Past Events

August 17, 2018
Intersection Luncheon
May 23, 2018
Symposium for Science and Society: Harnessing Science for Safer Communities

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN! SPEAKERS ANNOUNCED- Click to learn more Join Dr. Lucy Jones and her Center for the first Science & Society Symposium: Harnessing Science for Safer Communities. This half day event in Downtown Los Angeles will bring together a cross-section of leaders to learn about the latest application of science to improve their resilience. The program is intended for both scientists who want to see their work applied as well as community, civic, and business leaders who want to build stronger, more resilient communities. Why Attend: This program will feature speakers who are the top of their field, providing… Read More Symposium for Science and Society: Harnessing Science for Safer Communities

April 4, 2018
Intersection Series: Congressman Adam Schiff

Join Dr. Lucy Jones in conversation with Congressman Adam Schiff as they discuss the role of science in policy-making at the first Intersection Lunch presented by the Dr. Lucy Jones Center for Science and Society. Dr. Jones has made a career of communicating science to those who can use it to strengthen our communities, and Congressman Schiff is an elected official who has used the science from the US Geological Survey, Caltech, and other sources to help shape domestic policy. Representing California’s 28th District, Congressman Schiff has led the effort to fully fund an Earthquake Early Warning system for California… Read More Intersection Series: Congressman Adam Schiff

February 1, 2018
Presentation to the SCAG CEHD Committee

The Center will be presenting a status report on the City Cohorts formed as part of SCAG-Dr. Lucy Jones Center partnership for their Earthquake Resilience Initiative. The update will include the process on working with the 40 participating SoCal cities to date, the progress being made, and where the work is headed for the next 6 months. The meeting will take place at SCAG’s offices at 900 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 1700, Los Angeles, CA 90017. For more information on the CEHD committee and to see an agenda, visit

January 17, 2018
Future of Resilience

Dr. Lucy Jones and Mayor Eric Garcetti will present a vision for the future of resilience for Los Angeles and cities across the nation. This invite-only event will bring together 100 leaders from across sectors and around the country to understand a vision of resilience will lead to economic prosperity and avoid societal collapse. Dr. Jones will share her vision for her newly formed Center for Science and Society as it works cross-sector to increase resilience a driver for decision-making across the country. A welcome reception will be followed by a moderated panel discussion. The event is led by the… Read More Future of Resilience

January 10, 2018
Presentation to Malibu City Council

In partnership with SCAG, Dr. Jones will represent the Center before the Malibu City Council to help launch Malibu’s year-long Earthquake Resilience Initiative. The goal of the Initiative, in partnership with SCAG, is to increase the community’s resiliency, or ability to respond and recover, to a large earthquake, which will lead to reduced casualties and damage, and a shorter recovery period. The Initiative will include creating an inventory of soft-story buildings and identifying incentives for property owners to improve the seismic safety of these and other vulnerable structures. Throughout the year, the City will also work to reduce non-structural earthquake… Read More Presentation to Malibu City Council

November 14, 2017
Presentation to Moreno Valley City Council

In partnership with SCAG, Dr. Jones will represent the Center before the Moreno Valley City Council to share insights on earthquake risk and preparedness specific to the City and surrounding area of Moreno Valley. The presentation during the Council’s Study Session will focus on the reality of the earthquake risk, what the impacts will be, and what the city and the community can do to address that risk and reduce the impact. The meeting will take place at Moreno Valley City Hall.