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Marking the Fifth Anniversary of Joplin

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NPLI Founding Co-Director Dr. Leonard Marcus was privileged to deliver a keynote address at the Joplin Disaster Recovery Summit in May 2016 at Missouri South State University. The event was held to commemorate that fifth anniversary of the devastating tornado…

The Future of Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience: A Regional Approach

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Today, critical infrastructure (including utility companies) depends more than ever on cyber technology, but small utility companies have limited means of defending against malicious cyber-attacks.  During Cohort 13, Team Cyber developed a reference guide for use by managers at these…

Health and Medical Response to Active Shooter and Bombing Events

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NPLI program faculty member Suzet McKinney is among the authors of a new paper on the health and medical responses to active shooter and bombing events. The list of such events is, unfortunately, growing. Fortunately so too are the efforts…

Cohort XIV Returns to Cambridge

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Cohort XIV of the NPLI’s flagship executive education returned to Harvard for its concluding session on June 14-17. Team projects ranged from cyberspace to the Arctic. They addressed the meta-leadership challenges of coordinating services for homeless vets, catalyzing preparedness for…

Preparing for Hurricane Season

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For some people, June means the end of school and the beginning of vacation season. For many NPLI participants, however, June marks the commencement of hurricane season. Leading the public is an essential component in preparing for large storms and…

NPLI Team Tackles Cyber Challenges

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Cyber threats are emerging as a distinct and persistent challenge requiring new thinking on policy and action. Leadership is a key component to enabling agencies to better work together across government and for the public and private sectors to coordinate…

Medical Lessons on Preparedness

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NPLI program faculty member Dr. Eric Goralnick has been leading preparedness efforts at Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital. In this interview with RadioBoston he shares lessons from Boston, Brussels, Paris, and more with RadioBoston. It’s worth the listen. “Brussels joins…

Team You Can Act Continues to Lead on Preparedness

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The recent attacks in Brussels again surfaced the question of the role bystanders can play in an immediate response. In the United States, momentum continues to build for the deployment of bleeding control kits in public places so that average…