivizing elected officials to invest in pre-disaster activities, including preparedness, hazard mitigation, and resilience building.
The talk will be followed by moderated Q&A via Zoom Chat.
The talk will also be livestreamed and a recording will be available after the event.
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Role: Associate Professor of Public Policy
Organisation: Bentley University
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