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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Preparing for Catastrophic Emergencies: Lessons from the Wenchuan Earthquake and the Zhouqu Debris Flow Disaster

Wang Lanmin has been Director of the Earthquake Administration of Gansu Province, China, since 2004; he also serves as one of the coordinators for earthquake emergency response across Northwest China. In this brownbag seminar -- part of Harvard's Disaster Management in Asia Seminar Series -- Dr. Wang will discuss Gansu's ongoing efforts to prepare for major natural disasters, focusing on lessons learned from two recent events: the devastating Wenchuan Earthquake of 2008, which heavily affected southern Gansu, and the Zhouqu Debris Flow Disaster, which killed over 1,500 people in 2010.

  • Location:
    Suite 100, Room 106, 124 Mt. Auburn Street, Cambridge
  • Date:
    Wednesday, November 14, 2012
  • Time:
    12:15 PM

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