Risk and Vulnerability Analysis as a Basis for Community Resilience
Wednesday, May 2, 2012 : 11:30am to 1:00pm
University Park Campus
The National Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events (CREATE) hosts a seminar by Professor Kurt Petersen.
Kurt Petersen is an expert in risk and vulnerability analysis, investigation of accidents and crises, and crisis management. He received his Ph.D. in Reliability Engineering from the Technical University of Denmark. He is currently a professor at Lund University in Sweden, and is the former research director and deputy managing director of the Danish Transport Research Institute, research director of the Danish Council of Road Safety Research, and head of the Research Program at the Riso National Laboratory. Prof. Petersen is extensively published.
From Prof. Petersen: “The presentation will focus on the current development in crisis management in Sweden, with emphasis on the research activities supporting the implementation at local, regional and national level. The latest 10 years’ initiatives have been launched to strengthen the crisis management capabilities throughout Sweden. Efforts are initiated at all administrative levels of society including the private sector, NGOs and the citizens. Research has been funded to support the implementation, and Lund University Centre for Risk Assessment and Management has had a grant since 2004 on risk and vulnerability analysis which forms the basic platform for the crisis management work. Some of the results from the program period 2004-10 will be highlighted, and the current activities will be illustrated.”
For lunch, please RSVP no later than Monday, April 30, to email@example.com. Please advise if you require a vegetarian meal.