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Natural Hazards and Community Resilience Speaker Series

Monday, November 13, 2017 at 10:00am to 11:15am

Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Room 145, Crater Lake Room South
1395 University Street, Eugene, OR 97403

The School of Planning, Public Policy and Management presents the Natural Hazards and Community Resilience Speaker Series.

Threats to people and property from natural hazards – floods, wildfire, hurricanes, coastal storm surges, landslides, earthquakes and volcanic eruptions – are all on the rise due to global climate change and/or the increased exposure of growing human populations in vulnerable areas. These immediate hazards and long-term climate trends will force human societies to face conditions unlike those ever experienced before. To initiate conversation and cross-disciplinary dialogue about related research issues, the School of Planning, Public Policy and Management is sponsoring a speaker series on Natural Hazards and Community Resilience that will run this academic year.

We invite you to join us for a kick-off presentation by Mike Harryman, State Resilience Officer in the Office of Governor Kate Brown. Mr. Harryman will seek to link current legislative, policy, and hazard awareness needs in Oregon with existing natural hazard and resilience related research activities, opportunities, and interests here at the UO. Mr. Harryman’s responsibilities include state-level resilience goal setting, state agency resilience planning, and seismic safety coordination.


This event is open to the campus community with a particular focus on researchers with interests related to policy development, building and community design, social equity, public health, climate change, environmental management, earth systems, storytelling, and topics in between.

If you plan to attend, please RSVP to Josh Bruce, Oregon Partnership for Disaster Resilience Director, at

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