EMCR Speaker Series: Communicating Science and Risk with Dr. Brianne Suldovsky and Dr. Lauren Frank 4/8

In an era of climate change and global pandemics, engaging the public with environmental and health risks has never been more important. The first talk will cover the basics of risk communication, including how publics perceive risks and best practices in risk communication. The second talk will highlight risk communication during COVID-19 and the role of entertainment education in reaching...
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Publication Announcement: “Cultural and spiritual significance of nature: Guidance for protected and conserved area governance and management”

It is my pleasure to share this recently published open access co-authored book entitled "Cultural and spiritual significance of nature: Guidance for protected and conserved area governance and management" published by The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). It was humbling to collaborate with this amazing group of international scholars, practitioners, policymakers, and...
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Emergency Management and Community Resilience (EMCR) Monthly Speaker Series Begins Jan. 21

Please virtually join us for Portland State University's Emergency Management and Community Resilience (EMCR) Program monthly speaker series 'Toward Resilient Futures'. We will be hosting talks from the faculty of the EMCR program from January thru September. I'm kicking off the series with the first talk on January 21, 12-1:30 pm PDT. I'll be talking about lessons learned from our applied...
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Publication Announcement: “Anatomy of disaster recoveries: Tangible and intangible short-term recovery dynamics following the 2015 Nepal earthquakes”

Our team is pleased to announce the second publication from the Nepal Critical Transitions Project in the International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, entitled "Anatomy of disaster recoveries: Tangible and intangible short-term recovery dynamics following the 2015 Nepal earthquakes." The highlights and abstract follow. Thank you to all of our wonderful collaborators (please see...
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Press Release: “Navigating multidimensional household recoveries following the 2015 Nepal earthquakes”

It is my pleasure to share our first publication from the Nepal Critical Transitions Project in the journal World Development entitled “Navigating multidimensional household recoveries following the 2015 Nepal earthquakes.” This article would not have been possible without the help of many. Thanks to: Meeta S. Pradhan Purushotam Bhattarai Parbati Gurung Selina Nakarmi Ichchha Thapa Magar Mul...
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Jeremy Spoon and Drew Gerkey receive NSF Senior Research Grant in Cultural Anthropology to study long-term rural and Indigenous disaster recovery in Nepal

It is my pleasure to share that our team was awarded a three-year grant from the National Science Foundation to continue our research on earthquake recovery in Nepal. A true team effort with lots of persistence.  This award reflects NSF's statutory mission and has been deemed worthy of support through evaluation using the Foundation's intellectual merit and broader impacts review criteria....
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