Lecture Notes

This course uses a guest-lecture format for most of its classes. Where possible, both the slides presented in class and a complementary set of notes are provided. In addition, a link to each lecturer’s bio is included. All material is courtesy of the professor named and used with permission

WEEK # TOPICS LECTURE NOTES
1

Introduction: From Risk to Resilience

JoAnn Carmin, MIT

Carmin Notes (PDF)

2

Disaster Vulnerability and Social Resilience

Mark Pelling, King’s College

Pelling Bio (PDF)

Pelling Notes (PDF)

Pelling Slides (PDF)

3

Community Vulnerability Analysis

Jenny Suckale, Harvard University

Suckale Bio (PDF)

Suckale Notes (PDF)

Suckale Slides (PDF ‑ 1.5MB)

4

Part 1: Climate Instability and Public Health

Paul R. Epstein, Harvard University

Part 2: Environment and War

Jennifer Leaning, Harvard University

Epstein Bio (PDF)

Epstein Notes (PDF)

Epstein Slides (PDF ‑ 2.5MB)

Leaning Notes (PDF)

Leaning Slides (PDF ‑ 1.5MB)

5

Disaster Policy and Institutions

Rutherford H. Platt, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Platt Bio (PDF)

Platt Notes (PDF)

6

Transboundary Risk and Public Trust

Ragnar Loefstedt, King’s College

Loefstedt Bio (PDF)

Loefstedt Notes (PDF)

Loefstedt Slides (PDF)

7

Patterns of Social Vulnerability

Kathleen Tierney, University of Colorado-Boulder

Tierney Bio (PDF)

Tierney Notes (PDF)

Tierney Slides (PDF)

8

Disaster Politics and Agenda Setting

Thomas A. Birkland, SUNY Albany

Birkland Bio (PDF)

Birkland Notes (PDF)

Birkland Slides (PDF)

9

Resilient Cities

Lawrence J. Vale, MIT

Vale Bio (PDF)

Vale Notes (PDF)

10

Governance and Community Resilience

Toddi A. Steelman, North Carolina State University

Steelman Bio (PDF)

Steelman Notes (PDF)

Steelman Slides (PDF ‑ 1.5MB)

11

Threat, Error, and Resilience in High Hazard Settings

Jenny W. Rudolph, Boston University

Rudolph Bio (PDF)

Rudolph Notes (PDF)

12

Disaster, Society, and Sustainability

JoAnn Carmin, MIT

Carmin Notes (PDF)

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