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The Calculus of Calamity

Tuesday, September 29
10 – 11 a.m.

Who dies in a disaster, who doesn’t, and why? Who decides — and how?

Join us for an interactive webinar with professor James Shepherd-Barron, who will provide attendees with a deeper understanding of how disaster epidemiology, health economics, and public administration can help save lives.

A former United Nations official at the World Health Organization and head of emergencies for CARE International, Shepherd-Barron is a practicing disaster management consultant with more than 25 years of experience advising governments, UN agencies, the Red Cross, and other nongovernmental organizations. He has been a Health, Shelter, WASH, and Early Recovery coordinator in nine separate emergencies, and he developed the Inter-Agency Standing Committee’s Reference Module for Inter-Cluster Coordination on behalf of the UN’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. Most recently, he has worked for the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development on cholera and Ebola epidemics in Africa, and cash assistance policies in Syria.


This event is open to alumni, faculty/staff, parents, students, and the public.