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Ten years after Katrina: Lessons learned and unlearned


Katrina sounded what many thought was the death knell for a troubled and fading city. But New Orleans not only survived, it flourished in ways that seemed unimaginable before disaster struck.

On the 10th anniversary of the worst urban disaster in American history, Pulitzer Prize-Winning journalist Jed Horne disentangles myths and outright lies to identify what New Orleans has actually accomplished and where it’s fallen short. 

When:   Tues. Oct. 20, 2015; 7:30 p.m.
Where:   Kane Hall, Room 120 
4069 Spokane Lane
Seattle, WA 98105 
Cost:   Free, but advance registration is required.

Breach of Faith: Hurricane Katrina and the Near Death of a Great American City, Jed Horne's account of the disaster, was featured on the cover of the Sunday New York Times book review and was declared “best of the Katrina books” on NPR’s All Things Considered. Horne is now news editor of The Lens, a nonprofit news website focused on New Orleans governance. 

Natural disasters like earthquakes, tsunamis, landslides and hurricanes threaten lives and livelihoods across the globe. Presented by the UW Graduate School, UW Alumni Association and the UW College of the Environment, Surviving Disaster: Natural Hazards and Resilient Communities explores the latest developments in social and natural science helping us prepare for, respond to and survive environmental disasters, wherever they strike. See all lectures.

For more information, contact the UW Alumni Association at 206-543-0540 or uwalumni@uw.edu.

Time: 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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