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Goralnick, Marcus speak at Summit on Hostpital Shooters

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On April 11 Dr. Eric Goralnick, NPLI faculty member and medical director of emergency preparedness at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, along with Dr. Leonard Marcus, NPLI founding co-director, led a panel discussion as part of the first national…

Swarm Intelligence and the Marathon Bombing Response

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The faculty of the National Preparedness Leadership Initiative unveiled their preliminary findings on the leadership of the response to the Boston Marathon bombings at a special symposium on April 8, 2013. (Download a copy of the preliminary findings here: April…

Leadership Lessons from Marathon Bombings, April 8

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The National Preparedness Leadership Initiative and the Metro Boston Homeland Security Region will present a symposium of the leadership lessons from the Boston Marathon on April 8, 2014 in Boston. The program will feature NPLI faculty as well as many…

Evans Named Boston Police Commissioner

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William “Billy” Evans (Cohort X) has been appointed commissioner of the Boston Police Department by recently inaugurated Boston mayor Martin Walsh. Evans is a 31-year veteran of the force and recently served as interim commissioner. He has been praised for…

Keenan Chairs Clean Gulf 2013; McNulty Keynotes

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Gwen Keenan (Cohort VII), Director, Office of Emergency Response of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, was chairperson of the 2013 Clean Gulf conference held last week in Tampa, Florida. The conference gathered more than 2,000 people from industry, government,…

Cohort XI Complete and Ready for Class

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All open places in the 2013-2014 Cohort (XI) of the NPLI have been claimed. The incoming class includes participants from organizations as varied as the New York City Police Department, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the American Red…

Meta-Leadership in Action

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Retired US Coast Guard Commandant Thad Allen joined the NPLI’s Lenny Marcus and Barry Dorn to co-author a chapter in the new book, Tackling Wicked Government Problems: A Practical Guide for Developing Enterprise Leaders published by Brookings Institution Press. Based…

NPLI Cohort X Project Makes News

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Can social media be an effective tool for detecting outbreaks of food-borne illness? That is the question that one project team set out to answer during 2012/2013′s Cohort X. The answer seems to be yes. Among the team’s activities was…