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Prof David Alexander wins research award
19 September 2013
David Alexander, Professor of Risk and Disaster Reduction at UCL IRDR, has been given the
Distinguished Research Award of the International Society for Integrated
Disaster Risk Management, IDRiM.
The award was made on 5th September 2013 at IDRiM's annual conference at Northumbria University, where Alexander is also Visiting Professor at the Disaster and Development Centre. IDRiM was founded in 2009 as a joint venture of Japanese, Chinese and Austrian scientists working in the disasters field and now has a broad international membership and its own journal. It seeks to promote the integrated, interdisciplinary study of disasters from a practical point of view.
"Around the World in
80 Disasters: Global Trends, Local Challenges," David Alexander's inaugural lecture as Professor of Risk and Disaster Reduction will take place at UCL on 7 October, at 5pm. More information on the lecture, which is free and open to the public, here.
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