Adam Rose Receives Outstanding Service Award from Disaster Research Organization

Adam Rose, Price School Research Professor and Director of the Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events (CREATE), received the Aniello Amendola Outstanding Service Award from the International Society for Integrated Disaster Risk Management (IDRiM) during its annual conference on September 23. This year’s conference was transformed into a series of workshops highlighting the work of younger members as a result of COVID-19.

The Award was received in recognition of his service as IDRiM President for a three-year term ending this past March, long-standing membership on the organization’s Board of Directors, hosting of the organization’s second annual meeting at USC in 2011, and his extensive advising on integrated disaster risk management for such international and national entities as the United Nations, World Bank, FEMA, National Institute of Building Sciences, and U.S. Geological Survey. Professor Rose also received the IDRiM Society Outstanding Research Award in 2015.

The  Service Award is named after Aniello Amendola, one of the founding members of the Society. He served as a program director for many years at the European Joint Research Centre (JRC) at Ispra, Italy, and visiting scholar at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA). Amendola was a co-recipient of the first IDRiM Outstanding Service Award along with former USC Price School Professor William Petak, both founding members of the organization.

Professor Rose also gave a plenary lecture on his research on COVID-19, and chaired a session on economic consequence analysis of disasters.  He and his research team are currently involved in studies on COVID-19 for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and for the Centers for Disease Control. He was also recently appointed as a Senior Adviser to the World Bank project on the Economic Analysis of Prevention and Preparedness in European Union Member States and Countries under the EU Civil Protection Mechanism.

Post date: September 29, 2020