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    Date: 30 Jun 2021
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UCL warning research centre launch event at STS

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

Type: Meeting or Conference Date: 30 Jun 2021 Location: Online event

The UCL Warning Research Centre invites researchers, practitioners, policymakers, businesses, the media, and the general public to a webinar launch of the WRC within the Department Science and Technology Studies. Focused on What Warnings Mean? three sessions will explore the history and social-cultural meanings of warnings, visual representations of warnings, and putting Warnings into practice: policy and communication by bringing together a diverse global expertise.

This event is free.

Time

1:00 pm–5:00 pm

Conference programme

13:00-13:15 - Welcome by Dr Carina Fearnley, Director of the UCL Warning Research Centre 
13:15-14:15 - Session 1: Historical depictions of Warnings. Panel session chaired by Simone Philips  
14:15-14:30 - Tea Break 
14:30-15:30 - Session 2: Visual representations of warnings. Panel session and outbreak discussions chaired by Calum Mackay 
15:30-15:45 – Tea break 
15:45-16:45 - Session 3: Putting Warnings into Practice: policy and communication. Panel session chaired by Dr. Carina Fearnley 
16:45-17:00 – Conference closing by Prof Ilan Kelman, Deputy Director of the UCL Warning Research Centre

Confirmed Speakers

Session 1: Historical depictions of Warnings.

Focused on the history and historical depictions of warnings from a global perspective this session will begin by viewing a short video created by UN Women Bangladesh, followed by a conversation about the video by the panel members before diverting into a more general discussion of warnings and their history and brief Q&A. 

  • Alice Bennet. Senior Lecturer in English, Liverpool Hope University
  • Maureen Fordham, Centre Director, IRDR Centre for Gender and Disaster, UCL
  • Md. Mohsin, Secretary, Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief  

Session 2: Visual representations of warnings

The session will focus on the visual depiction of disasters in art and society, looking to facilitate a discussion centred around the importance of engaging communities with warning systems via art in its multiple forms, and to discuss key examples. These art forms could be physical paintings, sculptures, photography or even the practice of oral stories like poetry and songs. Following this there will also be the opportunity for a breakout room session and discussion between the audience and our panel members discussing how best to visually represent warnings.

  • Karen Holmberg, Visiting assistant professor, University of New York
  • Jemila MacEwan, Artist
  • Saskia van Mannen, Independent researcher & co-founder of the Design Network for Emergency Management
  • Deborah Dixon, Professor of Geography University of Glasgow

Session 3: Putting Warnings into Practice – policy and communication

This session explores the development and implementation of warnings systems both in the UK and internationally, with particular focus on the role that policy plays in establishing warning systems, and the challenges of achieving effective communication. Panel members will provide their insights prior to a brief discussion and Q&A.

  • Suzanne Raine, Visiting Professor, Department of War Studies, and Affiliated Lecturer Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS), University of Cambridge
  • Catalina Jaimie, Climate and Conflict Manager, Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre
  • Sophie Dannreuther, Director of the Centre for Long-Term Resilience (CLTR)

Organiser: Dr Carina Fearnley – UCL Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction,  sts@ucl.ac.uk

Submit your questions in the webinar Q&A or in advance to wrc@ucl.ac.uk  

Please note, this event will be available on the UCL WRC YouTube channel as a recording. By attending the event you consent to this.

Event website: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/sts/events/2021/jun/ucl-warning-research-centre-launch-event-sts



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