PASEF Luncheon, March 29, 2012

Michael Useem and Howard Kunreuther - "Learning from Catastrophes"

Events ranging from Hurricane Katrina to the global economic crisis have taught businesspeople an unforgettable lesson: if you don't plan for "extreme risk," you endanger your organization's very survival. But how can you plan for events that go far beyond anything that occurs in normal day-to-day business? Professors Howard Kunreuther and Michael Useem will present their co-authored book, "Learning from Catastrophes," which offers a comprehensive strategic framework for assessing, responding to, and managing extreme risk.

Michael Useem is the William and Jacalyn Egan Professor of Management and Director of the Center for Leadership and Change Management at the Wharton School. Howard Kunreuther is the James G. Dinan Professor; Professor of Decision Sciences and Business and Public Policy at the Wharton School; and Co-Director of the Wharton Risk Management and Decision Processes Center.

The luncheon will begin at 12pm on Thursday, March 29, 2012 in the Hourglass Room of the University Club. Cost and University Club details.