Naturalizing Disaster: Nature, Vulnerability, and Social History

Location: Classics Building, Room 110, 1010 E 59th Street, Chicago, IL, 60637

Part II: Governing Disaster: Policy and Practice

A three-part lecture series examining the dynamic between nature, dislocation, and communities in an increasingly vulnerable world.

The second event of the Naturalizing Disaster series explores the challenge of assessing risk, mitigating hardship, and administering disaster management projects around the world.

This series examines conceptions of hazard, policies and practices for mitigating disaster, and environmental justice. The talks will explore the political ecology of drought, flood, earthquake, and famine through different historical, cultural, and disciplinary contexts. Our speakers include scholars and government officials who engage with disaster from an array of disciplinary and institutional perspectives. Drawing on historical and contemporary case studies, they will each consider distinct dimensions of the dynamic between nature, dislocation, and community vulnerability.

Apurva Sanghi -- Lead Economist, Economic Policy and Debt Department Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Network (PREM), The World Bank Group