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At the Center

Just published: Special Issue IJDRR: Cascading Effects in Disaster Risk Science: Multi-Disciplinary Perspectives Edited by D. Felsenstein, D. Shmueli, and D. Thomas. October 1st, 2020

New recorded lecture: Nicki Kons, Risk management specialist: Case studies of risk management in extreme conditions

Center events and seminar lectures

New playlist in YouTube: Youth and Children in Prolonged Crisis (in Hebrew)

Conference: Research on Preparedness to Emergencies and Disasters (in Hebrew). December 29, 2019

New playlist in YouTube: Who is Afraid from Micro-Trauma? Workshop with Prof. Muli Lahad and Dr. Moshe Farchi  (in Hebrew)

Other Interesting events and new publications:

COVID-19 related - see under Coronavirus OutbreakCoronavirus Outbreak

The Himalayas. Geopolitics & Ecology of Melting Mountains. The Geopolitics and Ecology of Himalayan Water at eARThumanities at New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) in collaboration with the Rachel Carson Center, LMU Munich. 29th-30th October, 2020

The Nuclear Power. Threats, Challenges, Opportunities. NP1 Israel 2020 International Conference. November 10, 2020

It is all about Disaster Risk Governance' Webinar  The University of Huddersfield, through its Global Disaster Resilience Centre, 14th October, 2020 10:00-12:00 British Summer Time (GMT+1 hr). Registration is available at

Disaster Competence Network Austria (DCNA)'s Annual Disaster Research Days 2020. October 13, 14,15, 20 and 21, 2020

Climate Change and National Security: Implications for Israel and the Middle East. INSS Sept. 15, 2020

Food, Water and Energy Solutions for Resilience in a Vulnerable World. Arava Institute, September 15, 2020

UNDRR Webinar - Risk-Informed Investment for Macro-Economic Financial Stability. August 30, 2020

International Conference on Civil Protection & New Technologies ‘SafeGreece 2020 on-line’. 14-16 October, 2020

Unpacking hazards: launch of a new scientific report on hazards definition for the Sendai Framework. 29 July 2020, 08:00 (EDT/New York), 14:00 (CEST/Geneva), 19:00 (ICT/Bangkok)

Call for papers: Human Rights and the Climare Change Crisis. The Geneva Academy, April 23, 2020. Worksop planned November 27, 2020, Deadline for applications: May 29, 2020

The Nuclear Power: Threats, Challenges, Opportunities. July 15, 2020

Call for Papers for the Thirteenth International Conference on Climate Change: Impacts & Responses, held 8–9 April 2021 at the UBC Robson Square in Vancouver, Canada

Disasters Ethics Conference 2020 - Copenhagen, 18-20 May. Sign up untill 1st of March 2020

International Symposium on Multi-Hazard Early Warning and Disaster Risk Reduction. To promote the availability and application of research, science and technology to support implementation of Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030. 19th - 21st March 2020, Cinnamon Grand, Colombo, Sri Lanka

International conference: Natural Resources Management under Catastrophic Threats.  Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment, Rehovot, January 12, 2019

CFP: Special Issue on Information Technology on DRR: Issues and Challenges. Deadline - February 29, 2020

CFP: the 3rd International Network of Disaster Studies Conference, July 21-23, 2020, Harvard Shanghai Center

6th Interdisciplinary International Conference on RISK Information Management, Risk Models and ApplicationsRISK Information Management, Risk Models and Applications. Berlin, Germany, May 26-27, 2020

New report from the  International Federation of Red Cross And Red Crescent Societies: Law and Disaster Preparedness and Response: Multi-Country Synthesis Report. 13 Nov. 2019

Call for papers - International conference on: If the War Comes, 27-29 May, 2020. Deadline for abstract submissions: 27 January, 2020

New publication: Age-inclusive disaster risk reduction: A toolkit. By HelpAge International (HAI)

Decarbonization Strategies in Germany and Israel. Haifa Center for German and European Studies (HCGES). November 7, 2019

UNDRR launched for public review a Words into Action Guide for Children and Youth Engagement in Implementing the Sendai Framework. Comments will be welcome by 31 October 2019

Imagining Futures: Interstices and the Immateriality of Disasters. NEEDS 2020, the fifth edition of the Northern European Conference on Emergency and Disaster Studies, hosted by Mid Sweden University and organized by the Risk and Crisis Research Centre. 10–12 March 2020 in Östersund, Sweden.