NSSE Study Continues at 2013 Inauguration

The ongoing study of National Special Security Events (NSSEs() by the NPLI continued with a trip by Leonard Marcus, NPLI founding co-director, and Eric McNulty, NPLI senior associate, to the 2013 Presidential Inauguration. The NSSE designation makes the U.S. Secret Service accountable for overall event security.  However, because of the agency’s limited size and resources, it cannot provide that security itself; it must coordinate and collaborate with a wide range…

NPLI Welcomes Cohort X

News The NPLI welcomed Cohort X to Harvard in early December. The 50 participants came from Federal agencies such as CDC, DHS, FDA, and FEMA. State and local participants came from California, Illinois, Massachusetts, Nevada, Ohio, and others. There were also participants from the private and non-profit sectors. Guest speakers fro the program included USCG ADM (ret) Thad Allen, USCG VADM Peter Neffenger, and FEMA Deputy Administrator Rich Serino. Participants…

NPLI Responds to Sandy

News Whenever there is a large scale event in the United States, NPLI students and alumni are involved in the response — often in leadership positions.  Super storm Sandy is no exception. NPLI faculty are in touch with our network and getting ongoing reports on leadership challenges and triumphs from the front lines. NPLI faculty anticipate that much will be learned through the study of leaders involved with Sandy response…

Lessons from Irene

News Tropical storm Irene devastated a large swatch of Vermont in 2011. The NPLI has long worked with the Vermont National Guard and have been able to develop a case history of the leadership challenges in the response. We thank Brigadier General Richard Harris and the rest of his team that contributed their insights. Download the case history here.

NPLI Welcomes Cohort VIII

News The latest cohort of NPLI executive education participants journeyed to Cambridge in early December for the first week of their program. Fifty-six particpants came from as far away as Alaska (and as close as Boston). They included a wide range of agencies including DHS, FEMA, ASPR, NorthCom, the CDC, TSA, the U.S. Coast Guard and many others. Representatives from state and local agencies came from California, Maryland, Massachusetts, New…

NPLI Launches YouTube Playlist

News If you’d like to learn more about the NPLI, watch these videos that feature NPLI founding co-director Leonard Marcus and associate director Barry Dorn as well as a number of alumni of the program. They provide insights into the thinking that has gone into developing the meta-leadership framework as well as its impact in the field. Read all NPLI news.

Ashkenazi Speaks at HSPH Forum

News The Harvard School of Public Health Forum recently presented a panel discussion on lessons learned in the decade since 9/11. One of the speakers was Dr. Isaac Ashkenazi, Director of the Urban Terrorism Preparedness Project at the NPLI.  An archive of the program is available. An overview of the program as reported in the Harvard Gazette is also available. Read all NPLI news.