Join the Global Resilience Institute on Thursday, November 14 for a lecture by Professor Gonzalo Bacigalupe, Principal Investigator at CIGIDEN and adjunct professor at Catholic University of Chile – School of Engineering. Professor Bacigalupe will provide an in-depth, first-hand account of the events that lead to the current Chilean crisis, as well as analyze the stability of the region following the crisis.

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About the Speaker

Gonzalo Bacigalupe, EdD, MPH, is principal investigator of the Mediated Technologies for DRD at the National Research Center for Integrated Disaster Risk Management (CIGIDEN), and adjunct professor at the Catholic University of Chile School of Engineering as well professor of Counseling Psychology at the University of Massachusetts Boston. His research with colleagues in Chile, Mexico, Portugal, Spain, Turkey, and the USA, focuses on the impact of emerging media adoption on families, the role of patient online communities, the use of emerging media to build community resilience for disaster risk reduction, and family health. Bacigalupe has published and presented on research addressing the role of emerging digital technologies and vulnerable populations including transnational families and couplespolitical and family violencefamily health and disparities (celiac diseasechronic pain, and medication strategies and literacy), e-health, and social technologies. He is presently studying the role of digital volunteers and the use of drones to strengthen disaster risk reduction among vulnerable communities in Chile.