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Tom Twomey Lecture Series: Lessons From Katrina: Preparing for the Next Big One Here

August 25, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Scott Cowen, as president emeritus of Tulane University and a longtime East Hampton resident, takes us through the crisis in New Orleans a decade ago and what we can learn from that tragedy that can be applied locally.

SCOTT COWEN retired as Tulane University’s 14th president in 2014 and was subsequently named Distinguished University Professor . During his tenure,Time named him one of the nation’s ten best college presidents. He led the university to a remarkable recovery after Hurricane Katrina flooded 70 percent of Tulane’s uptown campus.

MIKE TRACEY is the East Hampton Village Police Captain and Emergency Preparedness Coordinator is a thirty-two year member of the East Hampton Village Police Department, where he currently serves as Executive Officer. He drafted the village’s Emergency Operations plan.

This event is free, but registration is requested online here.


East Hampton Library
159 Main Street
East Hampton, NY 11937 United States
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