USC Price School of Public Policy

Rose Appointed to Committee on Earthquake Resilience

April 6, 2009

Adam Rose, research professor at the USC School of Policy, Planning, and Development and coordinator for economics at the USC Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events (CREATE), was appointed in March to the committee on National Earthquake Resilience – Research, Implementation, and Outreach. The committee is part of the National Research Council, which operates under the National Academy of Sciences (NAS).

According to the NAS, the committee aims to develop a viable “road map” for earthquake hazard and risk reduction in the United States. The project is sponsored by the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

The road map will be framed around the “objectives for achieving national earthquake resilience in public safety and economic security stated in the … strategic plan of the National Earthquake Hazard Reduction Program (NEHRP) submitted to Congress in 2008,” the NAS Web site states.

One of the committee’s specific goals is to host a national workshop centered on evaluating the basic and applied research, seismic monitoring, knowledge transfer, implementation, education, and outreach activities needed to achieve national earthquake resilience over a 20-year period.

Dr. Rose joins 10 other leading national scholars in the area of natural hazards. His expertise in the area of disasters includes modeling the economic consequence of natural hazards and terrorism, resilience and mitigation.