Leadership Dispatches visit to Chile

Upon publication of Leadership Dispatches: Chile’s Extraordinary Comeback from Disaster by Stanford University Press in March, 2015, its authors* were invited to make a set of presentations in Santiago, the capital of Chile, on April 21-22.  Michael Useem and Erwann Michel-Kerjan offered the main findings of their study and its implications for disaster preparedness and recovery at an event sponsored by Latin American Center for Economic and Social Policy at the Catholic University of Chile.  Speaking with them about Chile’s rebuilding after its 8.8 magnitude earthquake in 2010 were José Miguel Insulza (Secretary General, Organization of American States), Sebastián Piñera (former President of Chile), and Felipe Larrain (former Minister of Finance).
(*Note: Professor Howard Kunreuther was unable to join them on the trip).

Leadeship Dispatches, Santiago, Chile, Aril 21, 2015

From left: Wharton Professor Erwann Michel-Kerjan, Organization of American States Secretary General José Miguel Insulza,  former President of Chile Sebastián Piñera, former Minister of Finance Felipe Larrain, Wharton Professor Mike Useem

The recent natural disaster in Nepal brings the issue of risk management to the forefront yet again. Professors Mike Useem, Howard Kunreuther, and Erwann Michel-Kerjan  penned an op-ed in the Philadelphia Inquirer (below) about how we can learn from recent events.

Wharton Magazine, “Learn Crisis Leadership from World’s Best,” Spring, 2015. This quarterly magazine is distributed to 92,000 Wharton alumni, and also to Wharton faculty and staff.

Philadelphia Inquirer, “From Nepal quake, lessons for the U.S.,” April 27, 2015

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