In the latest episode of Orion Talks, Suat Cubukcu hosts Professor Kapucu from the University of Central Florida to discuss the recent devastating earthquakes that struck Turkey and Syria on February 6th. With over two decades of teaching and research experience in crisis and emergency management, Professor Kapucu shares his valuable insights on a range of topics. These include the Turkish government's response to the disaster, network governance in crisis and emergency management, and the crucial role of trust in government and public leadership when it comes to disaster response and recovery. Additionally, Professor Kapucu offers his thoughts on how governments and societies can better prepare for future disasters by improving their resilience.
Dr. Naim Kapucu is a Pegasus Professor at the University of Central Florida (UCF) and was the director of the School of Public Administration at UCF between August 2015 – August 2020. He is the founding director of the Center for Public and Nonprofit Management (CPNM) at UCF (2008-2011). He is also joint faculty at the School of Politics, Security, and International Affairs and the Center for Resilient, Intelligent, and Sustainable Energy Systems (RISES). Dr. Kapucu received Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Applied Public Policy, Democratic Resilience award jointly hosted by Flinders University and Carnegie Mellon University Australia in 2021. He is an elected fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA).