Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Innovations in Disaster Response

Thursday, October 10, 2019

12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

Leung Conference Room, Stephen Robert '62 Hall, 280 Brook Street

Grant Dawson and Keith Creedy are from Global Support & Development (GSD), a relatively new humanitarian organization that specializes in deploying response teams globally within hours of a disaster to make a tangible difference in emergency situations where time is of the essence. GSD's diverse skill sets and resources help fill gaps in traditional disaster response, with an emphasis on serving displaced and remote communities that may not otherwise receive aid. They will discuss how GSD leverages innovative people, processes, and technologies to save lives and alleviate suffering, and share their unique capabilities with other local, national and international responders to enhance their respective operations. They will also discuss recent disaster responses, including 2019's Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas.

This lecture is part of the CHRHS Human Security Seminar Series, which brings in leading experts to explore the most pressing issues facing humanity and the diverse organizations who are responding to them. This seminar series, which is open to all, will feature six discussion based lectures over the course of the Fall 2019.

Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Studies

Grant Dawson is CEO of Global Support and Development.