Wednesday, December 06 2017 @ 12:00PM ET
From the unrelenting Syrian refugee crisis, devastating earthquakes in Haiti, Mexico, and Hurricanes Harvey, Maria and Irma – there was no shortage of disasters in 2017. In times of crises, how can corporate America step up to help alleviate these global pains?
Join Global Ambassador of Light and Studio Unite Executive Director, Dr. Alison Thompson, as she discusses what opportunities exist for partnering in disaster zones and Studio Unite’s innovative work with solar power in developing regions.
About the Presenter
Her work started on the Sept 11th 2001 attacks in New York, where she volunteered as a first responder for nine months. Since then Alison has run refugee camps, field hospitals and resilience command center’s in every major disaster around the world for the past 17 years; including Haiti, Sri Lanka, Philipines, Nepal, USA, Greece, Turkey, Macedonia and the Syrian Refuges crisis. In 2005 she founded the first Tsunami Early-Warning Disaster Center in Sri Lanka along with a Children’s Learning Center and Tsunami Museum. In Sri Lanka Alison is fondly known as the “Angel of Galle.”