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September 2006

Seeds of Disaster, Roots of Response: How Private Action Can Reduce Public Vulnerability


By Lewis M. Branscomb, Director Emeritus of the Science, Technology and Public Policy Program; Aetna Public Service Professor Emeritus of Public Policy and Corporate Management, Philip Auerswald, Former Associate, Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program (STPP), 2003–2014; Former Assistant Director, STPP, 2002–2003, Todd M. La Porte and Erwann O. Michel-Kerjan

Seeds of Disaster, Roots of Response ... describes effective and sustainable approaches — both business strategies and public policies — to ensure provision of critical services in the event of disaster.

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