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Lloyd’s and ASP Risk Forum: Pathways to City Resilience
February 17

Lloyd’s and ASP Risk Forum: Pathways to City Resilience

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Date February 17, 2016
Time 12:00pm – 4:30pm
Location Arnold & Porter LLP, 601 Massachusetts Ave NW, 11th Floor, Washington DC 20001


On September 3, 2015 Lloyd’s launched the City Risk Index, the first ever analysis of economic output at risk (GDP at risk) in 301 major cities from 18 manmade and natural threats over a ten-year period. The index includes: cyber-attack; terrorism; flood, freeze, heat, and other climate security risks; and market crash, among others.

The Index aims to help build understanding and shape the world’s response to the shifting risk landscape by stimulating discussions between insurers, governments and businesses on the need to improve resilience to these threats.

On Wednesday, February 17th, American Security Project will host Lloyd’s and ASP Risk Forum: Pathways to City Resilience in partnership with Lloyd’s, JLT, and Risk Cooperative. This is an invitation-only opportunity for policymakers, business leaders and regulators to introduce the findings of the City Risk Index and share best practices and insights on risk assessment, mitigation, adaptation and transfer to help U.S. cities and institutions build greater resilience

Download an executive summary of the City Risk Index here.

Follow the conversation with #ASPRisk


Conference Agenda

12:00 – 12:30 Guest Arrival – Bridge Building Session/Lunch

12:30 – 12:40 General Cheney / Dante Disparte / Glenn Dorr Welcome

12:40 – 1:00 Featured Speaker 1: Judge Alice Hill, Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Resilience Policy at National Security Council, White House. Introduction: Andrew Holland, Director of Studies- ASP

1:00 – 2:00 Risk & Resiliency: Understanding the City Risk Index

“Understanding the City Risk Index” will explore Lloyd’s GDP@Risk metric alongside complementary initiatives including NDGain, Rockefeller Foundation’s Resilient Cities project, and Lloyd’s previous Climate Risk Index. The discussion will examine how these programs can be used to change the dialogue around risk and resiliency, and build concrete solutions.

Panelists: Meghan Doherty, Project Manager Urban Adaptation Assessment, ND-GAIN; Tommy Wells, DC City Council; David Flandro, Global Head of Analytics, JLT; Dr. Nancy Kete, Managing Director of Rockefeller Foundation

Moderator: Dante Disparte, CEO and Founder, Risk Cooperative, Chairperson BCAS

2:00 – 2:15 Featured Speaker 2: Governor Tom Ridge “Emerging Risks and Pathways to Resilience.” Introduction: Dante Disparte, CEO and Founder- Risk Cooperative

2:15 – 3:15 Emerging Risks: Impacts and Opportunities

“Emerging Risks: Impacts and Opportunities” will offer a multi-disciplinary conversation among leading experts across policy, the military, and the private sector for a discussion of adaptation and impacts of specific risk domains including climate change, cyber risk, terrorism, and pandemic.

Panelists: LtGen. Norm Seip, USAF (Ret.), ASP Board Member; Gov. Tom Ridge, Fmr Gov. PA, Secretary of Homeland Security; Daniel Wagner, CEO, Country Risk Solutions; Brad Kieserman, VP of Disaster Operations & Logistics, Red Cross

Moderator: Glenn Dorr, Northeast Regional Director, Lloyd’s

3:15 – 3:30 Bridge Building / Break

3:30 – 4:30 The Way Forward: How to Build Resiliency

A cross-sector dialogue, “The Way Forward: Solutions for Progress” will examine best practices to build comprehensive resiliency through public and private collaboration.  Financing for building resilient cities and exploring long range implications for policy, city leaders and the private sector.

Panelists: Erwann Michel-Kerjan, Executive Director of the Risk Management and Decision Processes Center, Wharton; Sean McGovern, Chief Risk Officer & General Counsel, Lloyd’s; Charles Rath, President and CEO, Resilient Solutions 21; Josh Sawislak, Global Director of Resilience, AECOM

Moderator: BGen. Stephen A. Cheney, USMC (Ret.), CEO, ASP

4:30 – 4:40 Glenn Dorr – Closing Remarks


To request an invitation, contact:


In Partnership with:



risk cooperative



Additional Resources:


2016’s Unhappy New Year of Risk (co-authored with Daniel Wagner)

Dante Disparte – Chairman of the Business Council for American Security



The American Security Project is a non-profit, non-partisan public policy and research organization dedicated to fostering knowledge and understanding of a range of national security issues, promoting debate about the appropriate use of American power, and cultivating strategic responses to 21st century challenges. For more information, visit