Hurricane Ike: FEMA Response

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Dr. Donald Kettl
Professor of Political Science
University of Pennsylvania

• Dr. Kettl's report, "Fixing FEMA," presented to the U.S. Senate Homeland Security Committee, was used to craft the Senate’s recommendations for FEMA reforms.

• Co-editor of the book "On Risk and Disaster: Lessons from Hurricane Katrina"

• Served as a White House advisor during both Republican and Democratic administrations. He is author of the forthcoming book "The Next Government of the United States: Why Our Institutions Fail Us and How to Fix Them."