The roundtable event held on November 21 at UBC brought together diverse approaches to understanding the social elements of disaster aftermaths – with the hope of producing useable knowledge to prepare for future disasters. Speakers shared their anthropological research in India, Sri Lanka, and Japan, followed by a response focused on Vancouver from the city’s lead seismic policy planner.
This roundtable event was held in conjunction with the American Anthropological Association / Canadian Anthropology Society joint conference. The event was supported by the University of British Columbia’s Faculty of Arts, the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs, the Department of Anthropology, the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies, and the Museum of Anthropology.
For more information, additional interviews, and a video of the roundtable at UBC, please follow this link.