Summer Institute students gain in-depth insight into domestic disaster operations and US humanitarian assistance through coursework and networking in the hub of US disaster management, Washington, DC.
The DRLA DC Summer Institute, led by Senior Fellow, Professor George Haddow, completed a successful term in June. The course covered the following topics: current and past US Humanitarian Assistance; domestic policy; domestic disaster operations; international NGOS (Non-Governmental Organizations); domestic NGOs; and disaster risk reduction.
Students had the opportunity to learn from a vast array of leading professionals in the field while immersing themselves in the day-to-day life of select organizations through group trips, such as the opportunity to learn from the Acting Director of Acting Director of the Office of Human Services Emergency Preparedness Response (OHSEPR) in the Administration for Children & Families (ACF).
The class visited The American Red Cross Headquarters, FEMA DC offices, and the Department of Health and Human Services.
Organizations represented during the Summer Institute:
President of Public Private Partners, OFDA, Former Chief of Staff to FEMA Director, Congressional Research Services, Howard County, MD Emergency Management, Acting Director of Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of Human Services, Emergency Preparedness Response (OHSEPR) in the Administration for Children & Families (ACF, Save the Children Senior Director of Global Safety and Security, InterAction, Catholic Charities, World Vision, United Nations, DCMC Partners, ATCS, Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, The World Bank, Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR)