Crowd-Sourcing Disaster Relief

Following the triple disasters in Japan of the earthquake , the tsunami, and the continuing nuclear crisis,  Dr. Lin Wells, Director, Center for Technology and National Security Policy at the National Defense University, was interviewed concerning his thoughts about emergency preparedness and disaster recovery efforts in Japan. Wells is a well-known expert in emergency preparedness and disaster recovery who has provided leadership and expertise in preparing for and responding to some of the worst disasters in recent history. His efforts to promote coordinated approaches are helping advance response and preparedness capabilities around the world. Wells has been interested in Japan since he was a teenager, is a graduate of their National Institute for Defense Studies, and still has many friends and colleagues there.

During our discussion, Wells drew upon many of his experiences with past disasters and populations under stress, noting some unique elements of the situation in Japan. The  nuclear element…  

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