Sheri Fink, senior fellow, New America Foundation
John Wallace, professor, Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science, UCLA
Mark Benthien, director for outreach, Southern California Earthquake Center
The massive earthquake and tsunami in Japan overwhelmed even the most rigorous disaster plans — and raised fresh questions about preparations in the U.S. Disaster planners discuss the best ways to plan for the unthinkable, and whether most cities and towns are doing enough to prepare.