Thursday, July 23, 2015

Oct 2: GSU Law: Assessing Katrina's Legacy

Friday, Oct. 2

Georgia State University College of Law
Conference Center
85 Park Place
Atlanta, GA 30303

This summer marks the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, a catastrophic storm that reshaped the way cities across the United States and internationally talk about urban vulnerability and plan for resilience. Katrina’s Legacy conference will examine critical issues in the areas of community and economic development and educational reform.

  • 8-8:45 a.m. Registration and light breakfast
  • 8:45-9:15 a.m. Opening Remarks
  • 9:15-10:45 a.m. Fostering Metropolitan Rebirth Through Catalytic Community and Economic Development
    • Moderator: Dan Reuter, manager of Community Development, Atlanta Regional Commission
    • Shawn Escoffery, director of Strong Local Economies Program, Surdna Foundation
    • James Alexander, Housing and Economic Development manager, Atlanta Beltline Inc.
    • Frank Fernandez, vice president of Community Development, the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation
  • 10:45-11 a.m. Break
  • 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Building the Resilient City: Schools as Cornerstone
    • Moderator: Courtney Anderson, assistant professor of law, Georgia State University College of Law
    • Liza Cowan, vice president, JP Morgan Chase Foundation
    • Delano Ford, executive director, Teach for America — Metro Atlanta
  • 12:15-12:35 p.m. Lunch
  • 12:35-1:05 p.m. Keynote Speaker
    • Ambassador James A. Joseph, emeritus professor of the practice of public policy at the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University, former U.S. ambassador to South Africa, and chair of the Louisiana Disaster Recovery Foundation following Hurricane Katrina.
  • 1:05-1:30 p.m. Question and Answer Session
Registration Coming
  • 3 hours of Georgia CLE credit have been applied for and would cost an additional $15.

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