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

What we are up to:

February 21, 2019: Governance Challenges & Cybersecurity in Phoenix, AZ. This event is by invitation only. If interested in attending this event, please contact Brian Gerber (brian.gerber@asu.edu).

February 27, 2019: Preparedness & Response; Whole Community Approach at Wrighley Hall Room 481 in Tempe, AZ.

March  8, 2019 - March 12, 2019: American Society for Public Administration’s 80th Annual Conference in Washington, DC. 

March 12, 2019: Recovery & Mitigation at Wrighley Hall Room 481 in Tempe, AZ.

April 16, 2019: Emergency Management, Sustainability & Resilience at Wrighley Hall Room 481 in Tempe, AZ.


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Latest Publication:


Federici, F. M., Gerber, B. J., O'Brien, S., & Cadwell, P. (2019). The International Humanitarian Sector and Language Translation in Crisis Situations. Assessment of Current Practices and Future Needs. London; Dublin; Phoenix, AZ: INTERACT The International Network on Crisis Translation.

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New Project:

Determinants of Disaster Mass Care Services Production and Impacts by Arizona Voluntary Nonprofit Organizations

The overall goal of the project is to account for nonprofit organizations’ mass care services production and impact. 

Project Period: April - September 2018

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Inspiring Students:

Aiming high: Grad student pursues dream of flight