Nov. 5, 3:30 PM: Global Change Seminar – Disaster Recovery During a Global Pandemic

Join us for a virtual Global Change Seminar series organized by the Southeast CASC Global Change Fellows

Thursday, November 5, 2020, 3:30 – 4:45 pm ET

Disaster Recovery During a Global Pandemic


  • Dr. Kristin Ludwig: Science Advisor for Risk Reduction at US Geological Survey Natural Hazards Mission Area. She is part of the Department of the Interior Strategic Sciences Group, a multidisciplinary task force that supports decision making during environmental crises.
  • Dr. Amanda Martin: Deputy Chief Resilience Officer for the North Carolina Office of Recovery and Resiliency. She is devoted to building resilience in ways that advance economic prosperity, strengthen housing options, and celebrate cultural and natural heritage.
  • Dr. Pablo Méndez Lázaro: Associate Professor in the Department of Environmental Health at the University of Puerto Rico, Graduate School of Public Health. He has conducted research addressing climate and weather extreme events impacts on public health and resilience.
  • Prof. Andy Fox: Associate professor and community engaged faculty fellow in the Center for Geospatial Analytics at NC State. He is a licensed landscape architect and a founding co-director of the Coastal Dynamics Design Lab (CDDL).

Summary: The Global Change Fellows of the Southeast Climate Adaptation Science Center have congregated a multi-disciplinary panel to address how COVID-19 has affected disaster recovery and community resilience strategies. The seminar will be structured as a panel discussion among scientists and professionals from the eastern and western regions of the continental United States and the Caribbean. They will bring their expertise and experience as they answer questions provided by the Fellows and audience members. Panelists will explore the changes and adjustments to disaster recovery due to COVID-19 and discuss the implications for future actions on disaster recovery and community resilience.

Register here for this meeting. Once registered, you’ll receive the Zoom meeting connection details.