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PRIOR to address region's emergency preparedness, April 3

Apr 3, 2009 (All day)
Audience: 
Open to the Public, Registration Required

The Woodrow Wilson School's Policy Research Institute for the Region (PRIOR) will host a conference titled "Emergency Preparedness in the Region: What Have We Done & What is Still Needed?" on Friday, April 3, 2009 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall, on the Princeton University campus.

Through a set of panel discussions experts in the field of emergency preparedness will discuss the steps that need to be taken to protect critical infrastructure from natural disasters and terrorist attacks; the development of models that will serve to secure private and public facilities in the event of such disasters; cooperation issues among and between governments and with the private sector; how public sector entities and the business communities can coordinate efforts beyond jurisdictional boundaries to respond to a regional crisis; public health preparedness with respect to bioterrorism, disease outbreak and natural disasters and the financial, legal and ethical issues associated with these.

Thomas Kean, former Governor, State of New Jersey and Co-Chairman of the 9/11 Commission will deliver the keynote opening address. Stephen Flynn, the Ira A. Lipman Senior Fellow for Counterterrorism and National Security Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations will deliver the luncheon speech.

For more information and to register, please visit the Policy Research Institute for the Region’s website.

 

04.03.2009
Pt 1: “Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness -- The National Perspective”The Honorable Thomas Kean, former Governor, State of New Jersey and Co-Chairman of the 9/11 Commission
04.03.2009
Pt 2: Vulnerability of Critical Infrastructure - Do We Need to Re-evaluate?Seven years after 9/11, our nation has a long way to go to secure adequately the bulk of our critical infrastructure against the likes of natural disasters and terrorist attacks. Transportation systems (including air, rail and shipping), along with chemical facilities, food...
04.03.2009
Pt 3: Cooperation Issues - Among and Between Governments and with the Private SectorThe importance of networking, relationship building, maintaining open lines of communications, and understanding how to bridge gaps is critical for effective emergency preparedness. Furthermore, given the responsibilities and vulnerabilities in the private sector...
04.03.2009
Pt 4: Recalibrating Homeland Security: The Case for Building Societal ResilienceStephen E. Flynn, Ira A. Lipman Senior Fellow for Counterterrorism and National Security Studies, Council on Foreign Relations -- and best-selling author of “Edge of Disaster.”
04.03.2009
Pt 5: Public Health PreparednessPublic health experts may be called on to make or inform some of the most important decisions of the twenty-first century. These include the decision to allocate scarce healthcare resources including vaccines, where to set up surge facilities, or ‘sheltering in place.’ Is the framework strong enough to support...