Launch: HCRI Disaster Dialogue series, with David Alexander and Kathy Oldham
|Dates:||4 November 2015|
|Times:||17:30 - 19:30|
|What is it:||Lecture|
|Organiser:||School of Arts, Languages and Cultures|
|Who is it for:||Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public, University staff|
|Speaker:||David Alexander, Kathy Oldham, Bernard Manyena|
The Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute (HCRI) is pleased to launch its new Disaster Dialogue series.
The Disaster Dialogue series, hosted by HCRI, is a regular multi-disciplinary forum that responds to the urgent challenges posed by disaster events, including their interface with climate change and sustainable development. It provides an opportunity for the disaster scholars, practitioners and students to dialogue and exchange ideas on the about the state-of-the-art research on disaster risk reduction and resilience capacity development.
The first Disaster Dialogue takes place during Policy Week, and our speakers will reflect on themes such as the disaster policy advances vs theoretical advances, and the disaster policy advances particularly in building resilience in the Greater Manchester region through the GMRF.
Register to attend: http://disasterdialoguelaunch.eventbrite.co.uk
Role: Professor of Risk and Disaster Reduction
Organisation: University College London
Biography: David Alexander is Professor of Risk and Disaster Reduction at University College London. His books include "Natural Disasters", "Confronting Catastrophe", "Principles of Emergency Planning and Management" and "Recovery from Disaster" (with Ian Davis). He is Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction. His research and teaching interests include natural hazards, earthquake disasters and emergency planning and management. He is currently working on a new book on emergency planning.
Role: Head of Service
Organisation: Association of Greater Manchester Authorities (AGMA’s) Civil Contingencies & Resilience Unit
Biography: As Head of Service with the Association of Greater Manchester Authorities Civil Contingencies & Resilience Unit Kathy Oldham leads a shared service delivering emergency planning and crisis response services to Greater Manchester’s 10 local authorities, together with the secretariat function for the Greater Manchester Resilience Forum. Kathy joined AGMA seven years ago to provide strategic leadership for cross-Borough work in the field of emergency preparedness and three years ago established the current team. Prior to working for AGMA, Kathy worked for Manchester City Council and managed a range of services including included social housing, regeneration, financial management, facilities management, policy development and ICT. Kathy is a member of the Chartered Institute of Management and was awarded the National Capability of the Year Award 2012.
Role: Lecturer in International Disaster Management
Organisation: The Humanitarian & Conflict Response Institute (HCRI)
Travel and Contact Information
Samuel Alexander Building