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Howard Kunreuther

Cecilia Yen Koo Professor, Professor of Decision Sciences and Public Policy and Management Co-Director, Risk Management and Decision Processes Center
The Wharton School of The University of Pennsylvania

Howard Kunreuther

Professor Kunreuther has a long-standing interest in ways that society can better manage low-probability/high-consequence events related to technological and natural hazards, and has published extensively on the topic. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and a Distinguished Fellow of the Society for Risk Analysis, receiving the Society’s Distinguished Achievement Award in 2001.  Dr. Kunreuther recently served as a member of the National Academy of Sciences Panel on Adaptation Strategies for Climate Change, and co-chaired the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Innovation and Leadership in Reducing Risks from Natural Disasters.  He currently serves on the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Humanitarian Assistance 2010, and the OECD’s High Level Advisory Board on Financial Management of Large-Scale Catastrophes. His most recent books are At War with the Weather (with Erwann Michel-Kerjan) (July 2009, MIT Press), and Learning from Catastrophes: Strategies for Reaction and Response (with Michael Useem) (January 2010, Wharton School Publishing).