Rice’s Glasscock School, Texas Tribune to host ‘The Federal Response to Harvey: One Year Later’ Aug. 30

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Jeff Falk
jfalk@rice.edu
713-348-6775

Rice’s Glasscock School, Texas Tribune to host ‘The Federal Response to Harvey: One Year Later’ Aug. 30

HOUSTON – (Aug. 13, 2018) – Rice University’s Glasscock School of Continuing Studies will host a Texas Tribune conversation Aug. 30 about the federal response to Hurricane Harvey one year after the storm made landfall in Texas. Panelists from federal, state and local government will discuss the status of recovery and the long-term plans for getting neighborhoods and towns back on their feet.

Courtesy of Texas Tribune

The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.

Who: Panelists George P. Bush, Texas land commissioner; Traci Brasher, recovery division director for FEMA Region 6; Marvin Odum, chief recovery officer for the city of Houston; and Beth Van Duyne, regional administrator for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Brandon Formby, urban affairs reporter for the Texas Tribune, will serve as moderator.

David Leebron, president of Rice, and Robert Bruce, dean of the Glasscock School, will give welcoming remarks.

What: A panel discussion titled “The Federal Response to Harvey: One Year Later.” An audience Q&A will follow.

When: Thursday, Aug. 30, noon-1 p.m. Registration and a light lunch will begin at 11:30 a.m.

Where: Rice University, Anderson-Clarke Center, Hudspeth Auditorium, 6100 Main St. Paid visitor parking is available in West Lots 4 and 5, located adjacent to the Anderson-Clarke Center. For a map of Rice’s campus with parking information, go to www.rice.edu/maps.

The public must RSVP for the event at www.eventbrite.com/e/the-federal-response-to-harvey-one-year-later-registration-48847890355. A live webcast will be available at https://www.texastribune.org/events.

Members of the news media who want to attend should RSVP to Jeff Falk, associate director of national media relations at Rice, at jfalk@rice.edu or 713-348-6775.

Related information:

Hurricane Harvey Registry: The Hurricane Harvey Registry (HHR) is collecting information on Hurricane Harvey’s impact on the Greater Houston community in order to direct recovery efforts and plan for the future. The HHR is a joint venture of the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), Fort Bend County, the Harris County Public Health Department, the Houston Health Department, Montgomery County and Rice University. It is is funded by the EDF, the Cullen Trust for Health Care and the National Institutes of Health. People can help the region recover by taking the HHR survey, whether Harvey impacted them severely, lightly or not at all.

Course on Hurricane Harvey: The Glasscock School is offering a new course this fall, After the Flood: Lessons from Hurricane Harvey, which considers the Houston region’s vulnerability to extreme weather and the extraordinary efforts to rebuild lives and communities in the wake of Harvey. Scientists, engineers, architects, urban planners and others share innovative design, engineering, social, environmental, economic and policy strategies that may help Houston and other cities around the globe become more resilient to future storms. Information about the course agenda is available here.

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About Jeff Falk

Jeff Falk is associate director of national media relations in Rice University's Office of Public Affairs.