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  • UCL IRDR 11th Annual Conference: Why Warnings Matter, and the UCL Warning Research Centre Launch University College London


    Date: 23 Jun 2021
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UCL IRDR 11th Annual Conference: Why Warnings Matter, and the UCL Warning Research Centre Launch

MAIN ORGANIZER(S): University College London (UCL)

Type: Meeting or Conference Date: 23 Jun 2021 Location: Online event

The UCL Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction welcome researchers, students, practitioners, policymakers, the media and the general public to a day of thought-provoking discussions on why warnings matter, and how we can do better at warnings both prior and during crises for all hazard types. This event will also launch the UCL Warning Research Centre.

Following a challenging year of managing natural hazards, including COVID-19, this one-day online event will provide thought-provoking talks, interactive discussions and online networking opportunities on why warnings matter. In addition, the UCL Warning Research Centre as part of the Department of Science and Technology Studies will be launched. The event will explore the role, design, use, and evaluation of warnings for different hazards from different stakeholder perspectives to examine how effective people-centred warning systems can be developed and help to be prepared for both the expected and unexpected. The event is hosted by the Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction and the Warning Research Centre.

The UCL Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction welcome researchers, students, practitioners, policymakers, the media and the general public to a day of thought-provoking discussions on why warnings matter, and how we can do better at warnings both prior and during crises for all hazard types. Our in-house and guest experts will present a global perspective on the latest research and analysis through talks, interactive discussions and in conversation. We will explore multi-dimensional aspects of warnings, considering their physical, social, economic, environmental, institutional, political, cultural and gendered dimensions, and the challenges involved in making warnings successful to mitigate against losses.

Conference programme

09:00–09:45 Master's applicant and offer holder Meet and Greet with staff (invitation only)
10:00–10:10 Welcome by Professor Peter Sammonds, UCL IRDR Director
10:10–10:30 Conference inauguration: A word on warnings. [Dr Carina Fearnley]
10:30–11:30 Panel Discussion 1: Warning Systems – Exceptional versus expected events. [Moderator: Dr Joanna Faure Walker]
11.30–12:00 Tea break (with networking on Zoom)
12:00–13:00

Keynote: Mami Mizutori, UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR). Warnings and the launch of the Warning Research Centre. [Moderator: Professor Ilan Kelman]

13:00–14:00 Lunch break (with networking on Zoom)
14:00–14.45 In Conversation with Dr Oliver Morgan (WHO) and Dr Gail Carson (GOARN), interviewed by journalist Andrew Revkin
14.45–15.45 Panel Discussion 2: Warnings for organisations. [Moderator: Dr Gianluca Pescaroli]
15.45–16.15 Tea break (with networking on Zoom)
16.15–17:00 UCL IRDR Phd and MRes Research Showcase
17:00–17:15 Conference closing [Professor Peter Sammonds]
17:30–18:00 Masters applicant and offer holder Meet and Greet with staff (invitation only)

Confirmed speakers

Panel Discussion 1: Warning Systems – Exceptional versus expected events

Mickey Glanz, University of Colorado
Daniel Straub, Technical University of Munich 
Rebekah Yore, UCL Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction
Moderator: Joanna Faure Walker, UCL Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction 

Keynote speech

Mami Mizutori, UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR)
Moderator: Ilan Kelman, UCL Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction and UCL Institute for Global Health 

In conversation

Oliver Morgan, World Health Organisation
Gail Carson, GOARN (Global Outbreak and Response Network)
Andrew Revkin, Columbia University

Panel Discussion 2: Warnings for organisations

Catia Guimares, InterContinental Hotels Group
Emily Hough, Crisis Response Journal
Andy Marshall, AstraZeneca
Angela French
Moderator: Gianluca Pescaroli, UCL Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction

Event website: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/risk-disaster-reduction/events/2021/jun/ucl-irdr-11th-annual-conference-why-warnings-matter-and-ucl-warning-research-centre



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