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Notes on Contributors eiliot aronson is Professor Emeritus at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Author of The Social Animal (2008, 10 ed.) and Mistakes Were Made (But Not By Me) (2007), among others, he is the recipient of distinguished research awards from the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Psychological Association, and the Association of Scientific Psychology. r e i d b a s h e r , Senior Coordinator of the Inter-Agency and Policy Coordination Unit in the UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction, studies the interaction of science, policy, and applications practice concerning climate risk and disasters, early warning and the management of seasonal variability, and adaptation to climate change. ROBERT D. BULLARD is the Edmund Asa Ware Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Director of the Environmental Justice Resource Center at Clark Atlanta University. He is the author of 14 books, most recently Deadly Waiting Game Beyond Hurricane Katrina: Government Response, Unnatural Disasters, and African Americans (forthcoming 2009). LEE CLARKE is Associate Professor of Sociology at Rutgers University. He is author ofAcceptable Risk? (1989), Mission Improbable (1999) and Worst Cases: Terror & Catastrophe in the Popular Imagination (2006). He is currently writing about problems of science, warnings, and political engagement. c a r o l s. f u l l e r x o n is Research Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland. The author of numerous articles and several books on individual and community response to disaster and trauma, she is also the Scientific Director of the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress. r o n a l d k a s s i m i r , an expert on contemporary African politics and religion, is Associate Provost at The New School. His work has appeared in many journals and periodicals, and he is the coeditor of YouthActivism: An International Encyclopedia (2005); Intervention and Transnationalism in Africa (2002); and Youth, Globalization, and Law (2007). H o w a r d k u n r e u t h e r is the Cecilia Yen Koo Professor of Decision Sciences and Public Policy at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and Codirector of the Wharton Risk Management and Decision Processes Center. His most recent book, At War with the Weather (coauthored with Michel-Kerjan), is forthcoming from MITPress in 2009. e r w a n n m i c h e l -k e r j a n is Managing Director of the Wharton Notes on Contributors 1033 Risk Management and Decision Processes Center at the University of Pennsylvania and coeditor of Seeds of Disaster, Roots ofResponse: How Private Action Can Reduce Public Vulnerability (2006). His most recent book, At War with the Weather (coauthored with Kunreuther), is forthcoming from MIT Press in 2009. W IL L IA M M O R R IS H is Elwood R. Quesada Professor of Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Urban and Environmental Planning, at the School of Architecture, University of Virginia. Author of Civilizing Terrains: Mountains, Mounds and Mesas (2004), he is currently writing a book on lessons learned from rebuilding after Katrina. j o h n c. m u t t e r is Professor in the Departments of Earth and Environmental Sciences and of International and Public Affairs, Director of Graduate Studies for the doctorate in sustainable development and Director of the Fellows program for the Earth Institute at Columbia University. He studies the relationship between natural systems and human well-being with particular focus on extreme events and the vulnerability of poor societies. m i c h a e i o p p p e n h e i m e r is Albert G. Milbank Professor of Geosciences and International Affairs and the Director of the Program in Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy at Princeton University. C h a r l e s p e r r o w , Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Yale University, is the author of over sixty articles and six books, including NormalAccidents: Living with High-Risk Technologies (1984, rev 1999) and The Next Catastrophe: Reducing Our Vulnerabilities to Natural, Industrial, and Terrorist Disasters (2007). e n r...


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