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RISE 2021 Presents: Restoration, Remediation, Reckoning: A Faculty Conversation on the Afterlife of Disaster

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A completely virtual affair, this year’s RISE expo featured a variety of panels featuring student and faculty presentations. The Khaled and Olfat Juffali Director of the Social Impact Lab and Lecturer of Human Services, Rebecca Riccio, moderated Restoration, Remediation, Reckoning: A Faculty Conversation on the Afterlife of Disaster. This panel also featured discussions with Daniel Aldrich, Professor of Political Science, Public Policy and Urban Affairs and Director of the Security and Resilience Studies Program; Jay Cephas, Assistant Professor of Architecture and Urbanism; and Auroop Ganguly, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Director of the Sustainability and Data Sciences (SDS) Lab.

Description: Rising seas, raging fires, galling crimes, fraying social fabrics: recent events have been potent reminders that the injuries and injustices of the past—individual, cultural, legal, medical, ecological—cast long shadows. In a present so riven by consequences, how can we build the physical, social, economic, and political structures that allow people and planet not simply to survive but to thrive? Panelists offer brief thoughts, then engage in conversation about their disciplines’ potential to help us restore, remediate, and reckon.

Watch the full panel here.

Learn more about RISE 2021 virtual programming and award winners here.

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