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 Senior Fellow Doug Ahlers explores why people choose to remain in disaster-vulnerable communities.
Containing case studies on events from the 1990s through today, Public Health Preparedness explores responses to infectious disease, bioterrorism, and natural disasters.
PCL partners with the National Guard on training programs for large-scale, multi-organizational response operations.