Hermann Fritz

Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering · Georgia Tech - COE

Hermann Fritz's research centers on fluid dynamic aspects of natural hazards such as tsunamis, hurricane storm surges and landslides.

Fluid Dynamic of Natural Hazards Hurricane Storm Surges and Landslides Tsunamis Coastal Systems

Elizabeth Frankenberg, Ph. D.

Director, Carolina Population Center; Cary C. Boshamer Distinguished Professor, Sociology · UNC-Chapel Hill

Areas of expertise: How individuals and families respond to unexpected population-level disasters.

Disaster Psychology Disaster Behavioral Health Illness Demography Health

Stephen Dyson, Ph.D.

Professor of Political Science · University of Connecticut

Stephen Dyson's research is focused upon the psychology of elite decision making in foreign policy.

Elite Decision Making Foreign Policy World Leaders International Relations

Ethan Segal

Associate Professor · Michigan State University

Japanese history, politics, foreign relations, society, social issues, earthquakes & tsunami, food, film and pop culture, women and gender.

Japan Constitution Ancient History (Japan) Tsunami Earthquakes Japanese History East Asia

Hannes Baumann, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor · University of Connecticut

Hannes Baumann is an expert in coastal fish ecology and effects of marine climate change

Evolution Oceanography Marine Science Fish Populations Marine Climate Change

Dr. John Beard

Director of Ageing and Life Course · World Health Organization

Dr John Beard, M.B.B.S., Ph.D., is Director of Ageing and Life Course with the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva

Fostering Healthy Ageing Population Ageing Epidemiology Public Health and Ageing

Steven Biegalski

Professor, Program Chair, Mechanical Engineering · Georgia Tech - COE

Steven Biegalski is an expert on nuclear analytical methods, research isotope production, and nuclear forensics.

Research Isotope Production Nuclear Reactors Nuclear Forensics US Nuclear Production Nuclear Non-Proliferation

Heather Chiero

Associate Professor of History, Anthropology and Philosophy · Augusta University

Dr. Chiero is a leading scholar in Latin American & U.S. Western history and the Spanish colonial periphery of the Caribbean Basin.

Material Culture Social History Underrepresented Populations Central America Latin America

Pamela Grothe

Assistant Professor · University of Mary Washington

Dr. Grothe's research focuses on climate change, specializing in past climates.

Oceanography Global Warming Climate Change Science Atmospheric Science Geology

Joshua W. Walker, PhD

President & CEO · Japan Society

Walker leads Japan Society to create deep bonds between the US & Japan through programs in culture, education, business, policy & technology

UN Conflict Diplomacy Asia Minor Japanese Language

Dr. Margaret Neal

Director, Institute on Aging · Portland State University

Dr. Neal is Director of the Institute on Aging and Professor of Community Health at Portland State University.

Education and Training Active Ageing Lifelong Learning Ageing in Place Frailty

Jonathan M. Lees, Ph.D.

Professor and Department Chair, Department of Geological Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences · UNC-Chapel Hill

Professor Lees is an expert in fault zones, volcano imaging, explosive volcanism and geothermal imaging.

Geological Sciences Siesmology Volcanology Tomography of Fault Zones Regional Tomographic Inversion

Neal Driscoll

Professor of Geosciences · UC San Diego

Neal Driscoll co-leads the ALERTWildfire network, and also researches tectonic deformation and the evolution of landscapes and seascapes.

Tsunami Wildfire Landscape and Seascape Evolution Tectonics and Structural Geology Marine Geology and Geophysics

Warren Faidley

Severe weather survival expert, media & corporate consultant / spokesperson, Tactical EMT · Self-employed

Storm and disaster survival expert - media / corporate consultant & spokesperson - storm chasing personality

On Air Personality Automotive Testing Media Consultant Storm Chaser Meteorology

Christopher Letchford

Professor & Department Head, Civil and Environmental Engineering · Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Global expert in wind engineering.

Wind Power Siting and Modeling Debris Flight Mechanics Impacts of Climate Change on Infrastructure, Transportation, and Energy Production Wind Loads on Structures Wind Climatology

Prof. Ariela Lowenstein

Head, Social Gerontology Center for Research · University of Haifa

Professor Lowenstein's research specializes in intergenerational family relations and caregiving

Carers and Caregiving Intergenerational Family Relations Elder's Quality of Life Gerontological Education Policy Development

José Holguín-Veras

Director, Center for Infrastructure, Transportation, and the Environment (CITE) & William H. Hart Chair Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering · Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Leading authority in freight transportation and humanitarian logistics

Transportation Planning Traffic Engineering Mathematical Modeling Arcgis Operations Research

Paige Marta Skiba

Professor of Law and Professor of Economics · Vanderbilt University

Expert in behavioral economics, including causes and consequences of borrowing on high-interest credit.

Empirical Legal Studies Commercial Law High-interest Credit Banking and Finance Law Applied Microeconomics

Robert Fuller, M.D., FACEP

UConn Health Chairman of Emergency Medicine · University of Connecticut

Fuller has responded to nations battered by natural and manmade disasters -New York after 9/11, Haiti ; Philippines after a typhoon.

Coronavirus Efficiency of Emergency Services International Disaster Medical Response Emergency Medical Care Natural Disasters

Dr. Jane Barratt

Secretary General · International Federation on Ageing

As Secretary General of the IFA Dr Barratt is an internationaly respected speaker on age related issues across the globe.

Fostering Healthy Ageing Healthy Ageing Public Policy and Advocacy Population Ageing Women's Rights