Hurricane Katrina

Mercatus Center scholars talked about their research analyzing the rebuilding efforts in New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane… read more

Mercatus Center scholars talked about their research analyzing the rebuilding efforts in New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. One year after the hurricane and the severe flooding from broken levees devastated New Orleans, they described serious homeland security shortcomings. They and others discussed the crucial lessons learned for preparedness and response and the implications for other communities. After their presentations they responded to audience members' questions.

Dr. Peter Boettke was the project director for “Crisis, Preparedness, and Response in the Wake of Katrina.” Dr. Russell Sobel is the author of, The Economics and Politics of FEMA - Why FEMA Failed after Hurricane Katrina. Professor Chamlee-Wright is the author of, After the Storm: Social Capital Regrouping in the Wake of Hurricane Katrina. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Program ID:
193972-1
Category:
National Press Club
Format:
News Conference
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Aug 23, 2006
Last Aired:
Aug 28, 2006

Airing Details

  • Aug 23, 2006 | 9:29am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 23, 2006 | 4:55pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 23, 2006 | 9:11pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 24, 2006 | 12:37am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 24, 2006 | 4:55am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 28, 2006 | 2:31am EDT | C-SPAN 1
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