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Tavida Kamolvej is Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the Faculty of Political Science, Thammasat University, Thailand. She received her PhD from the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh. Her research interests include Disaster Management, Social Network Analysis, Research Methodology, and Public Policy Analysis. Currently, Dr. Kamolvej serves as a Chief Technical Advisor to the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation, Thailand, under the Technical Assistance program of the United Nations Development Program. She has served as Disaster and Emergency Management advisor to the National Disaster Warning Center in developing an end-to-end disaster warning system. She also joined the subcommittee on Disaster and Risk Communication of the National Committee of Broadcasting, Televising, and Telecommunication, to develop communication regulations and a framework for action. Dr. Kamolvej used to be communication and coordination instructor for the US State Department’s Senior Crisis Management Seminar Program in collaboration with American University. She also served as Disaster Management Consultant to the Pacific Disaster Center and to UNESCO/IOC in their Community Resilience and Education for Disaster and Risk Management Program.