What attributes contribute to the successful protection of cultural heritage in times of crisis - Uniting to Save World Cultures Conference at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington

October 8, 2015

Stefan Simon discussed emergency preparedness and disaster response at the Smithsonian’s conference “Uniting to Save World Cultures: Investigating the Attributes of Successful Emergency Cultural Heritage Protection Interventions” in Washington on October 7th. 

He responded on options of reducing hazard and vulnerability as discussant to a presentation by Terry Cannon (Senior Research a Fellow in Climate Change and Development, Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, UK) , which explained disaster as a social construction. 

The conference  website is http://unitetosave.si.edu. The webcast is at http://unitetosave.si.edu/events/.