Humanities in Action: Natural Disasters and Social Vulnerability: A Global and Local Perspective

Tue 10/17, 4:30-6:00pm
Humanities in Action: Natural Disasters and Social Vulnerability: A Global and Local Perspective

Presented by Carolina Public Humanities

With Gavin Smith, Research Professor of City and Regional Planning and Director, US Department of Homeland Security’s Coastal Resilience Center of Excellence

With climate change predicted to increase the incidence of natural disasters, communities need to prepare to face the challenges of recovery. Gavin Smith examines how governments at different levels, non-governmental organizations, and volunteers work together to address the needs of communities in crisis. This talk will address the broader issue of disaster relief on a global scale for context, as well as taking a look at recovery efforts in North Carolina following Hurricane Matthew.

Program Tuition: Tuition is $20.00 for everyone paying at the door. Advance registrants pay $18 per lecture ($13 for GAA members). For more information and to register, please visit this link. There are no preparatory readings for these events.

To check your membership status or to join the GAA, please visit alumni.unc.edu or call 800.962.0742. GAA membership is open to all UNC alumni and friends. 

Event date: 
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Event address: 
752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514