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September 6, 2019

Posted by Communications and Marketing on September 6, 2019

Below you will find suggested Dalhousie University experts who can speak to current topics of regional, provincial, national and international interest for Friday September 6, 2019.

Emergency preparedness – The role of provincial and federal governments when anticipating natural disasters
With hurricane Dorian set hit the Maritimes tomorrow, many people are starting to prepare for power outages, closures and damage to various infrastructures. Dr. Kevin Quigley is available to provide comment on emergency preparedness and what role local and federal governments play when anticipating a natural disaster like hurricane Dorian. He can also offer perspective on what can be done to minimize the severity of the impacts caused by the storm.

Dalhousie Expert: Dr. Kevin Quigley, Professor, Director, MacEachen Institute for Public Policy and Governance.
Research Specialties: Public sector risk and crisis management, strategic management and critical infrastructure protection.
Contact: To set up an interview with Dr. Quigley, please contact Warren McDougald at Warren.McDougald@Dal.Ca or 902-494-5207.

The importance of international relief and humanitarian assistance
In the wake of hurricane Dorian causing devastating destruction in the Bahamas and now hitting areas of the US, many countries and humanitarian aid organizations are offering support to help those impacted rebuild. Dalhousie has experts available to provide comment on the significance of international aid form governments, NGOs and humanitarian aid organizations when tragedies such as Hurricane Dorian occur.

Dalhousie Expert: Dr. John Cameron, Associate Professor, Department of International Development Studies
Research Specialties: Advocacy strategies of Civil Society Organizations, Public Engagement strategies and representations of ‘development’ in the global North, Cosmopolitan theory and global citizenship, Indigenous and peasant social movement, Andean politics (Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru), and Rural development policies
Contact: john.cameron@dal.ca and 902-414-6070

Dalhousie Expert: Dr. Robert Huish, Associate Professor, Undergraduate Advisor, Department of International Development Studies.
Research Specialties: Global health, North Korea, Cuban development, activism and social justice.
Contact: huish@dal.ca and 902-494-2979


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