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From Disaster Research to Public and Policy Engagement


How does scientific knowledge move from the academic environment to the forum of public opinion and policy making? Join us to learn about UCI research that studies the relationship between science and action.





Kim Fortun
Professor and Chair
UCI Department of Anthropology




Maggie Woodruff
J.D./Ph.D. graduate student
UCI Department of Anthropology and
School of Law


This presentation will describe Newkirk-funded research to advance capacity to move social science disaster research into public and policy arenas. The research has included interviews with disaster-focused social science researchers who have translated their research in different ways. Currently, we are working to develop a framework for rapid assessment of how disaster research can be moved into public arenas as disasters unfold. The research is guiding development of the Disaster-STS Network digital platform (http://disaster-sts-network.org/), designed to support interconnection between disaster researchers in different disciplines and geographic regions.

All are welcome to attend.
We invite you to stay for a reception following the event.

Questions: newkirk@uci.edu

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