Day 2—Tuesday, March 14, 2006


OPEN SESSION (Open to public)


Welcome and introductions

Susan Cutter, Chair


Session 3

Moderated by Barbara Torrey and Mei-Po Kwan Identify ways subnational demographic and geographic data and tools could be used to help decision makers (federal agencies, foreign governments, international organizations, international partners) provide information to populations at risk and respond to needs for humanitarian assistance


Panelists: Abbiah Subramanian (Madras Christian College)


Suha Ulgen (United Nations)

Shawn Messick (Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation)

Shannon Doocy (Johns Hopkins School of Public Health)

Nate Smith (Greenhorne and O’Mara)


Panelists will each give ~20-minute presentations




Session 3, General panel discussion

Moderated by Barbara Torrey and Mei-Po Kwan




Session 4

Moderated by Jonathan Mayer Using case studies from a variety of countries including, but not limited to, Mali, Mozambique, and/or Haiti, examine the role of data and tools in improving the ability of U.S. government agencies to respond to population crises. The session will examine the strengths and limitations of existing and new techniques and tools for improving data collection

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