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    Life-or-Death Decisions: IsraAID Disaster Response in the First 72 Hours

    IsraAID Humanitarian Professionals Network Speaker Series

    When: Thursday, 10/17/2019 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Where: Einstein Meeting Room (Bldg E) Room E-104

    OFJCC Palo Alto

    Featuring a Disaster Response Simulation and Case Studies from the Venezuelan Refugee Crisis 

    Speaker: Tim Berke, MA, MPH

    This interactive session will put attendees in the driver's seat during a unique disaster response simulation. Participants will experience the intensity of being an IsraAID first responder as they are faced with a deluge of unfolding challenges in a dynamic, dangerous, ever-changing environment.

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    The simulation will provide an overview of the sector-specific interventions needed in response to a disaster and the varied roles first responders assume. A post-simulation analysis will provide feedback and consolidate practical takeaways for participants.

    Tim Berke, MA, MPH, is a PhD candidate in urban and regional planning at the University of Michigan. Tim lived in South Sudan for more than five years, overseeing an array of public health, disaster response and sustainability initiatives. His research focuses on post-conflict development, the 'built environment,' public health and collaborative planning. Tim recently returned from Colombia where he implemented an IsraAID needs assessment for the Venezuelan refugee crisis.

    In partnership with IsraAid, the OFJCC, PJCC and Peninsula congregations. Generously supported by the Koret Foundation and the Lisa and Douglas Goldman Fund.



    Thursday, October 17
    7:00–9:00 PM
    Einstein Meeting Room (Bldg E) Room E-104
    $18 Suggested Donation | Proceeds will support IsraAID programs worldwide
    Contact: Robin Vasilakos | (650) 223-8791 | [email protected]


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