"The unveiling of poverty amidst disaster"

In light of conversations on unaided "evacuations" and post-disaster looting by those left behind, the following tidbit of a an e-mail from UM President Mary Sue Coleman is particularly interesting:

The Doctoral Program in Anthropology and History has arranged to host Professor Steven Pierce, of Tulane University's History Department, after he took refuge in a hotel in Dallas. He will be at U-M for an undetermined amount of time, from about September 21, and the Doctoral Program hopes to arrange a small forum on the unveiling of poverty amidst disaster. Professor Pierce is an historical anthropologist whose work focuses on West Africa.