Pennsylvania Students Address Effects and Implications of Natural Disasters with Global Community Via Live Videoconference and Twitter

By Jennifer Oxenford, Strategic Planning Consultant, MAGPI,, and Amiena Mahsoob, Deputy Director, Education Programs, World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh,, and Timothy J. Devlin, Program Director of AlleghenyCONNECT

Recent events in Japan have shown us once again that natural disasters are inevitable, unpredictable, and utterly devastating. The destruction and lives lost in Japan after the recent 9.0 magnitude earthquake and tsunami and the aftermath of tragedies that have followed demonstrate all too vividly the global need for improved communication around emergency preparedness, public policy...

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