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Community Disaster Resilience Speaker Series
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 10:30am to Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 12:30pm

Learn about rebuilding a resilient community following a disastrous earthquake

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017 10:30 p.m. -12:30 p.m.

Portland State University Smith Ballroom (SMSU 355)

Guest Speaker: Steven Eberlein

Steve is the foundations director, seismic hazards preparedness expert and Prepare Out Loud presenter for the American Red Cross Cascades Region. The Cascadia earthquake, and preparedness for disasters are topics of special interest to Steve. He was a witness to the destruction of the 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami in Sri Lanka and he experienced the unexpected Klamath Falls earthquakes in 1993. Prior to coming to the Red Cross, Steve lived in Asia for four years where he worked as a disaster relief aid worker and geography teacher. Steve’s presentation will practically prepare us for disasters of all kinds (including a Cascadia earthquake), by being vocal about your preparedness and encouraging others to start preparing. Steven will discuss in detail the science and history of the Cascadia Subduction Zone, human behavior during disasters, resources preparation and much more.

About Initiatives for Community and Disaster Resilience (IDCR)

The Initiatives for Community and Disaster Resilience (ICDR) is an interdisciplinary initiative that focuses on research, educational outreach, and community enlightenment. Created with the initiatives of the College of Urban and Public Affairs (CUPA), the Center for Public Service, and the Economics Department, the initiative focuses on emergency management, community resilience, and other related fields. Its mission is to serve as an intellectual hub for students, scholars, and practitioners to work in policy research on emergency management and preparedness, and community resilience from natural disasters. The exchange and dissemination of knowledge will span from local to international, between private and public sectors, and between experts and the general public, enhancing disaster awareness in our region.