Risk Center Seminar for Early Career Research

The Wharton Risk Center hosts a monthly research seminar for post-docs, PhD students, master’s students, and research staff to share work-in-progress and network. Research topics are focused on climate risk management and resilience. Faculty are invited to attend.

Please contact Helen Wiley at hewiley@wharton.upenn.edu with your name and affiliation if you are interested in joining our monthly seminar for early career research mailing list. Seminar participation is currently open to graduate students, faculty, and staff.

Fall 2021 Seminars:


Egg-Timer Introductions

Date: Thursday, September 9, 4:00-5:00pm ET (Virtual)

Topic: We are kicking-off the fall semester with a virtual egg-timer session for seminar participants to introduce themselves, their research interests, and new ideas.


Think Globally, Act Locally: The Determinants of Local Policymakers’ Support for Climate Policy

Date: Thursday, October 14, 4:00-5:00pm ET (Virtual)

Presenters: Sabrina Arias and Joshua Schwartz are PhD students in International Relations in the Department of Political Science at Penn and Ackoff Fellows at the Wharton Risk Center for the 2021-22 academic year.


Rethinking the Heavy Hand of Flood Prevention: An Investigation of Design-Based Retreat Practices in the Philippines

Date: Thursday, November 11, 4:00-5:00pm ET (Virtual)

Presenter: Sam Geldin is a Doctoral Candidate in the Department of City and Regional Planning at Penn and an Ackoff Fellow at the Wharton Risk Center for the 2021-22 academic year.


Perilous Flood Risk Assessments

Date: Thursday, December 9, 4:00-5:00pm ET (Virtual)

Presenter: Joakim Weill is a PhD student in Agricultural and Resource Economics at University of California, Davis and a Visiting Doctoral Fellow with the Disaster Risk Management Lab at the Wharton Risk Center for the 2021-22 academic year.

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