Lawyers and Emergency Management

Date: 

Wednesday, December 1, 2010, 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Location: 

Taubman 301, Harvard Kennedy School

Anthony (Tony) Barash, Advanced Leadership Fellow, Harvard University, and Former Director, American Bar Association’s Center for Pro Bono, Harvard’s Advanced Leadership Initiative

The Program on Crisis Leadership and the HKS Crisis Management Student Group welcome Tony Barash, currently a fellow with Harvard’s Advanced Leadership Initiative and past director of the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Center for Pro Bono. In this seminar, Barash will present on the ongoing integration of the legal profession into the broader emergency management community, focusing on ABA’s involvement in post-Katrina relief and recovery and his experience as an advisor to the federal government during the BP oil spill. Barash will conclude with comments on remaining challenges and possible paths forward for the improved provision of legal services and aid during disaster response and recovery efforts.

Barash is an attorney with extensive experience in private and corporate practice. While at the Center for Pro Bono, he became particularly interested in national initiatives to provide legal assistance to victims of major disasters and in international initiatives to enhance the rule of law and equal access to justice abroad.

The seminar is open to the Harvard community.

Refreshments will be served.