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Equity in Federal Disaster Response

April 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Under President Biden, FEMA leadership has committed to integrating equity into how the agency allocates disaster assistance. However, recent research suggests that FEMA assistance exacerbates wealth inequality, especially along lines of race, homeownership, and education, even after accounting for the impacts of disasters themselves. Join Hannah Perls, Legal Fellow for Harvard’s Environmental & Energy Law Program, for a discussion on how FEMA leadership can use the agency’s existing authority under the Stafford Act to account for preexisting vulnerabilities in the disbursement of federal disaster assistance.

Details

Date:
April 20
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Event Category:
Website:
https://harvard.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcvdOusrzgoEtAL3BJkOwj2c5LT_b_kn2O6
Department:
Student Orgs

Venue

Zoom

Organizer

Environmental & Energy Law Program