COPE socials event 12 Sept 2017 – University of Copenhagen

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12 September 2017

COPE socials event 12 Sept 2017

The Copenhagen Center for Disaster Research (COPE) is continuing its monthly networking events. There will be cheap cocktails at student/disaster-interested-friendly prices, spirited discussions and some COPE-sponsored snacks. For each meeting, we will invite someone to talk for approximately 30 minutes, followed by a 15 minute Q&A. That’s it. Interesting people, cocktails and disaster and humanitarian related discussions.

This time from 4pm - 6pm we will be hosting Lucia Cipullo from the IFRC Disaster Law Programme to discuss how stronger laws can allow for safer communities.

The event will take place from 16:00 - 18:00 at the COPE, University of Copenhagen (CSS Campus), Building 24, 2nd floor, Øster Farimagsgade 5

Overview: The increasing frequency of disasters and their impact on our societies call for proactive methods and tools for addressing the ongoing risks posed by disaster events. But how and where does the law fit into this paradigm? The focus of this talk will be on the work of IFRC’s disaster law programme and their key thematic areas, with a focus on legal preparedness for disasters and why law has an important role to play in disaster risk management.

Lucia's Profile: Lucia Cipullo is a qualified international law and policy practitioner with experience in disaster-related legislation and protection of persons after disasters. She is currently based in Geneva, Switzerland, as Senior Legislative Advocacy Officer for the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies' (IFRC) Disaster Law Programme. Lucia was previously based in the Asia Pacific region for six years with the IFRC, where she provided technical assistance to governments, the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement, international and regional organizations to improve legal, policy and institutional frameworks for disaster management, risk reduction and emergency response. She has previously worked for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the Australian Institute of International Affairs, the Australian Parliament, and the Australian Academy of Social Sciences.

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