RISE 2019 Conference- AGENDA Day 1 (Today’s Challenges)

Transforming University Engagement In Pre- and Post-Disaster Environments: Lessons from Puerto Rico

(Today’s Challenges)
Day 1
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(Tomorrow’s Solutions)
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(Action to Get There)
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(Day 1 – 3)
Full Agenda
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Day 1 (Today’s Challenges) 
Monday, November 18

Last updated on Mon Nov 18 2019 00:05:51 (Eastern Standard Time)

07:30 – 08:30 CHECK-IN / BREAKFAST / EXHIBITS
08:30 – 09:15
Welcome
Location: Ballroom - Campus Center
09:15 – 10:45
Presidents’ Roundtable The Role of Higher Education in Addressing Community Resilience through the University-Community Relationship
Location: Ballroom - Campus Center
Moderator: Robert Griffin, Dean, College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity, University at Albany, State University of New York
  • Vince Boudreau, President, The City College of New York
  • Jenni Evans, President, American Meteorology Society Director, Institute for CyberScience Professor, Meteorology, The Pennsylvania State University
  • Jorge Haddock-Acevedo, President, University of Puerto Rico
  • Havidán Rodríguez, President, University at Albany, State University of New York
11:00 – 12:30
Peer to Peer Collaborating With Colleagues in Extreme Operating Environments (EOEs)
Location: Boardroom - Campus Center Expansion
Moderator: Leonardo Flores, Professor and Chair, Appalacian State University
Communities Reflecting on Current University-Community Collaborations in Post Disaster Environments
Location: Room 375 - Campus Center
Moderator: Lionel Orama, Professor/Steering Committee INESI, University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez
Ethics of Research The Ethical Challenges of Disaster Research
Location: Assembly Hall - Campus Center
Moderator: Isabel Rivera-Collazo, Assistant Professor, UC-San Diego
  • Katja Brundiers, Clinical Assistant Professor, Arizona State University
  • Joan P. Packenham, Director of Office of Human Research Compliance (OHRC), National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
  • Lori Peek, Director, Natural Hazards Center and Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Colorado Boulder
  • Yiamar Rivera-Matos, Graduate Research Associate, Arizona State University
Ethics of Teaching Experiences Teaching Disasters and Service Learning Activities
Location: Student Success Center - Campus Center
Moderator: Marla Méndez Silvagnoli, Title V Project Activity Director, Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico
  • Kim Diana Connolly, Professor; Director of Clinical Legal Education; Vice Dean for Advocacy and Experiential Education, University at Buffalo, State University of New York
  • Shirley Feldmann-Jensen, MS Program Coordinator & Lecturer, California State University Long Beach
  • Paola Guzmán-Cotto, Research Assistant, National Institute of Energy and Island Sustainability
  • Luis Rodriguez Sanchez, Composer, Cayenito/LRSMusica
  • Ivonne Santiago, Clinical Professor, University of Texas at El Paso
Disaster Planning and Response Integrating Universities with Existing Disaster Planning and Response Frameworks and Doctrines
Location: PAC Main Theater
Moderator: David Alexander, Senior Science Advisor for Resilience, Diasters, and Emergency Management, US Department of Homeland Security
  • Anthony Battaglia, Engagement and Analysis Section Chief, Federal Emergency Management Agency
  • Phil Berke, Research Professor, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
  • Steven Jensen, Red Cross Scientific Advisory Council, California State University Long Beach
  • David Kaufman, Vice President and Director, CNA
  • Olivia A. Scriven, NDRS Recovery Coordination Crew Lead/Academia Advisor, Federal Emergency Management Agency
  • Curtis Vreeland, National Disaster Recovery Support (NDRS) Program Manager, Federal Emergency Management Agency
Climate Adaptation 1 Stories from the Front Line: Local Government Experiences with Extreme Events
Location: Multipurpose Room - Campus Center Expansion
Moderator: R. Karl Rethemeyer, Dean of Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, University at Albany, State University of New York
