The Impact of Natural Disasters on Education in the United States and its Territories

Students participate in the Great Southeast ShakeOut earthquake drill at Langston Hughes Middle School in Reston, Virginia.

Photo by the U.S. Geological Survey

Event Details

Wednesday, February 22, 2023
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time

This event will be conducted virtually, and is open to the public.

Connection Details

To connect to the event on Wednesday, February 22, visit:

To connect by telephone:
+1 669 254 5252 (San Jose)
+1 646 828 7666 (New York)

Passcode: 546883
Webinar ID: 161 199 3050

Additional domestic and international numbers

About the Program

In this webinar, three RAND researchers will discuss their work exploring the effect of disasters on education. Isaac Opper will discuss his work looking at how disasters affect human capital; Julia Kaufman will discuss how COVID-19 has impacted education; and Shelly Culbertson will address the impact of hurricanes on education in the U.S. Virgin Islands. The presentation will be followed by a moderated question and answer session.

This event is presented by the Disaster Management & Resilience Program (DMR) of the RAND Homeland Security Research Division (HSRD). The DMR webinar series was created to increase understanding of how disaster policies can affect the ability of communities to prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters.


For questions about the event, contact Evania Baginski at