Faculty and students are focus of international videos

October 4, 2012 11:00 AM

Alicia Duplessis Jasmin

The Tulane Disaster Resilience Leadership Academy and the Tulane Green Club recently gained the attention of the international community. Both were featured in videos discussing the resiliency of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.


Subtitles provide international reach for interviews with Tulane faculty members. Here, Charles Figley is interviewed by USTC 360, a component of the Tzu Chi Foundation. (Photo from “Katrina Seven Years Later: Stories of Resiliency”)

Charles Figley, co-director of Disaster Resilience Leadership Academy (DRLA), appears in a short film titled “Katrina Seven Years Later: Stories of Resiliency.” It was produced by the Tzu Chi Foundation, a nonprofit organization that focuses on charity, medicine, education and humanistic culture.

In the video, reporter Ginger Chang interviews Figley about lessons learned from Katrina and why he believes the DRLA is the next step toward being prepared for a disaster of Katrina’s proportions. He explains, “we hope to develop throughout the world the capacity for more effective leadership in humanitarian assistance. It’s as simple as that.”

View the video here

A second video, produced by a French-based group known as Campus Campaign visited Tulane during a month-long trek across the United States to several universities to find what campus life at American institutions is like. Tulane was the fourth stop on their journey where their theme for the week was “the environment.”

With the help of Nick Stracco, president of the Tulane Green Club, and professor of biology Tom Sherry, Campus Campaign report the progress and the setbacks in protecting the environment locally. With the help of French and English subtitles, Stracco and members of the Green Club highlight the eco-friendly renovations to Dinwiddie Hall and talk about how the waste accumulated during Mardi Gras sets back their progress.

View the video here

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