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Teach-In on the Business Impact
of Hurricane Katrina

Friday, October 14, 2005, 1 - 4 p.m.
Wells Fargo Room
Haas School of Business  

Join Haas School Dean Rich Lyons and academic experts from the Haas School and the UC Berkeley campus in a teach-in on the economic and business impact of Hurricane Katrina on the Gulf Coast and on the nation.

Dean Lyons is bringing together the best minds from the Haas School and other UC Berkeley departments to share their insights. In addition, select alumni with related expertise have been invited to join the panels, whose topics range from economic impact to rebuilding to effective management.

NOTE: This event will be simulcast in the Bank of America Forum at the Haas School.

(tentative and updated regularly)

1:00 p.m. Welcome and Introduction by Dean Richard K. Lyons, Haas School of Business

1:05 p.m. Katrina's Economic and Business on the United States

  • Moderator: Dean Richard K. Lyons, Haas School, on macroeconomics
  • Prof. James Wilcox, Haas School, on macroeconomics
  • Prof. Severin Borenstein, Haas School, on energy
  • Prof. Robert Bea, Civil & Environmental Engineering, on the failure of the levee system
  • Prof. Raymond Seed, College of Engineering, on the failure of the levee system

2:00 p.m. Break

2:10 p.m. Managing and Leadership During and After a Crisis

  • Moderator: Prof. Pino Audia, Haas School, on organizational decision-making
  • Prof. Karlene Roberts, Haas School, on organizational failure
  • Prof. Nora Silver, Haas School of Business, on community-led disaster response
  • Michael Lebsack, Lieutenant Commander, Coast Guard, on Coast Guard recovery efforts

3:00 p.m. Rebuilding New Orleans and the Gulf Coast

  • Moderator: Prof. Dwight Jaffee, Haas School, on catastrophe insurance
  • Tom Davidoff, Haas School, on housing prices
  • Prof. Mary Comerio, Department of Architecture, on reducing risks from catastrophes

Closing Remarks, Dean Lyons

The event, sponsored by Dean Rich Lyons, is free and open to the Haas School community. Spaces are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. No registration is required.

For more information on the Haas School response to the emergency, see http://www.haas.berkeley.edu/news/20050909_katrina.html.

For questions about the teach-in, contact Susie Hanna at hanna@haas.berkeley.edu.

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