Asia Public Policy Forum: Disaster Management in Asia (2012)


Sunday, May 13, 2012 (All day) to Tuesday, May 15, 2012 (All day)


Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore

Sichuan Earthquake This year’s Asia Public Policy Forum focuses on the theme of disaster management – an issue of critical concern for an area highly vulnerable to a variety of natural hazards. With the aim of fostering discussion on core disaster management challenges and advances in Asia, it will feature presentations on a variety of issues concerning disaster risk reduction, emergency preparedness and response, and disaster recovery.

The forum is jointly organized by the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore and the Rajawali Foundation Institute for Asia at Harvard Kennedy School’s Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation. Co-sponsors are the Program on Crisis Leadership at Harvard Kennedy School and the Harvard University Asia Center. 

The Ash Center sponsors the annual Asia Public Policy Forum in different venues around the region. The event brings together scholars, senior public officials, and representatives of the business and nonprofit communities to address public policy matters of particular importance for Asia.

View photos of the conference here.

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