“It is often said that the tragedy of 9/11 was rooted in a failure to imagine a disaster of that particular character and scale. Jeff Schlegelmilch reminds us once again of the continued relevance of that hard-earned lesson.”
~Tom Ridge, forty-third governor of Pennsylvania and first U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security
From health care to infrastructure to national security, systems designed to keep us safe have also heightened the potential for catastrophe.Rethinking Readiness: A Brief Guide to Twenty-First-Century Megadisasters, by Jeff Schlegelmilch offers an expert introduction to human-made threats and vulnerabilities, with a focus on opportunities to reimagine how we approach disaster preparedness. Fill out the form below for a chance to win a copy of the book, and check back tomorrow for a guest post by the author, and on Thursday to read an excerpt from the book.