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Women in CCE Distinguished Lecture Series – Laurie Johnson

How Past Disaster Rebuilding Experiences can Inform Future Disaster and Climate-Related Challenges

Featuring Laurie Johnson, president of the board of directors of Earthquake Engineering Research Institute.

Laurie Johnson has nearly 30 years of experience in urban and disaster recovery planning, management and research. She has written extensively about land use and risk, disaster recovery and reconstruction, and the economics of catastrophes and studied many of the world’s major urban disasters, including the 2011 Tohoku Japan, 2010-2011 Christchurch New Zealand, 2008 China, 1995 Kobe Japan, and 1994 Northridge earthquakes. 

Johnson chairs the U.S. national Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction and is on the Steering Committee of Geotechnical Extreme Event Reconnaissance association and Science Board of the Global Earthquake Model, and a Visiting Project Scientist with the Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center. She completed her Doctor of Informatics degree at Kyoto University, Japan and also holds a Master of Urban Planning and Bachelor of Science in Geophysics, both from Texas A&M University.

Thursday, February 20 at 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Kearney Hall, 311
1491 SW Campus Way, Corvallis, OR 97331

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Lecture or Presentation

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Faculty and Staff, Student


Free. Open to the public. Reception to follow.

Civil and Construction Engineering
Contact Name

Naomi Horne

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