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|Through research, teaching, and work with governments and practicing professionals, the Program on Crisis Leadership (PCL) seeks to improve society’s capacity to deal with natural disasters; infrastructure, technology, and systems failures; emergent infectious disease; and terrorism. Jointly affiliated with the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation and the Taubman Center for State and Local Government, PCL takes a comprehensive perspective, looking at risk reduction strategies, emergency preparedness and response, and disaster recovery.|
ISIS Attacks in Paris:
Refugees in Europe:
A Summer of Wildfire:
Lessons from Katrina:
PCL Faculty Lead HKS Research on Disaster Response & Recovery
Responding to Hurricane Katrina: A Look Back, 10 Years Later:
"What do the Train Attack Heroes Teach Us?"
FDNY after 9/11:
Ferguson, Missouri: PCL co-director Dutch Leonard analyzes the management of the response in Ferguson.
Building Resilience: Conflict Mitigation in Fragile States
Past Event Highlights:
Ebola: Can We Avoid a Global Pandemic?, a JFK Jr. Forum Panel
Boston Marathon Bombing: One Year Later, a JFK Jr. Forum Panel
NEW Case Study: "Operation Rollback Water" profiles the National Guard's response to the 2009 North Dakota floods.
NEW Book : Brassard, Giles, and Howitt, eds., "Natural Disaster Management in the Asia-Pacific: Policy and Governance"
White Paper: "Why Was Boston Strong? Lessons from the Boston Marathon Bombing"