Conference Schedule

Summit on Resilience II: THE NEXT STORM

Monday, October 20
Michael Schimmel Theater
3 Spruce St, Manhattan, NY 10038



Registration and coffee (Schimmel Lobby)



Welcome: Dean Nira Herrmann, Dyson College of Arts & Sciences, Pace University



Introductory Remarks: Stephane Hallegatte, Senior Economist, Sustainable Development Network, Office of the Chief Economist, the World Bank     



Stephen J. Friedman, President, Pace University interviews Patrick Foye, Executive Director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

Topic: “How did we do?”

9:30 - 10:30am:


Private and Public Sector Panel—Risk Management Perspectives
Discussion on physical restoration, general insurance claims for loss of records, interruption of business and what worked well during Superstorm Sandy.

Moderator: Rose Littlejohn, Managing Director, Business Services and LETS, PricewaterhouseCoopers


  • David Kaufman, Director of Policy and Program Analysis, FEMA
  • Vincent Barrella, Mayor, Point Pleasant, New Jersey
  • David Moon ’94, Managing Director, Global Client Network, AON
  • Gary Lawrence, Vice President, Chief Sustainability Officer, AECOM

10:30 - 10:45am:


Break (Schimmel Lobby)

10:45 - 11:45am:


Utilities and Experts on Distributed Power Panel Perspectives
Discussion on distributed power to identify policy shifts that could lead to better results next time.  

Moderator: Andrew Revkin, Dot Earth Blogger, New York Times; Senior Fellow, Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies.


  • Tom Bourgeois, Director U.S. Department of Energy’s Northeast Clean Energy Center, Deputy Director, Pace University Energy & Climate Center
  • Bob Schimmenti, Vice President, Engineering and Planning, Con Edison
  • Daniel Zarrilli, Director of Recovery and Resiliency, Mayor's Office NYC
  • Chris Levendos, Vice President, Network Transformation, Strategic Initiatives & Performance Management, Verizon Wireless



Closing Topic: Michael Berkowitz, Managing Director, Rockefeller Foundation, 100 Resilient Cities Centennial Challenge

Speak on the Foundation’s multi-year effort to build urban resilience worldwide.           



Final Remarks: Professor Joseph Ryan, Chair, Criminal Justice, Pace University     




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