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Invited practitioners and scholars will discuss a range of pertinent topics, including research findings, experience in practice, and the translation of knowledge to action. Speakers are drawn from federal, state, and local jurisdictions; scholars from pertinent fields of study, including physical and social scientists; private sector representatives, including corporations, insurance officials, developers, and consultants; members of the media; politicians; environmental and social justice advocates; community leaders; members of various professional associations; and others as identified. Given the recent occurrence of Hurricane Matthew, a significant part of the course will focus on speakers who will share lessons based on their experiences that can help inform recovery in the State of North Carolina.