Kicking Off Hurricane Preparedness Season Symposium 2015
New York, NY
Monday, June 1, 2015
The Travelers Institute, the American Museum of Natural History, the Partnership for New York City, and Team Rubicon hosted the fifth annual Kicking Off Hurricane Preparedness Season symposium, an event highlighting disaster preparedness and resiliency at the start of the 2015 hurricane season. The 2015 symposium featured Nature's Fury: The Science of Natural Disasters, a powerful exhibit examining earthquakes, volcanoes, tornadoes, and hurricanes and how society studies and prepares for them.
In addition, the Travelers Institute and Travelers Foundation presented Team Rubicon with a $100,000 Excellence in Community Resiliency Award. This honor recognizes Team Rubicon's important work, leveraging the skills and experiences of military veterans to rapidly deploy emergency response teams after natural disasters.
Edmond A. Mathez, Curator, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Division of Physical Sciences, American Museum of Natural History
Joan Woodward (Moderator), President, Travelers Institute; Executive Vice President, Public Policy; Travelers
Rohit Aggarwala, Professor of Professional Practice in International and Public Affairs, Columbia University
Klaus H. Jacob, Special Research Scientist & Adjunct Professor, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University
Jake Wood, CEO, Team Rubicon
Daniel A. Zarrilli, Director, Mayor's Office of Recovery and Resiliency, City of New York
American Museum of Natural History
Powerhouse, 2nd Floor
Weston Pavilion Entrance
79th Street & Columbus Avenue
New York, NY 10024-5192