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Research Seminars Series FGGA: Managing a Super Disaster: Lessons from Hurricane Katrina

Thursday 16 June 2016
Schouwburgstraat 2
2511 VA The Hague
Living Lab

Sixth seminar in a new research seminar series at the Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs (FGGA). The FGGA Research Seminar will be a forum for the presentation and discussion of current, high-quality research on topics covered by the faculty, including governance at the global, European, national and sub-national levels; public management, public policy and political economy; crisis, conflict and security; and development, sustainability and public health. The aim of the seminar is to stimulate academic discussion and collaboration at the faculty and between the faculty and leading academics and academic institutions in the field. The seminar will feature both external speakers and researchers from our own faculty.

For more information about the seminar series, please contact Johan Christensen (j.christensen@fgga.leidenuniv.nl), Joris van der Voet (j.van.der.voet@fgga.leidenuniv.nl) or David Ehrhardt (d.w.l.ehrhardt@luc.leidenuniv.nl). 

No affiliation with Leiden University or registration is required to attend. We hope to see you all in the seminars!


Managing a Super Disaster: Lessons from Hurricane Katrina

Arjen Boin is Professor of Public Institutions and Governance at the Institute of Political Science at Leiden University and co-editor of the journal Public Administration. Boin is a leading expert on crisis and disaster management, leadership, institutional design and organizational issues, and has published a series of books on crisis management. He was recently awarded funding for a major project about the effects of New Public Management reforms in higher education, health care and the prison system. His talk will be based on an ongoing book project about Hurricane Katrina. 

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