UCL Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction


IRDR Taster Lecture: Creating Catastrophe – Pandemics and Beyond by Prof Ilan Kelman

15 July 2020

As part of the IRDR Taster Lecture series Prof Ilan Kelman will present a webinar on 20th July 2020 examining how catastrophes are created.

Why do disasters happen? Why are they not 'natural disasters'? Join Ilan Kelman who explains why those with power and resources make choices, usually forcing vulnerability onto others which then hurts themselves, so that disasters happen. This includes the current pandemic and many more from around the world including earthquakes and weather.

There will be two live sessions with the same webinar, so please choose one to attend:

9:00am BST
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5:00pm BST
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You can view Part 1 and Part 2 of the pre-recorded segments ahead of the webinar. 

Full webinar now available to view on our YouTube channel.