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Center events and seminar lectures

World Tsunami Awareness Day  2021: Leveraging the Power of Science and Technology to Reduce Tsunami Risk for Current and Future Generations. UNDRR, November 5, 2021

A new paper by Prof. Anat Gesser-Edelsburg and colligues published in Risk Management and Healthc PolicyWho are the “Real” Experts? The Debate Surrounding COVID-19 Health Risk Management: An Israeli Case Study

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 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 Outbreak

Call for Papers: Responding to Climate Change as Emergency: Governing the Climate Emergency. The Fourteenth International Conference on Climate Change: Impacts & Responses, UBC Robson Square, Vancouver, Canada, 7–8 April 2022

From Risk to Resilience: Accelerating Adaptation Action at COP26. Webinar, co-hosted by the Permanent Mission of the United Kingdom in Geneva and the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR). October 25, 2021

Responding to Climate Change as Emergency: Governing the Climate Emergency - the Fourteenth International Conference on Climate Change: Impacts & Responses. 7-8 April, 2022, Vancouver, Canada

Call for papers: Climate Change and Security (deadline: March 1, 2022)

Government and Society Collaboration Responding to Pandemics - Twelth International Conference on Health, Wellness, &Society, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, 8-9 September 2022

13 October  2021 - International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction

Battered Cities - online panel on the effects of disasters on urban contexts. ARUP, The School of Philosophy and Art History, and the Interdisciplinary Studies Centre (ISC) at the University of Essex. September 16, 2021

5th Global Summit of GADRI: Engaging Sciences with Action. 31st August to 1st September 2021. 

Academies from the G20 countries have signed two joint statements on pressing global issues to be addressed. The statements entitled Pandemic preparedness and the role of science and Crises: economy, society, law, and culture. Towards a less vulnerable humankind will be delivered to the G20 Heads of State and Government. July 2021

The Crisis of DEMOCRACY in the Age of CITIES. Online International Conference. City Center, Research Center for Cities and Urbanism, Tel Aviv University. August 31, September 1-2 2021

Call for abstracts: Resilient Cities from the Global South, 30 November, 1 and 2 December 2021. (deadline for applications - 7 September, 2021). Conference at the Research Center for Integrated Disaster Risk Management (CIGIDEN) , together with the Center for Sustainable Urban Development (CEDEUS), and the Center for Climate and Resilience Research ((CR)2)

UN World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought, 17 June

Call for abstracts - International Symposium on Rebuilding Communities after Forced Displacement, 13– 14 December 2021

UCL IRDR 11th Annual Conference: Why Warnings Matter, 23 June, 1000-1730 UK time

UCL Warning Research Centre Launch at Science and Technology Studies, 30 June 2021, 1300-1700 UK time

UCL IRDR Humanitarian Summit: Interrogating Changing Risks, 16 June, 1000-1600 UK time

Enhancing Post-Pandemic Sustainability and Resilience, Disaster conferences online from University College London. 1 June, 1715-1830 UK time

Call for Papers: 11th International conference on Health, Wellness & Society, 2021 Special Focus: Advancing Health and Equity: Best Practices in an International Perspective

Call for Papers: The Fourteenth International Conference on Climate Change: Impacts & Responses, UBC Robson Square, Vancouver, Canada, 7–8 April 2022.

Call for papers: 11th International Conference on Food Studies, Aarhus University Denmark, 28-30 October 2021

The 1st International Arabian-Gulf Security (online) Conference, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 2-3, 2021 (call for papers deadline - May 11, 2021)

2nd International symposium on Disaster Resilience & Sustainable development - June 24-25

Identifying Data Guideline Needs for Community and Regional Resilience Modeling Workshop. Center for Risk-Based Community Resilience Planning, Colorado State University. March 19, 2021

A Decade to the Great East Japan Disaster. March 11, 2021, 10:00-15:00 (Israel time) Link to zoom:

Cities and Equity - Righting the Wronged. conversations on the future of cities in the era of COVID-19. World Bank, February 22, 2021

CFP for the Journal of Advanced Military Studies: Military Response to National Emergencies and Natural Disasters. Deadline: January 1st, 2022

Call for Papers for the Eleventh International Conference on Health, Wellness & Society, Sorbonne Université, Paris, France, 2–3 September 2021

Preventing Cascades Among Global Crises.. John Braithwaite, the Australian National University, Jan. 14, 2021, 5:30-7:00 Beijing time

Multi-Hazard Early Warning and Disaster Risk Reduction- Online symposium. Colombo, Sri Lanka, 14th to 16th December 2020

Climate Change & Environmental Security in the Mediterranean Sea. Webinar at the Maritime Policy and Strategy Research Center, December 2, 2020

The NP-1 ISRAEL 2020 Conference - Israel's First International Conference on "Nuclear Power". November 10, 2020

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

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.