March 26: Communicating Risk for Resilient Communities

March 26 Science Social public program at the Koshland Science Museum
Event Date: 
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

What have we learned about communicating risk from past disasters? How have communities responded?
In this event, participants will engage in a scenario about the complexities and challenges of sharing the right information, at the right time, and in the right form and its impact on communities. Participants will have an opportunity to ask tough questions and engage in a role-playing activity that will test their assumptions about communicating the risk of disasters.
Key Questions:

  1. When do you communicate about risk? How do we understand risk?
  2. What form should risk communication take?
  3. How do you manage risk communication? How does one act on it?


  • Darrell Darnell, Senior Associate Vice President for Safety and Security, The George Washington University
  • Tim Tinker, Independent Consultant with MBO Partners
  • Kevin Finneran, Editor-In-Chief, Issues in Science and Technology

Tickets are $10 for adults, $7 for students and fellows. Advance ticket purchase is recommended. Tickets may be purchased through Eventbrite or by calling the museum at 202-334-1201.