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From Trauma To Resilience: The Cases Of Beirut Syndrome By Alexandre Najjar And Beirut 2020 Diary Of A Collapse By Charif Majdalani (Comparative Study), Ilham Slim-Hoteit, Lama Farhat Aug 2022

From Trauma To Resilience: The Cases Of Beirut Syndrome By Alexandre Najjar And Beirut 2020 Diary Of A Collapse By Charif Majdalani (Comparative Study), Ilham Slim-Hoteit, Lama Farhat

BAU Journal - Society, Culture and Human Behavior

This study is an attempt to think, interpret and analyze the concept of resilience and to study the factors and mechanisms that result from it under the influence of historical, psychic, social and cultural challenges. Boris Cyrulnik defines resilience as a "biological, psycho-affective, social and cultural process that allows a new development after psychic trauma". It is thus presented as an experience that can only be lived after going through various shocks, turbulences and disturbances, whether individual or collective. The two novels of Alexandre Najjar Le syndrome de Beyrouth and Charif Majdalani Beyrouth 2020 Journal d'un effondrement seem to offer …


Donor Intent, Disaster Relief, Education, And Policy, Marian Conway Ph.D. Jan 2019

Donor Intent, Disaster Relief, Education, And Policy, Marian Conway Ph.D.

Touro Law Review

No abstract provided.


Trial By Water: Reflections On Superstorm Sandy, Thomas Maligno, Benjamin Rajotte Jan 2019

Trial By Water: Reflections On Superstorm Sandy, Thomas Maligno, Benjamin Rajotte

Touro Law Review

No abstract provided.


Disaster Legal Tech: Strategies For Providing Legal Information To Survivors, Jeanne Ortiz-Ortiz, Jessica Penkoff Jan 2019

Disaster Legal Tech: Strategies For Providing Legal Information To Survivors, Jeanne Ortiz-Ortiz, Jessica Penkoff

Touro Law Review

No abstract provided.


The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Litigation: Proof Of Concept For The Manual For Complex Litigation And The 2015 Amendments To The Federal Rules Of Civil Procedure, John C. Cruden, Steve O'Rourke, Sarah D. Himmelhoch Oct 2016

The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Litigation: Proof Of Concept For The Manual For Complex Litigation And The 2015 Amendments To The Federal Rules Of Civil Procedure, John C. Cruden, Steve O'Rourke, Sarah D. Himmelhoch

Michigan Journal of Environmental & Administrative Law

On April 20, 2010, the oil rig Deepwater Horizon exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, killing eleven people and injuring seventeen more. Efforts to stop the spill failed. For the next eighty-seven days, hundreds of millions of barrels of oil poured into the Gulf. This catastrophe not only changed the lives of the families of the dead and injured and the communities who experienced the economic and social disruption of the spill – it challenged the survival of the ecosystem of the ninth largest water body in the world. The oil spill extended fifty miles offshore from Louisiana in the …


Unconventional Responses To Unique Catastrophes, Kenneth R. Feinberg Jun 2015

Unconventional Responses To Unique Catastrophes, Kenneth R. Feinberg

Akron Law Review

Mass disasters sometimes require creative remedies. The tort system may not provide the best means of compensation in unusual situations like the Agent Orange chemical exposure litigation, the Virginia Tech shootings,the attacks of September 11th (“9/11”), and the BP oil spill. Executive compensation after the financial meltdown may also require new, innovative approaches. From my work mediating and administering these cases over the last twenty-five years, I have concluded that such alternative compensation systems are—and should be—rare.


Thicker Than Water: America’S Addiction To Cheap Flood Insurance, Jeffrey Valacer Jun 2015

Thicker Than Water: America’S Addiction To Cheap Flood Insurance, Jeffrey Valacer

Pace Law Review

This paper is broken down into three parts. Part I traces the history and evolution of flood insurance in the United States, including the establishment of federal flood insurance and key reforms over the 20th and 21st centuries. Part II discusses the 2012 flood insurance reform package, subsequent legal challenges to the reforms, and the government’s response to political pressure over the reform. Part III concludes discussing the continued need for flood insurance reform, especially in a world of rising sea levels and more frequent, stronger weather events.


Introduction To Excerpts From Lessons Learned From 9/11: Dna Identification In Mass Fatality Incidents, Glenn R. Schmitt Dec 2014

Introduction To Excerpts From Lessons Learned From 9/11: Dna Identification In Mass Fatality Incidents, Glenn R. Schmitt

University of Massachusetts Law Review

On the 5th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, the National Institute of Justice – the research, development, and evaluation agency of the U.S. Department of Justice – published a major report on the identification of mass disaster victims using DNA analysis. The report was prepared by the Kinship and Data Analysis Panel, a multidisciplinary group of scientists assembled by the National Institute of Justice to offer guidance to the New York City Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in the identification of those who perished in the World Trade Center.


Financial Disability For All, T. Keith Fogg, Rachel E. Zuraw Jan 2014

Financial Disability For All, T. Keith Fogg, Rachel E. Zuraw

Catholic University Law Review

No abstract provided.


Managed Cooperation In A Post-Sago Mine Disaster World, Patrick R. Baker Jul 2013

Managed Cooperation In A Post-Sago Mine Disaster World, Patrick R. Baker

Pace Law Review

This article proposes a Commission mandated mediation process that will offer a solution to the case backlog that prevents regulatory capture while promoting managed cooperation and communication toward a common goal: safety. While the Commission has implemented new rules, procedures, and steps that have helped the backlog, these improvements have only addressed the symptoms and not the cause. Currently, the solutions have focused on how to reduce the case backlog, instead of creating a system that allows for communication and cooperation, while ensuring compliance and safety. While there has been disagreement as to whether or not the case backlog undermines …


Emergency Federalism: Calling On The States In Perilous Times, Adam M. Giuliano Dec 2007

Emergency Federalism: Calling On The States In Perilous Times, Adam M. Giuliano

University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform

The attacks of September 11 prompted a historic debate concerning terrorism and domestic emergency response. This ongoing dialogue has driven policy decisions touching upon both liberty and security concerns. Yet despite the enormous effort that has gone into the national response, the role of the sovereign states, and with it federalism, has received comparatively little attention. This Article explores the relevance of federalism within the context of the "War on Terror" and in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Acknowledging that theories of federalism developed elsewhere are insufficient, he outlines a doctrine of 'emergency federalism.' The author argues that the Framers …


Victims Of Natural Disasters In U.S. Refugee Law And Policy, Janet L. Parker Jan 1982

Victims Of Natural Disasters In U.S. Refugee Law And Policy, Janet L. Parker

Michigan Journal of International Law

This note reviews the history and antecedents of subsection 203(a)(7)(B), suggests explanations for its repeal, and explores alternative relief for the individuals who might formerly have benefited from it. It is presumed that some victims of natural disasters have a need for refuge equal to that of the refugee fleeing persecution. This is not to say that every "catastrophic natural calamity," as the now defunct statutory formulation put it, produces victims requiring the extraordinary relief of asylum. Yet, when the disaster constitutes a continuing threat to human life, and aid to the stricken area cannot restore an acceptable standard of …