Hurricane Katrina: Kennedy School Panel to Dissect Crisis and Discuss Aftermath

Contact: Doug Gavel
Phone: 617-495-1115
Date: September 12, 2005

Cambridge, MA — As recovery efforts continue in New Orleans and throughout the Gulf Coast, questions remain surrounding what happened and why, and how to plan for the future of the region. A group of expert panelists will discuss "Hurricane Katrina: The Aftermath" tonight at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. The Forum will begin at 7 p.m. at the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge.

Panelists include:

· Tonya Cropper, Kennedy School student from New Orleans

· David T. Ellwood, dean, Kennedy School of Government

· Arnold Howitt, executive director, Kennedy School's Taubman Center for State and Local Government; adjunct lecturer in public policy; co-chair of the executive program on crisis management

· Leonard Marcus, founding director, Program for Health Care Negotiation and Conflict Resolution, Harvard School of Public Health

· Jeanne Shaheen, director, Kennedy School's Institute of Politics; former governor, state of New Hampshire

· David Gergen (moderator), director, Kennedy School's Center for Public Leadership; former White House advisor to four presidents

Journalists interested in covering the Forum should phone the Kennedy School Communications Office at (617) 495-1115 to reserve space on the press riser.

The Forum will also be web-streamed live on the Forum website: http://www.iop.harvard.edu/events_forum.html

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