Purdue Climate Change Research Center

A Conference on Building Resilience

Post-Disaster Recovery in International Perspective

Date:   Thursday, March 25, 2010
Time:   11:30 am        
Location:  Purdue University, Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship, Room 121
Registration: Closed
Event Flier: Download the event flier (PDF)

Lunch in the Morgan Café *

11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Welcome by Daniel Aldrich, conference organizer; speakers include:  

J. Eric Dietz, Director of the Purdue Homeland Security Institute and Associate Professor, Computer and Information Technology 

Matthew Huber, Associate Professor, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences and founding member of the Purdue Climate Change Research Center  

Ayhan Irfanoglu, Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering and the George E. Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation Operations Center (NEEScomm) at Purdue University

Public Conference

1:00 pm

Opening remarks
 Jon Harbor, Interim Director, Global Sustainability Initiative

1:15 – 2:15 pm   

Panel: Crisis and Recovery

Lessons from the 1995 Kobe Earthquake Recovery Project
Shigeo Tatsuki, Doshisha University

Beyond the Tsunami: Overview of the Social Impacts of the Relief and Rehabilitation Effort in the State of Tamil Nadu, India
Sudarshan Rodriguez, Dakshin Foundation

Rebuilding from World War II:  Cross-National Evidence
Rieko Kage, Tokyo University

2:15 – 2:45 pm

Panel Discussion
Discussion and Q&A moderated by Elizabeth McNie

2:45 pm

Coffee break

3:00 – 4:30 pm

Panel: Policy Recommendations for Decision Makers

How do households cope with natural and human-made disasters?
Yasuyuki Sawada, Tokyo University

Empirical Evidence of Social Capital's Role in Disaster
Daniel P. Aldrich, Purdue University

Rebuilding Community in N  State University

4:00 – 4:45 pm

Panel Discussion 
Discussion and Q&A moderated by Otto Doering

5:00 – 6:00 pm

Reception and Poster session:
Please send an email indicating your interest in presenting a poster to dpengage@purdue.edu


Sponsored by the Center for Global Partnership and the Purdue Climate Change Research Center in partnership with the Discovery Park Office of Engagement, the Department of Political Science, and the Purdue Homeland Security Institute.

For more information about Purdue's current research in the area of disaster resilience, please send an email to pccrc@purdue.edu.

Contact Information

Purdue University
203 S. Martin Jischke Drive
MANN 105
West Lafayette, IN 47907