Natural Disasters: How To Be More Resilient

This week on INSIGHTS, we'll address natural disaster preparedness in Hawaii and throughout the Asia-Pacific Rim. The University of Hawaii and PACOM (US Pacific Command) have partnered to investigate disaster management and propose recommendations for the Asia-Pacific region, which will be presented at the APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation) summit in November. How can we strengthen response and recovery efforts? What can be done to improve regional communication and coordination?

Join host Dan Boylan and a panel of experts as they explore how government and society can collaborate to reduce disaster risks. Scheduled guests include: Dr. Richard Berry, Director of Strategic Partnerships, PACOM; Gary Ostrander, Vice Chancellor for Research at UH Manoa; and Ray Shirkhodai, Executive Director, Pacific Disaster Center.

This conversation was recorded on July 28, 2011 in the PBS Hawaii studio. Insights on PBS Hawaii is presented on Thursdays at 7:30.


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