Pic Description Participants in the Partnering with Practitioners roundtable prepare for and activity. ©Molly Hamm, Natural Hazards Center, 2018.


If you weren’t able to attend the 2018 Natural Hazards Workshop this year, or if you’d just like to continue some of the conversations started there, then we have great news! We’re honored to announce that the Workshop will be the subject of a Federal Emergency Management Agency Higher Education webinar that will further discussion about some of the Workshop’s most salient themes.


Highlights from the 43rd Annual Natural Hazards Research and Applications Workshop Webinar

Tuesday, August 21
2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. EDT

Please register online or call in at 1-800-320-4330, PIN: 376368#


Presenters—including organizers and participants—will discuss highlights of the most recent Workshop, which focused on the theme of Twenty Questions: Looking for Answers to Reduce Disaster Risk, as well as the National Science Foundation-funded Researchers Meeting that followed.

The presentation schedule includes:

• Overview and Workshop Structure — Jennifer Tobin
• Cultural Competence: Initiatives to Reduce Disaster Vulnerability — DeeDee Bennett
• Partnering with Practitioners Roundtable — Alessandra Jerolleman
• Support for the Supporters: Caring for First Responders after Disaster — Mike Gavin
• Learning Our Lessons: Integrating Disaster Research and Practice — Wendy Walsh
• Onwards: Identifying and Overcoming Barriers to Action — Joe Trainor
• Social Media, Communications, Workshop Summaries — Jolie Breeden
• Researchers Meeting — Michelle Meyer

We hope you’ll join this interactive webinar to share your thoughts, experiences, and add more to the dialogue. Please contact Jennifer Tobin at the Natural Hazards Center or Barbara Johnson at the FEMA Higher Education Program with any questions.