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A Quarter-Century of Reducing Risk in the World’s Most Vulnerable Communities - What Have We Learned?
When: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM TUESDAY, MAY 9
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Location: Silman 32 Old Slip, 10th Floor New York, NY 10005 212 620 7970
MacArthur Fellow Dr. Brian Tucker, founder and president of GeoHazards International, will discuss why poor countries suffer disproportionately from natural disasters and what can be done about it. A seismologist, he was profoundly affected by the high death toll from the 1988 earthquake in Armenia, which killed upwards of 25,000 people, mostly children, compared with the equivalent northern California quake a year later where 63 died. He launched nonprofit GeoHazards International in 1991. Brian has devoted his life to realizing a world of self-reliant communities that can continue their economic, political, and cultural development unimpeded by natural disasters.
Organized by: Silman