DRC-Disaster Research Center

The Disaster Research Center’s
50th Anniversary Workshop & Celebration
“Taking Stock and Taking Action: Disaster Research and the Challenges Ahead” 

When: Wednesday April 30th through Saturday May 3rd, 2014
Where: Clayton Hall, University of Delaware 


We would like to invite you to our upcoming 50th Anniversary Workshop & Celebration Wednesday April 30th through Saturday May 3rd, 2014. The Disaster Research Center was established in 1963 and, fifty years later, DRC is celebrating its continued success in research, training, and service to the disaster community. The 50th Anniversary Workshop and Celebration will bring together researchers and practitioners from throughout the history of DRC and the larger disaster science, policy, and management field in a unique opportunity to assess the state of the art and to map out future research paths.


The premise of the workshop is that we are living in the midst of a “second environmental crisis,” an unfolding disaster era as compelling, but not as recognized, as the environmental crisis of the 1960s: a complex of seemingly intractable hazards across the intersections of natural, social, and technical systems. This crisis demands new research directives that build new theory, explore new methods, and that foster synthesis and integration of ideas that can be useful in creating more adaptive risk management institutions.


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DRC 50th Anniversary Conference



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