Earthquake/disaster recovery expert on China earthquake

August 4, 2014  

Daniel P. Aldrich, associate professor of political science, has studied evacuation, disaster recovery and community rebuilding following the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan, the 2005 Hurricane Katrina, the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami in Tamil Nadu, the 1923 earthquake in Tokyo and the 1995 earthquake in Kobe, Japan. He can talk about government regulation, international aid and community social networks.

He is the author of "Building Resilience: Social Capital in Post-Disaster Recovery" and "Site Fights: Divisive Facilities and Civil Society in Japan and the West." Aldrich is completing work on a book focusing on disaster response and recovery in the Philippines, India, Singapore, and other Asian nations.

Aldrich, who speaks Japanese, was in Japan 2012-13 for a year on a Fulbright Fellowship to study changes in government and civic engagement since the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.  

CONTACT: Daniel P. Aldrich, 765-494-4190, 

Writer: Amy Patterson Neubert, 765-494-9723,

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