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Disaster Resilience Seminar: Course Staff, Urban Resilience Introduction

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For those interested in learning more about the exciting work being done in the disaster resilience space (and the opportunity to interface with community experts), we invite you to enroll in the 1-unit CEE 209S Disaster Resilience Seminar, organized by the Stanford Urban Resilience Initiative.

Throughout Autumn quarter, we will be meeting weekly at 12:30pm on Wednesdays, both in person at Huang 18 and virtually over Zoom (please email for link and password).

This year's lineup of speakers represents a diverse set of backgrounds; many of the presentations probe issues close to home, and others look at emerging hazards across the nation and beyond.  

This is a great opportunity to identify potential areas of interest/future work, both in academic or professional capacities. If you have any questions about enrollment in the course, seminar speakers/topics, please reach out to Omar Issa ( or Neetesh Sharma (


28-Sep: Course Staff, Stanford University
Introduction and overview of urban resilience

Upcoming events:

05-Oct: Liam Wotherspoon, University of Auckland
Infrastructure Resilience Research in New Zealand

12-Oct: Adam Rose, University of Southern California
Regional economic resilience to disruptions

19-Oct: Sara Mc Bride, US Geological Survey
Risk communication and resilience enhancement policy

26-Oct: Hank Watkins, Lloyds
Catastrophe insurance

02-Nov: Washington Yotto Ochieng, Imperial College London
Sustainable smart cities

09-Nov: Maria Nogal Macho, TU Delft
Resilience of roads subject to wildfire

16-Nov: Gaofeng Jia, Colorado State University
Tsunami evacuation risk assessment and mitigation

30-Nov: Walter Peacock, Texas A&M
Societal impacts of hazards

7-Dec TBD


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Please reach out to Omar Issa ( or Neetesh Sharma ( for the Zoom password.