Over the past 40 years, Disasters has been the leading journal in disaster studies. At the forefront of research and debates, it has challenged policy and practice concerning catastrophes, complex emergencies and protracted crises around the world. To celebrate this momentous occasion, ODI convenes a one-day conference bringing together scholars and experts from many countries to discuss how studies of disasters have evolved over the past 40 years and the implications for policy and practice.
As the world continues to face large-scale disasters and crises, it is critical that we review progress in reducing vulnerability and increasing resilience. The conference takes lessons from the past 40 years to re-evaluate current frameworks for prevention and response and draw up a forward-looking agenda for disaster studies. For more information on the panel speakers, click here.
Confirmed speakers include:
Baroness Frances D’Souza – Founding Editor, Disasters Journal
Prof Ian Davis – Visiting Professor, Oxford Brookes University
Prof Helen Young – Co-Editor, Disasters Journal
Prof Lan Xue - Professor and Dean, Tsinghua University
Prof Luka Biong Deng - Professor, National Defense University, Washington, DC
Dr Irasema Alcantara – Professor and researcher, Institute of Geography, National Autonomous University of Mexico
Dr Yasemin Aysan - Independent Consultant
Dr Jennifer Leaning - Director, François-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights, Harvard University
Dr Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, Co-Director, Migration Research Unit, University College London
Follow #Disasters40 to join the debate. If you would like to register your interest in attending in person, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and organisation. You can also sign up to watch the livestream by following the Eventbrite link at the top of this page.