Lucy Easthope: When the Dust Settles
Date/Time: Sunday 5 February 2023 15:30-16:30
Session No: 141
Being caught up in a natural or human-induced catastrophe such as a volcanic eruption, flood, terrorist attack or plane crash is the stuff of all our nightmares. But what actually happens when disaster strikes? Lucy Easthope is one of the UK’s leading authorities on disaster response, whose bestselling memoir, When the Dust Settles, goes beyond the headlines to draw back the curtain on the crucial but largely hidden work of what comes next after tragic events.
In this engrossing conversation, Easthope will reveal candid and grimly fascinating insights about a life spent planning for and dealing with the aftershocks of catastrophe, and how hope and humanity can still be found, even on the darkest of days.
Professor Lucy Easthope has been an advisor on nearly every major disaster of the past two decades , from 9/11 and 2004 Boxing Day tsunami to the Covid-19 pandemic. Her memoir, When the Dust Settles, is a Sunday Times bestseller. She is also the author of The Recovery Myth and Mass Fatalities.
This session is moderated by Sanam Yaqub
As you plan your day at the Festival, please take into consideration that it takes between 30-60 mins to commute between the Intercontinental, Festival City and Mohammed Bin Rashid Library.