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Lesson-Drawing from Natural Hazards and Disasters – Tom Birkland

January 27, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm



Tom Birkland, WIlliam T. Kretzer Professor of Public Policy, School of Public and International Affairs, North Carolina State University – “Lesson-Drawing from Natural Hazards and Disasters”

Prior to working at N.C. State, Dr. Birkland served for 12 years on the faculty in the Nelson A. Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy at the State University of New York at Albany. Dr Birkland examines the agenda-setting power of disasters and accidents, called (after John Kingdon) focusing events. His more recent book, Lessons of Disaster, is a follow-up to “After Disaster,” and relates focusing events, learning and policy change.

For more information, visit Dr. Birkland’s page on N.C. State University’s website.


January 27, 2016
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Chapin Reading Room
211 New East
Chapel Hill, 27599 United States
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