  • Peter Adams, Senior Policy Advisor, NYC Mayor's Office of Resiliency
  • Peter Lopez, Regional Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Region 2
  • Janet McCabe, Director of Environmental Resilience Institute, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
  • Kevin P. Neary, Mayor, Village of Richmondville
  • Santos Rodriguez, Director of Community Affairs & Strategic Initiatives, Building & Construction Trades Council of Greater New York
Weather Extremes Prediction Today’s Challenges & the Need to Transition to User-driven Adaptive Modeling for Emergency Management
Location: PAC Recital Hall
Moderator: Christopher Thorncroft, Interim Director of Atmospheric Sciences Research Center, Director NYS Mesonet and COE, Professor, University at Albany, State University of New York
  • Brian Colle, Atmospheric Science Division Director / Professor, Stony Brook University
  • Jenni Evans, President, American Meteorology Society Director, Institute for CyberScience Professor, Meteorology, The Pennsylvania State University
  • Rick Luettich, Professor and Director, Institute of Marine Sciences, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Rebecca Morss, Senior Scientist and Deputy Director of the Mesoscale and Microscale Meteorology Lab, National Center for Atmospheric Research
  • Lloyd Treinish, Chief Scientist - Environmental Modeling, Climate, Weather and Deep Thunder, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center
12:30 – 02:00 Lunch (12:30 - 01:15) & Keynote (01:15 - 02:00)
Keynote Address Rebuilding through a community capital growth framework for equity and empowerment and the roles of universities: towards a new paradigm
Location: Ballroom - Campus Center
  • Nelson I. Colon, President and CEO, Puerto Rico Community Foundation (FCPR)
02:00 – 02:15 Break
02:15 – 03:45
Renewable Energy Challenges Facing Renewable Energy Penetration in At-Risk & Disaster Related Areas
Location: Multipurpose Room - Campus Center Expansion
Moderator: Richard Perez, Senior Research Associate, University at Albany, State University of New York
  • Thomas Bourgeois, Deputy Director of Pace Energy and Climate Center, Pace Law School
  • Tria Case, University Executive Director of Sustainability and Energy Conservation, City University of New York
  • Christopher D'Elia, Dean & Professor, Louisiana State University
  • Jeffrey Freedman, Research Associate, Atmospheric Sciences Research Center, University at Albany, State University of New York
  • Thomas King, President, Borincana Foundation
  • Mark Lichtenstein, Chief of Staff / Chief Sustainability Officer, State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry
Universities as Stakeholders Developing intergovernmental relations towards community resilience
Location: PAC Main Theater
Moderator: Angel Rodriguez, Professor, University of Puerto Rico - Cayey
  • Javier De Jesus, Director, Center for Collaborative Innovation - Neeuko, Sagrado Corazon University
  • Jorge Haddock-Acevedo, President, University of Puerto Rico
  • Alfonso R. Latoni, Chief, Scientific Review Branch, Division of Extramural Research and Training National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, NIH
  • Lotfi Sayahi, Professor of Linguistics, Hispanic and Italian Studies, University at Albany, State University of New York
  • Olivia A. Scriven, NDRS Recovery Coordination Crew Lead/Academia Advisor, Federal Emergency Management Agency
University Partnership: R&D, Education & Engagement Gaps and Friction Points: Identifying Unmet Needs and Untapped Potential from a Practical Perspective
Location: PAC Recital Hall
Moderator: Eric Stern, Professor, University at Albany, State University of New York
  • Terry Hastings, Senior Policy Advisor, NYS Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Services
  • Steven Jensen, Red Cross Scientific Advisory Council, California State University Long Beach
  • David Kaufman, Vice President and Director, CNA
  • Jayson L. Kratoville, Interim Director, National Center for Security & Preparedness
  • David Turetsky, Professor of Practice, College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity
  • Gerard McCarty, Director, Office of Emergency Management, Port Authority of New York & New Jersey
