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Disaster Politics, Human Rights, and Democratization

Brian Grodsky, Professor and Associate Chair of the Department of Political Science, discusses his research in the area of disaster politics as well as his experience as a first responder and a volunteer firefighter and emergency medical technician. In the video below, he explains how disasters affect human rights and how power and politics affect who receives assistance in the wake of disasters and disaster response, in ways that inform our understanding of responses to COVID-19.