LSU’s Stephenson Disaster Management Institute, together with the Center for Strategic and International Studies, launched a new speaker series focused on disaster management and emergency response on Tuesday, Nov. 16.
The CSIS-LSU Series on Disaster Management and Emergency response will provide a forum for government officials, experts, academics and non-governmental organizations dealing with disaster management and emergency response to discuss critical issues facing the United States’ ability to address disaster and emergency situations domestically and internationally. This speaker series is made possible by the LSU Stephenson Disaster Management Institute and the Irene W. and C.B. Pennington Foundation. Series events take place at CSIS in Washington, D.C., every four to six weeks and cover such topics as:
• Expanding cooperation between the U.S. government and the private sector
• Federal, state, and local cooperation in disaster relief
• Natural disasters and risk management
• Technology and natural disasters
• Crisis leadership and communication
• Supply chain logistics
• Transatlantic cooperation in disaster relief
• The role of the military in disaster relief
The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) is a bipartisan, nonprofit organization founded in 1962 and headquartered in Washington, D.C. It seeks to advance global security and prosperity by providing strategic insights and policy solutions to decisionmakers.
The Irene W. and C.B. Pennington Foundation is Louisiana’s largest private family foundation. Their mission is to improve the quality of lives of Louisiana’s children and families with an emphasis on health and human services. Since Katrina, the Foundation has been a leader in disaster grantmaking and gulf coast recovery.