Introduction to Humanitarian Logistics

Registration for this webinar is now open.

For this webinar, you must register by June 30, 2019, and you will have 90-day access from your date of registration.

Course Abstract
The course of Introduction to Humanitarian Logistics explores the challenges of responding to disasters and catastrophes. The course covers: (1) the fundamentals of the cycle of emergency management with special emphasis on the differences between disasters and catastrophes, (2) key lessons from fieldwork research from engineering and social sciences, and (3) case studies of events that have shaped the field in the Unites States (Hurricane Katrina) and abroad (Japan Cascading Disasters).  

What Engineers Will Learn

  • To identify the most salient characteristics of humanitarian logistics, disaster response logistics and the cycle of emergency management,
  • To describe fundamental differences between emergencies, disasters and catastrophes
  • To identify the most salient challenges of recent disasters, in particular Hurricane Katrina and the 2011 Japan Cascading Disasters

What is Unique About this Webinar?
This course incorporates key lessons from recent applied and fieldwork research, and it gives a broad perspective of humanitarian and disaster response logistics.

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Monday, March 4, 2019 to Sunday, June 30, 2019
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