Harvard Kennedy School, Program on Crisis Leadership- Taubman Center for State and Local Government, Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation. Arnold M. Howitt, Herman "Dutch" Leonard, Juliette Kayyem. Courses include: The Management of Crisis Response, Enterprise Risk Management-Strategy and Leadership in The Face of Large Scale Uncertainties, Crisis Management and Emergency Preparedness, Disaster Relief and Recovery.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science & Technology (S&T) Directorate Centers of Excellence (COE) network is an extended consortium of hundreds of universities generating ground-breaking ideas for new technologies and critical knowledge, while also relying on each other’s capabilities to serve the Department's many mission needs.
Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate and Centers of Excellence Network - an extended consortium of hundreds of universities. The 12 Centers of Excellence across the United States: CREATE, CAMRA, ZADD, NCFPD, START, PACER, ALERT, NCBSI, MIREES, CHC, NTSCOE, CVADA. Mandate from the Homeland Security Act of 2002 - "The Secretary, acting through the Under Secretary For Science and Technology, shall designate university-based center or several university-based centers for homeland security. The purpose of the center of these centers shall be to establish a coordinated, university-based system to enhance the nation's homeland security."
Urban Shield the Nations best first responder training program.
Urban Shield - Alameda County Sheriffs, CA. Since 2007. A full scale training exercise for regional, as well as national and international, first responders and those responsible for managing large scale events. In California, Sept 4-8, 2014. (Bay Area UASI, Urban Area Security Initiative)
To mark her appointment as the Rita E. Hauser Professor of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law at Harvard Law School, Gabriella Blum LL.M. '01 S.J.D. '03 deliv...
"The Fog of Victory" - On April 10, 2012, Gabriella Blum, Harvard Law Rita E. Hauser Professor of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, specializing in public international law, international negotiations, the law of armed conflict, and counter-terrorism. "The policing model of war. In some form, all wars are fought over hearts and minds. Winning the narrative of war. Fighting for democracy, human rights, and security - the war is unending. Those that are more powerful, make the law."
Even if the U.S. draws the right lessons from Hurricane Katrina, panelists suggest, the nation may still be caught short in the next disaster. Moderator: Kenneth Oye, Associate Professor of ...
Drawing Lessons From Hurricane Katrina: How Can We Improve Disaster Response -2005. FEMA's failings. After 9-11, FEMA incorporated into DHS. Its mission changed from disaster relief to 80 percent terrorism focus. According to MIT Richard C. Larson, Operations Research, from 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, lessons learned to improve emergency response include essential triage; well established relations among key players in response; make volunteers an asset; good media relations; and an inter-hospital system i.e. 6 or 7 hospitals sharing patient records. Larson says "Rehearse, rehearse, rehearse disasters on an annual basis." - proved an A+ in success of the 1989 flight 232 emergency response.
Testimonial from a participant in MIT Professional Education's short course on Crisis Management. Crisis Management and Business Continuity [PI.90s] R. Larso...
MIT Crisis Management and Business Continuity-Short Program. "Preparing for crisis is not a luxury; it's a necessity." Course concludes with a crisis exercise in which students take active roles in a simulated disaster including a simulated news media briefing. Next date: August 4-8, 2014.
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