Oversight of U.S. Disaster Policy, 2016 - 2020
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As climate change intensifies hurricanes, tornadoes, flooding, and wildfires across the country, understanding how the government oversees our response has never been more important. The Levin Center hopes you will join us for a presentation by Levin Center Oversight Scholar Professor Kristin Taylor on federal oversight of U.S. disaster policy and programs from 2016 to 2020. Professor Taylor will describe a new database and the innovative analytic techniques she used to explore oversight undertaken by both the U.S. Congress and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General related to short-term disaster recovery and long-term hazard mitigation policies.
Kristin Taylor was selected as the Levin Center Oversight Scholar for the 2020-2021 academic year and won a $17,000 award to support her disaster-related oversight work. Her scholarship examines the politics of disasters. She focuses on policy learning about hazard mitigation in federal systems of government. Professor Taylor’s work has been published in Policy Studies Journal, Administration & Society, Review of Policy Research, and the Journal of Regional Analysis and Policy.