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Congressional Testimony

Congressional Briefing Panel

The congressional briefing panel (from left to right) included William Anderson, Kathleen Tierney, Lee Clarke, Eric Klinenberg, and John Harrald

The Human Dimension of Disasters: How Social Science Research Can Improve Preparedness, Response, and Recovery

Presented to the Committee on Government Reform, U.S. House of Representatives, October 27, 2003 by a panel including William Anderson, Kathleen Tierney, Lee Clarke, Eric Klinenberg, and John Harrald. The briefing was sponsored by the American Sociological Association.

The American Sociological Association has a review of the hearing and related news articles.

Tom O'Rourke, Larry Reavseley and Patricia Nelson at NEHRP Reauthorization hearings

Tom O’Rourke (left) and Larry Reavseley (right), with Priscella Nelson in the second row at the NEHRP reauthorization hearings.

National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program: Past, Present and Future

Presented to the Subcommittee on Basic Research, U.S. House of Representatives, May 8, 2003 by Dr. Thomas O’Rourke, on behalf on the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute as part of the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) reauthorization.

The Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) has comprehensive information on the NEHRP reauthorization process.

Tom O'Rourke and Rep. Nick Smith shake hands

Tom O'Rourke (right) with Representative Nick Smith, R-Michigan, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Basic Research of the House Committee on Science.

The Turkey, Taiwan, and Mexico City Earthquakes: Lessons Learned

Presented to the Committee on Science, Subcommittee on Basic Research, U.S. House of Representatives, October 20, 1999, by Dr. Thomas O'Rourke.

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