The course is designed to prepare international educators to respond appropriately, expeditiously, and comprehensively to disasters that befall students and faculty in cross-cultural settings. The course is oriented from the practitioner’s perspective and will cover protocols for on-campus and overseas responses to natural disasters, political turmoil and terrorism, health issues and suicide, missing persons, international financial emergencies, and criminal activity. The importance of considering cultural values and physical realities when conducting risk assessment and designing a crisis management plan is emphasized. Additional topics to explore include the challenges of dealing with the press and social media, caring for crisis survivors, navigating repatriation and legal issues, and the cultural values and assumptions that cloud cases involving relationship violence, sexual harassment, or rape.

9:00am-3:00pm on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday (Jan 27, 2016 to Jan 29, 2016)
Casa Fuente CF434