Mar 5, 2019
12:30pm - 1:30pm    |    The Puck Building - 295 Lafayette Street, The Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10012

Chloe Demrovsky, President and Chief Executive Officer of Disaster Recovery Institute International, will discuss how the large-scale consequences of a disaster make cooperation between the public and private sectors imperative to success in building resilient communities.

Climate-related disasters are affecting us with unprecedented frequency and severity. Research from the Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters (CRED) shows that climate-related disasters alone have more than doubled since the 1980s. Today, they account for more than 80% of all reported disasters worldwide. Over roughly the same period, the globalization that has allowed for advances in economic development to bring millions out of poverty has also created a nearly worldwide dependency network. A crisis that occurs on one side of the world may directly impact organizations on the other side. This increases the risk profile for all stakeholders and requires greater preparedness across sectors. With critical goals like disaster risk reduction and resilience, establishing a diverse coalition of committed stakeholders with a practical plan of action is essential.

About the Conflict, Security, and Development Series

Each Tuesday, the Conflict, Security, and Development Series examines new research, discusses creative policy approaches, and highlights recent innovations in responding to the challenges of security and development in conflict and post-conflict situations.

The series is co-presented by the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice at NYU Law School, the Center for Global Affairs at NYU’s School for Professional Studies, The Program in International Relations at NYU’s GSAS, the Robert L. Bernstein Institute for Human Rights, and the Office of International Programs at NYU Wagner.

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