George Mason University
Rebecca Crapo is a currently a Master’s student at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. A student of strategic communication, her interest lies in emergency preparedness communication, particularly concerning nuclear disasters. She bolsters her academic program with FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute classes.
Preparing for the Apocalypse: Promoting Civic Engagement to Increase Preparedness for Nuclear Disasters
Tensions with hostile foreign powers have contributed to a growing fear that nuclear weapons will be used before resolutions are reached. Deliberative meetings can be valuable tools to help lay stakeholders prepare for a nuclear disaster, increasing understanding of the threat and gaining support for appropriate ways to build preparedness.