Preparing for the Next Disaster: A Policy Discussion on Community Resilience 

Scientific data suggests that rising sea levels, increased hurricane activity, and climate trends could lead to greater global risk. Join The Hill on Wednesday, September 14 for a conversation on preparedness efforts communities can deploy to be more resilient in the event of a natural disaster. What is the role of the federal, state, and local government in pre-event mitigation?


8:30 am     Opening Remarks

8:35 am     Headline Interview
Timothy Manning, Deputy Administrator for Protection and National Preparedness, FEMA
In conversation with Bob Cusack, The Hill

8:55 am     Sponsor Perspective
Dennis Kerrigan, Chief Legal Officer, Zurich North America

9:05 am     Panel Discussion - Building Resilience
Mark Calabria, Director of Financial Regulation Studies, Cato Institute
Kabir Kumar, Senior Director, Walmart Foundation
John Huff, Director, Missouri Department of Insurance, Financial Institutions, and Professional Registration & President, National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC)
Moderated by Devin Henry, The Hill

9:30 am     A View from Capitol Hill
Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Member, Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation
In conversation with Bob Cusack, The Hill

9:50 am     A View from Capitol Hill
Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO), Chair, Subcommittee on Housing & Insurance, House Financial Services Committee
In conversation with Bob Cusack, The Hill

10:10 am     Closing Remarks

10:15 am     Event Conclusion