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Conferences and Workshops

November 26 at 12:-00 - 14:00
Consortium on Youth/Children in Prolonged Crisis

December 29, 2019
Research on Preparedness to Emergencies and Disasters (in Hebrew)
Conference will be held within the framework of the Israeli Geographic Associasion's annual conference, at the Port Campus - University of Haifa, and will include four sessions:

Center's research presentations:

  • Local governance and urban resilience in emergencies
  • Earthquakes/Tsunami predictions, alerts and preparedness
  • Risk management, governance and readiness to emergencies

Research presentation and round table discussion on strengthening structures for earthquakes in the periphery

More details to come and will be published here later

December 30, 2019
Field trip: Emergency risks and readiness in Haifa area
Area view of Haifa meropolitan area's risks; visit to Rambam Hospital, the Haifa municipality's Crisis Management Center and the new Haifa port 

Upcoming Seminar lectures 

Seminar talks are held on Tuesdays between 14:00-16:00 at the Center, located at ground level of the Terrace building (Hamadrega). See map
Most talks are streamlined and available on YouTube 

December 3, 2019: Dr. Eyal Fruchter Prevention of PTSD (in Hebrew)

December 17, 2019: Prof. Michal Shamai: Relationship under fire: Implications of exposure to extended security risk situations on couple relations (in Hebrew)

January 7, 2020: Dr. Yaella Depietri: Forest fire risk reduction: towards an integrated fire management approach in Haifa (in English)

January 21, 2020: Prof. Micha Klein: What happens out there? Is it really warming up?


Past Conferences and Workshops

November 28-29 2018
Cascading Disasters - an International researchers workshop (November 28) and conference (November 29

Past lectures

Fall 2019-2020

November 19,2019
Preparedness to emergencies for people with disabilities, from their point of view (in Hebrew)
Ilan Finkelstein, MPH
See link to recording on YouTube here

Spring 2019

Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Modeling Peoples' Behavior in Emergencies and War Situations
Prof Yoram Shiftan

See link to recording on YouTube here

Tuesday, May 28 
Children in an Emergency
Prof. Rivka Yahav and Dr. Adar Ben Eliyahu
See link to recording on YouTube here

Monday, April 1st, 2019 

When System Meets Eco-system in an Emergency: The Challenge of Emergency Management in a Complex Environment
Dr. Shay Ben-yosef, Sociologist, Navigating Complexity
See link to recording on YouTube here

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 :
'Deep' adaptation to drought: Lessons from Israel
Dr. Amit Tubi
See link to recording on YouTube here

Fall-2018-19 lectures

Tuesday, January 8, 2019:
Health and Social Issues in Dealing with Displaced People
Einav Levi
See link to recording on YouTube here

Thursday, December 13, 2018:
History of Earthqukes Damages in Israel in the last 3,500 years
Dr. Motti Zohar
See link to recording on YouTube here

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2018
Health Risk Communication in Epidemic Outbreaks
Prof. Anat Gesser-Edelsburg

Thursday, November 1st, 2018: 
Strategic Planning for Emergency Readiness: An Info-gap Approach
Prof. Yakov Ben-Haim,  Technion (Risk Assessment and Risk Management group)
See link to recording on YouTube here

Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Prepardness for a Nuclear Event
Colonel (reserves) Ori Nissim-Levi (Affiliate at the Center)
See link to recording on YouTube (in Hebrew) here

Tuesday, June 12 at 14:00
A Model for Providing Initial Emotional Assistance in Distress and Emergency Situations
Dr. Moshe Farchi,  Tel Hai Academic College (Welfare and Social Work group) 
See link to recording on YouTube (in Hebrew) here

Tuesday, May 22 at 14:00
Making Hong Kong a Resilient City
Prof. Timothy Sim, the Hong Kong Potytechnic University
Lecture was co-sponsored  by the School of Social Work, University of Haifa
See link to recording on YouTube here

Tuesday, May 8 at 14:00
Prof. Avigdor Gal, Technion (Engineering, Technology and Planning group)
Big Data Challenges in Detecting Uncertain Events in Intelligence and Security Informatics
See link to recording on YouTube here, and presentation here (In Hebrew)

Tuesday, April 24 at 14:00
Prof. Shaul Kimhi, Tel Hai Academic College (Welfare and Social Work group)
What is Resilience? How is it measured and why it is important?
See link to recording on YouTube here (In Hebrew)

Tuesday, March 27  at 14:00
Kevin FlemingScenario-based exercises for Disaster Risk Management information elicitation - insights from the SENSUM and ESPREssO European projects