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Thursday, April 4th
8:30 AM


Hofstra University Club, David S. Mack Hall, North Campus

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

9:00 AM

Opening Remarks

Eric Lane, Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University
Edward P. Mangano, Nassau County Executive

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

9:30 AM

Panel 1 - Lessons from Sandy: Assessing the Vulnerabilities

Pamela Esterman, Sive, Paget & Riesel, P.C.
Robert Brinkmann, Hofstra University
Arthur J. Clark, First Environment Inc. Climate Adaptation Task Force
Louis Oliva, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Elizabeth Brooke Stein, Environmental Defense Fund (U.S. Climate and Energy Program)

9:30 AM - 10:45 AM

11:00 AM

Panel 2 - Improving Resilience in the Face of Natural Disasters

Katrina Kuh, Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University
Michael Abrahams, Parsons Brinckerhoff
Paul Gallay, Riverkeeper
Joseph A. Siegel, United States Environmental Protection Agency
Jack Schnirman, City of Long Beach, NY

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

12:15 PM

Lunch Address - Science and Adaptation

Katrina Kuh, Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University

12:15 PM - 1:30 PM

1:30 PM

Panel 3 - Integrating Infrastructure Resilience Into Planning and Development

Carol Casazza Herman, Maurice A. Deane school of Law at Hofstra University
Steven Barshov, Sive, Paget & Riesel, P.C.
Nanette Bourne, AKRF, Inc.
Michael B. Gerrard, Center for Climate Change Law, Columbia Law School

1:30 PM - 2:45 PM

3:00 PM

Panel 4 - Funding Sources for Redevelopment after Sandy: Insurance, Disaster Assistance, Special Mitigation Funds

Michael Bogin, Sive, Paget & Riesel, P.C.
Ernest B. Abbott, FEMA Law Associates, PLLC, Washington, D.C.
Donna Boyce, Community Development Corporation of Long Island
John G. Nevius, Anderson, Kill & Olick, P.C.

3:00 PM - 4:15 PM