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 ILAN KELMAN

 

 

 

Title:

Operational ethics for disaster-related research

 

 

 

 

 

Ilan Kelman http://www.ilankelman.org and Twitter/Instagram @IlanKelman is Professor of Disasters and Health at University College London, England and a Professor II at the University of Agder, Kristiansand, Norway. His overall research interest is linking disasters and health, including the integration of climate change into disaster research and health research. That covers three main areas: (i) disaster diplomacy and health diplomacy http://www.disasterdiplomacy.org ; (ii) island sustainability involving safe and healthy communities in isolated locations http://www.islandvulnerability.org ; and (iii) risk education for health and disasters http://www.riskred.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 JASPER LITMANN

 

 

Title:

The ethical challenges of AMR as a slowly emerging disaster

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jasper Littmann is specialist director for strategy and development at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health, where he was previously the director for the centre for antimicrobial resistance. His research focuses on policy in the field of antimicrobial resistance, with a particular focus on its ethical implications. Jasper holds a PhD in medical ethics from University College London.

   

 

 

 

 

 

DAVID ETKIN

 

David Etkin is a Professor of Emergency Management at York University, Ontario, Canada (https://profiles.laps.yorku.ca/profiles/etkin/). His main areas of research relate to disaster risk assessment and disaster ethics.

   

 

 

 

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ROBIN COX

 

 

Robin Cox is the Director of the Resilience By Design Research Innovation Lab (RbD) and a professor in the Disaster and Emergency Management Program at Royal Roads University. Robin’s research lab brings together researchers, graduate students, post-docs and youth to explore and catalyze the potential for transformative change, leadership, and resilience in the context of climate change and disasters. Robin is currently leading the Inspiring Climate Action: BC Professionals Adaptation Network project, an applied project designed to increase regional adaptation capacity in BC through continuing professional development courseware and training. She is also leading the design and development of a new graduate program focused on climate change adaptation and action at Royal Roads University. 

   

 

 

 

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TERRY CANNON

 

Terry Cannon is Senior Research Fellow, IDS (Institute of Development Studies at University of Sussex, UK), where he is focused on the significance of natural hazards and climate change as challenges to development. He teaches postgraduate courses at IDS, King’s College London, University College London, University of Copenhagen, University of Lund, Free University of Brussels, Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium) and the International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD) in Dhaka.

He has published academic and policy on climate change and disasters, and is co-author (with Wisner, Davis and Blaikie) of At Risk: natural hazards, people’s vulnerability and disasters (Routledge 1994 and 2004). This is one of the most cited works in disaster studies, translated into Spanish and Japanese. Other recent publications include as co-editor and author of Cultures and Disasters (Routledge 2015). This forms part of a research initiative on how people perceive and behave in relation to risks of hazards and climate change, challenging mainstream thinking in disaster institutions. For this he was also lead editor and author of the International Red Cross World Disasters Report 2014: focus on culture and risk (IFRC, Geneva). Part of this work examined the significance of ‘institutional culture’ and the reasons that organizations involved in DRR ignore enormous amounts of evidence that they are mostly getting it wrong. At this conference his focus is on the ethical problems involved in their behaviour, linked to another initiative that is examining how institutions and governments connive in Disaster Risk Creation, and how this is much more significant than Disaster Risk Reduction.

 

 

 

 

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PETER TIMMERMAN

 

Peter Timmerman is a Associate Professor in the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University in Toronto. He has been working on environmental issues for many years, beginning with emergency and risk research, early work on climate change (his monograph, Vulnerability, Resilience and the Collapse of Society” was published in 1981), coastal zone management and global change. He was the co-chair for the Canadian NGO Earth Charter process for the Rio Earth Summit in 1992. He continues as a public activist and author on topics such as genetic manipulation and nuclear waste management.  He now works primarily on environmental philosophy and ethics, including religion and ecology, with a special research focus on Buddhism and environmental activism in South and Southeast Asia.  In the area of Ecological Economics, he is currently working on the rise of the metaphors of the self, progress, growth and development in the 18th century, recently co-editing “Ecological Economics for the Anthropocene” for Columbia University Press with Peter Brown, a volume of papers deriving from a collaborative, multi-university SSHRC project on the ethical foundations of economics. 

   

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