Experts available to comment on topics related to the earthquake in Turkiye and Syria

In the aftermath of the devastating earthquake in Turkiye and Syria, Western University has the following experts available to provide insight and context on a range of topics from earthquake risk management and disaster safety to delivery of aid in affected areas.

Katsu Goda

Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair in Multi-Hazard Risk Assessment

Areas of Expertise: Catastrophic earthquake risk management from economic and societal viewpoints, engineering seismology, earthquake engineering.

Zheger Hassan

Adjunct Professor, Department of Political Science, King’s University College

Areas of Expertise: Regional (and domestic) politics of countries in the Middle East.

Paul Kovacs

Executive Director of the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction

Areas of Expertise: Earthquake building codes and practices, disaster safety and economic policy, disaster resilience and adaptation.

Dr. Nitin Mohan

Assistant professor, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Master of Public Health and Global Health Systems

Areas of Expertise: Delivery of aid to affected regions, global health systems, public health, health equity, health economics and population health.

Robert Shcherbakov

Associate Professor and Graduate Chair, Department of Earth Sciences

Areas of Expertise: Earthquake physics and statistics, temporal and spatial scaling properties of earthquakes and aftershocks, induced seismicity, earthquake hazard assessment and forecasting.

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