First Global Issues Colloquium to Focus on Social Responses to Natural Disaster

Dr. Paul Greenough from the University of Iowa will explore “Social Responses to Natural Disaster” in this semester’s first Global Issues Colloquium session at 7 p.m. Sept. 17 at the Kirksville Telecommunications Resource Center located at 315 S. Franklin.

Through the recent experiences of Hurricane Katrina and the Cedar Rapids flood, social responses to natural disasters are revealing not only of individual character, but also of regional resources, political forces and institutional preparation.

Greenough, a historian of health, will explore three cases from South Asia to compare and contrast with domestic experiences, including: the East Pakistan cyclone of November 1970, the Gujarat earthquake in India in January 2001, and the Sri Lankan tsunami of December 2004.

Note that this session will take place on a Wednesday instead of Thursday and is in a different location than the usual place in Magruder Hall 2001.
Future global issues sessions are schedule for Oct. 23 and Nov. 20, and will focus on “Teaching About Terrorism” and “Strategies of Cultural Resistance,” respectively.
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