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Disaster response

Scholarly Publications

Organization of Disaster Aid Delivery: Spending Your Donations

April 2016

This article examines how different organizational structures in disaster aid delivery affect house aid quality.

Efficient stockpiling and shipping policies for humanitarian relief: UNHCR's inventory challenge

December 2011

Abstract The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) establishes and maintains refugee camps to meet the needs of 34.5 million people affected by disaster or war worldwide.

The Next Catastrophe: Reducing Our Vulnerabilities to Natural, Industrial, and Terrorist Disasters

December 2011

Charles Perrow is famous worldwide for his ideas about normal accidents, the notion that multiple and unexpected failures--catastrophes waiting to happen--are built into our society's complex...

Other Publications

Fukushima and the Inevitability of Accidents

November 2011

Abstract Governments regulate risky industrial systems such as nuclear power plants in hopes of making them less risky, and a variety of formal and informal warning systems can help society avoid...

Recommendations for Modeling Disaster Responses in Public Health and Medicine: A Position Paper of the Society for Medical Decision Making

July 2009

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Readiness in the Post-Katrina and Post-9/11 World: An Evaluation of the New National Response Framework

September 2007

The Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) draft National Response Framework proposes much-needed improvements for disaster preparedness and response.

News

Economists suggest how to better allocate donations for disaster relief

May 2015

As people around the world look to support earthquake relief efforts in Nepal, scholars from Stanford and the London School of Economics and Political Science offer new research that can help...

CISAC hosts homeland security forum

August 2008

Private sector leaders, senior Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials, and academic experts convened at Stanford's Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) for a forum on...

Paul Stockton joins CISAC, researches homeland security policy

November 2006

Paul Stockton joined CISAC this fall as a senior research scholar, bringing academic and political experience in homeland security policy issues.

Events

Business as Usual: Fukushima in Light of the Great Cold War Plutonium Disasters

May 14, 2012

While Chernobyl, and now Fukushima, are household words, far fewer people have heard of Maiak in the southern Urals and Hanford in eastern Washington State where Soviet and American engineers built...

Trauma and Healing in Stricken Japan

March 12, 2012

The triple disasters in Japan in March 2011 have created overwhelming trauma in the stricken areas for people of all ages.

Kizuna! New Forms of Social Capital in Disaster Japan

March 5, 2012

Since the triple tragedy of March 11, 2011, we have seen a number of changes in what we sometimes refer to as "civil society" in Japan.

Multimedia

One Year After Japan’s 3/11 Disaster: Reforming Japan’s Energy Sector, Governance, and Economy

February 2012

In the year following Japan’s 3/11 triple disaster of the Tohoku earthquake, tsunami, and Fukushima nuclear incident, fundamental issues in Japan’s political economy are being debated.

One Year After Japan’s 3/11 Disaster: Reforming Japan’s Energy Sector, Governance, and Economy

February 2012

In the year following Japan’s 3/11 triple disaster of the Tohoku earthquake, tsunami, and Fukushima nuclear incident, fundamental issues in Japan’s political economy are being debated.

People

Takeo Hoshi Senior Fellow, Professor, by courtesy, Finance
Yong Suk Lee Center Fellow
Kenji E. Kushida Research Scholar, Japan Program