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.
Featured Research and Teaching
PCL trains senior National Guard officers on how to conduct large-scale, multi-organizational response operations.
As part of its focus on Asia, PCL is examining Nepal’s response and recovery from the 2015 Gorkha Earthquake.
PCL has developed a rich collection of case studies on public health emergencies. A recently published case profiles the response to Ebola in Dallas, TX.