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The U.S. Response to Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines

January 8, 2014 • 8:30 am – 12:15 pm EST

The Sumitro Chair for Southeast Asia Studies at CSIS convened a half-day conference to assess the effectiveness of the international response to the Haiyan tragedy. Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines on November 8, 2013, and has since been described as the worst typhoon in Filipino history. The death toll stands at more than 6,000 and the damage is estimated at over $5 billion.

The conference focused on the role of the U.S. government and military, private sector, and non-government organizations in responding to the devastation. The conference provided estimates of the rehabilitation needs and a platform to think about how U.S. policymakers should look at the rehabilitation effort going forward.

Special thanks to Abbott Laboratories for making this event possible.


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0830-0900  Conference Registration

0900-0910  Welcome & Outlining Our Mission

Mr. Ernest Bower
Senior Adviser and Sumitro Chair for Southeast Asia Studies, CSIS

0910-1005  Status Update & Needs Assessment

H.E. Jose Cuisia
Ambassador of the Republic of Philippines to the United States

Moderator:
Mr. Murray Hiebert
Senior Fellow and Deputy Director
Sumitro Chair for Southeast Asia Studies, CSIS  

1005-1100  Initial U.S. Government Response

The Hon. Scot Marciel
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary
Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, U.S. Department of State

Mr. Gregory Beck
Deputy Assistant Administrator for Asia
U.S. Agency for International Development

Moderator:
Mr. Ernest Bower
Senior Adviser and Sumitro Chair for Southeast Asia Studies, CSIS

1100-1115 Coffee Break 

1115-1215 Non-Government Response: The Role of the Private Sector

Mr. Marc DeCourcey
Executive Director, Business Civil Leadership Center
U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Ms. Kate Irvin
Group Director for Diplomatic Relations
Coca-Cola Company

Mr. Thomas Tighe
CEO
Direct Relief

Mr. Chris Palusky
Senior Director of Humanitarian and Emergency Affairs
World Vision

Ms. Evangeline F. Ganuelas
Executive Director
Feed the Hungry, Inc.

Moderator:
Mr. Murray Hiebert
Senior Fellow and Deputy Director
Sumitro Chair for Southeast Asia Studies, CSIS

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Murray Hiebert
Senior Associate (Non-resident), Southeast Asia Program

Ernest Z. Bower