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The logo 140px Roundtable and its programs aim to help communities and the nation 
build resilience to extreme events, save lives, and reduce the physical and economic costs of disasters. 



The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine has tremendous convening power to bring together the world’s experts on a given topic or complex question. The Resilient America Roundtable uses this resource to organize expert meetings and workshops that explore cross-cutting issues that advance and inform discussions about resilience and incubate new ideas and projects for future research and activities to build community and national resilience to disasters and extreme events.

The first two cross-cutting issues Resilient America is tackling are Resilient Power Systems and the Role of Insurance in Building Resilience

Insurance - Lecture Room - Expert MeetingJuly 8-10, 2015

The Role of Disaster Insurance in Improving Resilience examined the role that insurance can play in promoting resilience in the United States, specifically to flood and earthquakes.

Power Grid LinesJuly 24-25, 2014

Improving Power System Resilience in the 21st Century was presented in collaboration with the National Academies’ Resilient America Roundtable and the Board on Energy and Environmental Systems in collaboration with EPRI and NARUC