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Short video introduction of Core Subjects of Risk Analysis

A short video introduction of the Core Subjects of Risk Analysis document, as seen through the eyes of Professor Terje Aven. The Core Subjects of Risk Analysis document itself may be downloaded here. The document covers five main topics: 1. Fundamentals; 2. Risk Assessment; 3. Risk Perception and Communication; 4. Risk Management and Governance; and 5. […]

Society for Risk Analysis Inducts Five Individuals to the Pantheon of Risk Analysis

Jan. 2, 2018 The Society for Risk Analysis (SRA) announced its 2017 inductees to the Pantheon of Risk Analysis at its Annual Meeting, Dec. 10-14, in Arlington, Virginia, USA. The Pantheon recognizes luminaries and visionaries in risk analysis and illustrates how risk analysis contributes to the advance of knowledge and public good. The 2017 inductees […]

SOCIETY FOR RISK ANALYSIS ANNOUNCES 2017 WINNERS FOR BEST JOURNAL PAPERS, RESEARCH POSTERS AND IMAGE OF RISK

Dec. 19, 2017 The Society for Risk Analysis (SRA) is pleased to announce the winners for best paper in┬áRisk Analysis: An International Journal, best posters for 2017 and the inaugural Images of Risk Competition. The Editorial staff of┬áRisk Analysis selected the 2017 Best Paper award winners. These papers made the most significant impacts on the […]

Society for Risk Analysis to Discuss Issues Paramount to the Foundation of the Science of Risk

Dec. 14, 2017 The field of risk analysis is not limited to just academia and practitioners. The insights risk analysis provides should be of interest to decision makers, bureaucrats, journalists and policymakers. As a discipline, risk analysis touches on many other fields of study and its researchers and analysts practice in a variety of fields, […]

SOCIETY FOR RISK ANALYSIS ANNOUNCES ITS NEW 2018 COUNCIL

Dec. 13, 2017 During its Annual Meeting, the Society for Risk Analysis (SRA) announced the addition of five new Council members and the rise of Professor Terje Aven, Ph.D., University of Stavanger, Norway, as the new President of its 2018 Council. Aven succeeds Margaret MacDonell, Ph.D., Argonne National Laboratories, who has completed her term and […]

NINE HONORED BY SOCIETY FOR RISK ANALYSIS

Dec. 12, 2017 Today, the Society for Risk Analysis (SRA) awarded six prestigious scholarly and service awards and named three new Fellows at its Annual Meeting in Arlington, Virginia. These awards recognize nine individuals for their outstanding contributions to the society and to the science of risk analysis. The recipients were selected by a committee […]

Society for Risk Analysis Explores Decision Making Strategies Regarding U.S. National Security

Nov. 30, 2017 What causes public officials to make the decisions they do? Behavioral public choice theory sheds light on the psychological factors and behavioral issues that affect our decision-making.  As world leaders confront old and new global security problems, they can use this understanding to face problems while also taking into account cognitive and […]

The Society for Risk Analysis Presents New Research on Who Really Benefits from Energy Efficient Manufacturing

Nov. 16, 2017 Over the last few years, regulators have sought to limit risks from man-made climate change by mandating that a large number of equipment and vehicles, including refrigerators, washing machines, cars and trucks, meet minimum energy efficiency standards. They also claim that the value of the energy savings to consumers exceeds the incremental […]

Aging Water Systems Nationwide Pose Threats to Health

Nov. 15, 2017 Traditional water treatment efforts have focused on water leaving the treatment plant, but a large number of recent waterborne disease outbreaks in the U.S. can be traced to plumbing systems in buildings. Legionnaires disease outbreaks in New York City and toxic levels of lead in Flint, Michigan have raised questions about how […]

Society for Risk Analysis Presents New Research Examining Health Risks of Vaping

Nov. 14, 2017 There is a general perception among the public that electronic (e)-cigarettes or vaping nicotine products (VPNs) are safer than conventional cigarettes. While smoking has fallen significantly, vaping is now raising many public health questions and concerns, particularly since it is growing in popularity among young people. New research presented at the 2017 […]