Thursday, February 19, 2015

Training Opportunity: BAF. Webinar: Insight into an Academic Career in Hazard and Disaster Mitigation. Thursday, Feb 26th.

 Bill Anderson Fund Webinar – The BAF Student Advisory Council will be hosting Insight into an Academic Career in Hazard and Disaster Mitigation, the second in a 3-part series of professional development webinars. 

This event will take place on Thursday, February 26, 2015 from 2:00pm – 4:00pm EST. Free of charge and open to students and young professionals, interested in emergency preparedness and response, this webinar will take place online, opening the discussion worldwide. The moderator will be Nnenia Campbell, Research Assistant, Natural Hazards Center and Council Liaison/Program Chair of the BAF Student Advisory Council. 

It will focus on careers in academia and will include presentations from respected scholars in the field. Speakers include:
  • Reginald DesRoches, Ph.D., Chair of the Karen and John Huff School and Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Kathleen Tierney, Ph.D., Director of the Natural Hazards Center and Professor of Sociology at the University of Colorado Boulder
  • Ann-Margaret Esnard, Ph.D., Professor at the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University
  • Keith Yearwood, Ph.D., Lecturer in the Department of Geographical Sciences at the University of Maryland.

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