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DRU celebrates 30th anniversary with festive event

News from Sep 14, 2017

The Disaster Research Unit celebrated its 30th anniversary with a festive event on September 14th at the Freie Universität Berlin. Prof. Dr. Martin Voss, head of DRU, opened the event with a speech. Marie-Luise Beck (Deutsches Klima Konsortium) moderated the event.

Among the congratulators were

  • Prof. Dr. Peter-André Alt, President of Freie Universität Berlin
  • Albrecht Broemme, President of THW
  • Dr. Johannes Richert, German Red Cross
  • Dipl.-Ing. Wilfried Gräfling, Provincial Fire Protection Director, Berlin Fire Brigade
  • Dr. Wolfram Geier, Federal Office of Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance (BBK)
  • Prof. Dr. Annegret Thieken, Chairwoman German Committee for Disaster Reduction (DKKV)
  • Prof. Dr. Norio Okada, President of IDRiM Society and former Director of Disaster Prevention Research Institute (DPRI), Kyoto, Japan
  • Prof. Dr. Andries Jordaan, Director of Disaster Management Training and Education Centre for Africa (DiMTEC), Bloemfontain, South Africa
  • Prof. Dr. Jakob Rhyner, Vice-Rector for UNU in Europe and the Director of the UNU Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS)
  • Albrecht A. Beck, Managing Director of Prepared International (PPI)

Speakers: Marie-Luise Beck (DKK), Dr. Johannes Richert (GRC), Albrecht Broemme (THW), Prof. Dr. Peter-André Alt (FU), Prof. Dr. Martin Voss (DRU), Prof. Dr. Norio Okada (IDRiM), Prof. Dr. Andries Jordaan (DiMTEC), Prof. Dr. Annegret Thieken (DKKV), Wilfried Gräfling (BFw), Dr. Wolfram Geier (BBK) (Picture: Michael Fahrig)