Today, at 5 PM in Batts 5.108, UT AMS grad Tevi Troy is giving a talk called “Shall We Wake the President”:
The history of presidential response to disasters shows that ideology has little to do with how presidents deal with the unexpected. Tevi Troy looks at the evolving role of the President in dealing with disasters, and how our presidents have handled disasters throughout history. He also looks at the likelihood of similar disasters befalling modern America and details how smart policies today can help us avoid or better respond to future crises.
Dr. Troy is the author of the book What Jefferson Read, Ike Watched, and Obama Tweeted: 200 Years of Popular Culture in the White House, makes frequent radio and television appearances, and is the President of the American Health Policy Institute. You can read one of his recent articles, on the myth of the 3 AM phone call, at his site. If you’d like to RSVP for today’s talk, you can do so here.