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Symposium: Never-Ending Earthquakes? – China Responses
Date: 12 February 2015 (Thur)
Time: 2:30pm to 5pm
Venue: AG 710, 7/F, Chung Sze Yuen Building (Core A/G), PolyU Campus, Hung Hom, Hong Kong
- Prof. Philip England, Chair of Geology at the University of Oxford, UK;
- Mr. John Young, Head of Research and Policy in Development Programme at the Overseas Development Institute, UK; and
- Dr. Timothy Sim, Associate Professor at APSS, PolyU, Hong Kong.
Online Registration: http://web01.fhss.polyu.edu.hk/php1/event/seminar.php?event_name=DR1
Initiated by Dr. Timothy Sim of APSS and organized by Faculty of Health and Social Sciences (FHSS) of PolyU, this symposium will draw upon the ongoing work of an international cooperation project called“Earthquakes without Frontiers: A partnership for increasing resilience to seismic hazards in the continents” that has been running since 2012. Distinguished speakers will
address the following questions:
1. Why are earthquake hazards in China so difficult to assess?
2. What is the current state of disaster management in China?
3. What approaches are available in earthquake disaster risk reduction?
4. What are the resilience and vulnerability of Chinese people in earthquakes?
5. What are PolyU’s role and participation in reducing earthquake risks in China?
6. What international collaborative approaches can help to address threats such as earthquakes,
climate change, and international ‑financial crises?