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Global Disaster Management: Home

This research guide is a starting point for research into the management of global disasters. It supports Pitt classes and workshops like - Building Community Resilience to Global Hazards, as well as the Hazard SEES Team members and their research.

Getting Started

This guide provides scholarly, statistics, government, and popular resources for global disaster management topics. These sources are not all inclusive and  should be treated as starting points for your research. 

Pages for types of resources linked below are also accessible by selecting tabs at the top of this guide from any page

Syllabus for Managing Threats, Disasters and Emergencies, offered at the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs:

Featured Resources

Precipitation by Month

World Map of Precipitation by Month at en.wikipedia [Public domain], from Wikipedia Commons


In the News

RSS Feed for Global Disaster Relief articles from The Economist:

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Liaison Librarian and Reference / Instruction

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Lois Kepes
G20-X Hillman Library (Ground Floor)


Tuesday evening appointments often available.

Credit for Disaster Research

This research guide was created by Lois Kepes and Dawnlyn Diehl, MLIS Graduate LibGuide Intern at Hillman Library, University of Pittsburgh (2012 through spring 2014).


Help pages on this guide provide information about: