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Natural Disasters and Social Vulnerability: A Global and Local Perspective

October 17, 2017 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Gavin Smith, Research Professor of City and Regional Planning and Director, US Department of Homeland Security’s Coastal Resilience Center of Excellence

With climate change predicted to increase the incidence of natural disasters, communities need to prepare to face the challenges of recovery. Gavin Smith examines how governments at different levels, non-governmental organizations, and volunteers work together to address the needs of communities in crisis. This talk will address the broader issue of disaster relief on a global scale for context, as well as taking a look at recovery efforts in North Carolina following hurricane Matthew.

All Humanities in Action events take place at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill. There are no preparatory readings for these events.

Program Tuition: Advance registrants pay $18 per lecture ($13 for GAA members) or can take advantage of our special FLYLEAF SEASON PASS—register for all 9 events for $125.00 ($90.00 for GAA members). To check your membership status or to join the GAA, please visit alumni.unc.edu or call 800.962.0742. GAA membership is open to all UNC alumni and friends. Tuition is $20.00 for everyone paying at the door.

Flyleaf Books: Location and Contact Info

752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd (Historic Airport Rd)
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Next to The Root Cellar (Formerly Foster’s Market)
Phone# 919-942-7373

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October 17, 2017
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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Flyleaf Books
752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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(919) 942-7373