PRIOR to address region's emergency preparedness, April 3
Location:Arthur Lewis Auditorium, Robertson Hall
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.