Categories: ISCRAM2005 Conference


We are happy to announce that professor Jack Harrald, director of the George Washington University Institute for Crisis, Disaster and Risk Management, has accepted to deliver a keynote presentation at ISCRAM2005. Dr. Harrald has been actively engaged in the fields of maritime safety, emergency management, and crisis management, as a researcher in his academic career and as a practitioner during his 22-year career in the U.S. Coast Guard. He has written and published in the fields of crisis management, management science, risk and vulnerability analysis, and maritime safety. Dr. Harrald is the co-coordinator of the Corporate Crisis Management Roundtable and is a founding member, director, and president of The International Emergency Management Society (TIEMS). He is also a director of the Disaster Recovery Institute. Dr. Harrald was the principle investigator for recent maritime risk studies in Prince William Sound, Alaska, the Port of New Orleans, and Washington State, and for earthquake vulnerability studies funded by the National Science Foundation and the American Red Cross. Funded by NSF quick response grants and Red Cross projects, he studied the responses to the Exxon Valdez oil spill, the Loma Prieta Earthquake, Hurricane Hugo, Hurricane Andrew, and the Northridge Earthquake.