Yekaterina Y. Kontar is affiliated with the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University and The Commission on Geophysical Risk and Sustainability (GeoRisk Commission), International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics, Germany.


Disasters are complex phenomena that transcend scientific and political borders. International, interdisciplinary, and multi-
stakeholder collaborations are therefore vital in advancing our understanding of the underlying drivers and impacts of disasters.