CNDS has a new name in English
CNDS has changed the research centre's name in English. During the Annual Assembly 2017, CNDS fellows and the CNDS Board unanimously agreed to change the English name of CNDS to “Centre of Natural Hazards and Disaster Science”, while keeping the acronym and the Swedish name. The new name better reflects the centre's views regarding the debate on using the term natural disasters and is more representative for our research, which has always emphasized that disaster risk involves natural hazards and social vulnerabilities.
For more information on the debate on "natural disasters", we recommend a recent talk by CNDS Fellow Korbinian Breinl, and Ilan Kelman's talk during the CNDS Forum on Natural Hazards 2016.