Author: Lara Eid
Lara Eid is a Fulbright scholar pursuing a master’s degree in Global Policy Studies at the LBJ School of Public Affairs with an emphasis in International Development and a portfolio certification in security studies from the Clements Center for National Security. Overall, she has 7 years of experience in communications and Middle Eastern affairs. She managed, in 2018, the campaigns of three candidates to the Lebanese parliamentary elections and undertook, from 2016 to 2017, extensive research in French, Arabic, and English on over a hundred designated terrorist organizations. She is also the co-founder and former CEO of Hayda Baytak, a local Lebanese NGO that covers the tuition fees of orphan students. Most of her coursework at LBJ has been focused on migration studies and refugee laws and policies.

How Prepared is the Kingdom of Tonga? 

The Kingdom of Tonga, situated along the South Pacific Ocean’s “Ring of Fire,” is exceptionally vulnerable to natural disasters including earthquakes, cyclones, floods, and volcanic eruptions.   So much so that the 2018 WorldRiskIndex ranked Tonga as the second most disaster-prone

Computing Target E from the Sendai Framework

Target E from the Sendai Framework is a measure that estimates the number of countries and local actors that have Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) strategies in place. Its goal is to: “Substantially increase the number of countries with national and

Sendai’s Target E: a coding error on the official platform?

The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction is the Hyogo Framework (2005-2015)’s successor agreement. It was adopted in 2015 and aims to substantially reduce the “disaster risk and losses in lives, livelihoods and health and in the economic, physical, social,

A Vulnerable Honiara

Honiara is Solomon Islands’ capital city situated along the Guadalcanal coastline. Much like other island cities in Oceania, Honiara is at risk of natural hazards heightened by climate change. But the stress on Honiara is aggravated since over ⅓ of