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    Fall Workshop: Oct. 15-17, 2020
    Increasing the number of historically underrepresented professionals in the field of disaster and hazard research and practice

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    About the Center

    We co-develop creative solutions to common and new challenges in the emergency management and homeland security arena.

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    We are the new home of the Spatial Hazard Events and Losses Database for the United States originally developed at the Hazards and Vulnerability Research Institute (USC).

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    Knowledge Hub

    Get the latest information on our research projects.

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    Get ahead with a graduate degree or certificate

    We are now accepting new program applications for our graduate studies programs.

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    Educational Programs

    We offer top tier academic programs that will help you jump-start your career in emergency management and homeland security.

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    Bringing practitioners and researchers together, one collaboration at a time.

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Responding to a pandemic: Devils in the Details

What we are up to:

October 15-17, 2020: Fall Workshop for fellows of the Bill Anderson Fund (virtual), Workshop program is HERE.

October 22-23, 2020: Workshop on methods for assessing the costs of floods, Commission for Environmental Cooperation 


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What we focus on:

What we focus on:

  1. Risk Management Collaboratory 
  2. Cross-sector Relationships & Operations
  3. Risk and Threat Management
  4. Transformative Risk Reduction Strategies
  5. Disaster Analytics
  6. Hazards Governance

"We ensure that all of the theory taught is grounded in practice. Our goal is to instill the critical-thinking skills necessary to tackle large-scale problems."

Danny Peterson
former ASU Emergency Manager

Latest Publication:

Latest Publication:


        Gall, Melanie, and Carol J. Friedland. 2020. If Mitigation Saves $6 Per Every $1 Spent, Then Why Are We Not Investing More? A Louisiana Perspective on a National Issue. Natural Hazards Review

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New Project:

New Project:

The New First Line of Defense

To make informed decisions about where to live and how to protect housing investments, residents require knowledge about potential natural hazard exposure and impacts along with available mitigation strategies.  This project aims to advance community resilience by improving people’s understanding of risks and their willingness to undertake hazard mitigation when choosing where they live.  The project team will work with communities throughout the Gulf region to test strategies for dissemination and uptake of information on disaster risk and mitigation alternatives. The ultimate goal is to identify practices most likely to result in residents taking actions to reduce risk and increase resilience.

Project Period: September - August 2022


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