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Lee Clarke is author of "Mission Improbable" and "Worst Cases," both from the University of Chicago Press. He is often invited to speak about leadership, culture, disaster, and organizational and technological failures; he consults with corporations, government agencies, and research foundations.
One of Clarke's current projects concerns how scientists negotiate the boundaries of science and politics. The project focuses on scientists whose work foretold, in various ways, the great harm that Katrina would bring to New Orleans.
Clarke has written about the Y2K problem, risk communication, panic, civil defense, evacuation, community response to disaster, organizational failure, and near earth objects. His most recent book is Worst Cases: Terror & Catastrophe in the Popular Imagination.