New book explores post-pandemic crisis and disaster management

We will never go back to old ways in public health, policing, public protests, procurement, politics, and a wide range of other public policy issues. So say the authors of a new book being launched this week: Emergency! Quarantine, Evacuation, and Back Again.

A group of academics, political leaders, emergency responders, and activists explore topics such as crisis and disaster management, emergency response, and emergency planning in detail, enumerating the range of challenges we’ve experienced in the pandemic, from procurement and health information through lockdowns and risk communication, to social issues such as Black Lives Matter, Indigenous health and isolation, cancel culture, defunding the police, and civil unrest, as well as many other topics.

The official launch of Emergency! Quarantine, Evacuation, and Back Again at the University of Toronto Faculty Club on May 31 will also feature an exhibition of Peskotomuhkati (Passamaquoddy) art.

Hear the authors speak about the extreme challenges we’ve faced during the pandemic during the drop-in event.

Emergency! Quarantine, Evacuation, and Back Again is by:

Johns Hopkins’ Alison Abraham
Peskotomuhkati Chief Hugh Akagi
Police Inspector Anil Anand (ret’d)
Crisis Manager Allan Bonner
Sovereign Risk Practitioner Michael R. Jackson-Bonner
Emergency Room Physician Dr. P. Cheah
Emergency Management Instructor Michael Fearon
Jamaican Researcher Leslie Ann Fullerton
Diplomat Randolph Mank
Johns Hopkins’ Derek Ng
Physician Dr. Deborah Prabhu
Cybersecurity Strategist Brennen Schmidt
Consultant Robin Sears

Launch event

Date: May 31, 2022

Time: 4:30 – 8:30pm (drop-in, come-and-go format)

Location: University of Toronto Faculty Club (41 Willcocks Street)

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