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PrepTalks logo: New perspectives for emergency managers

PrepTalks are given by subject-matter experts and thought leaders to spread new ideas, spark conversation, and promote innovative leadership for the issues confronting emergency managers over the next 20 years. Each PrepTalk includes a video, discussion slides, and resources.

Human Biases: Why People Underprepare for Disasters - Dr. Howard Kunreuther

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PrepTalk Discussion Materials - Left in the Dark: Power Outages in an Interconnected World


PrepTalks are created through a unique partnership between:

PrepTalks Partner Logo - International Association of Emergency ManagersPrepTalks Partner Logo - National Emergency Management Association DHS Seal with FEMA written in blue PrepTalks Partner Logo - National Homeland Security ConsortiumPrepTalks Partner Logo - Center for Homeland Defense and Security at the Naval Post Graduate School



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2018 PrepTalk Releases

Inaugural Symposium


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02/25/2020 - 10:50