Engineering & Coastal Resiliency: A National & International Imperative Infrastructure Challenges Facing our Islanded Communities
Location: Room 375 - Campus Center
Moderator: Yanna Liang, Professor and Chair, University at Albany, State University of New York
  • Jorge González-Cruz, NOAA-CREST Professor, City University of New York
  • Ricardo López, Professor of Civil Engineering, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez
  • Joel Lugo, Executive Director for Operations - West Region, Puerto Rico Aqueduct & Sewer Authority
  • Rafael Rodríguez-Solis, Professor of Electrical Engineering, University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez
Public Health Preparedness & Recovery from Natural Disaster Public Health’s Impact After Hurricanes and Natural Disasters
Location: Boardroom - Campus Center Expansion
Moderator: Guthrie Birkhead, Professor Emeritus, School of Public Health, University at Albany
  • Miguel Cruz, Senior Emergency Operations Officer, CDC/NCEH/EM
  • Shao Lin, Professor, University at Albany, State University of New York
  • Graciela Malave, Exercise Evaluation Manager, Puerto Rico Department of Health
  • Amy Nitza, Director of Institute for Disaster Mental Health, State University of New York at New Paltz
  • Wangjian Zhang, Postdoctoral Research Associate, University at Albany, State University of New York
Students Displaced by Disaster Stories from the ground: Students Displaced by Disaster
Location: Student Success Center - Campus Center
Moderator: Fernando I. Rivera, Associate Professor, Puerto Rico Research Hub, University of Central Florida
04:00 – 05:30
Cohort Breakout Session Government Officials, Indigenous People, and Community Cohort
Location: Standish Room - Science Library Room 330
  • Mark Lichtenstein, Chief of Staff / Chief Sustainability Officer, State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry
  • Oscar Ojeda-Cana, Auxiliary Researcher, University of Puerto Rico - Cayey
Cohort Breakout Session Higher Education Administrators Cohort
Location: Assembly Hall - Campus Center
  • Valerie A. Luzadis, Incoming Chair, NCSE Board of Directors; Professor of Social-Ecological Systems and Ecological Economics, College of Environmental Science & Forestry, State University of New York
Cohort Breakout Session Researchers and Practitioners Cohort
Location: Multipurpose Room/Boardroom - Campus Center Expansion
  • Elizabeth Allen, Postdoc Research Associate, Northeastern University
  • Maria Bermudez, PhD Student, Philosophy Graduate Assistant, The Pennsylvania State University
  • Katja Brundiers, Clinical Assistant Professor, Arizona State University
  • Theresa Pardo, Director of Center for Technology in Government, University at Albany, State University of New York
Cohort Breakout Session Students Cohort
Location: Room 375 - Campus Center
  • Glorynel Ojeda, Graduate Student, School of Sustainability, Arizona State University
  • Sandra Soto-Santiago, Assistant Professor, Department of English, University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez
05:30 – 08:00 Reception, Dinner (05:30 - 07:00) & Leaders' Discussion (07:00 - 08:00)
Leaders' Armchair Discussion Federal Strategies to Enhance Community Resilience in the Face of Increased Threats to Weather Extremes and Related Disasters
Location: Ballroom - Campus Center
Moderator: Theresa Pardo, Director of Center for Technology in Government, University at Albany, State University of New York
  • David Alexander, Senior Science Advisor for Resilience, Diasters, and Emergency Management, US Department of Homeland Security
  • Maria Honeycutt, Assistant Director for Natural Disaster Resilience, The White House, Office of Science Technology and Policy
  • Ellen Mecray, NOAA Regional Climate Services Director- East, NOAA
  • Joel Scheraga, Senior Advisor for Climate Adaptation, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
08:00 – 08:15 Break
08:15 – 09:30
Film Screening Dis.em.POWER.ed: Puerto Rico’s Perfect Storm
Location: Campus Center Auditorium
Moderator: Sandy Smith-Nonini, Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
  • Roque Nonini, Professional Photographer, Roque Nonini Photography and Films
  • Fernando Tormos-Aponte, Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Maryland Baltimore County and Johns Hopkins University