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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.|
The National Guard and the Homeland:
5 Years Forward:
PCL Faculty Lead HKS Research on Disaster Response & Recovery
Past Event Highlights:
Innovations in Disaster Management: The Use of Technology
Accelerating Disaster Recovery:
The Refugee Crisis in Europe: The Challenges of Policy, Politics, and Logistics
Ebola: Can We Avoid a Global Pandemic?, a JFK Jr. Forum Panel
NEW Article: "Coordination in Crises," by Hambridge, Howitt, and Giles.
NEW Case Study: "Defending the Homeland" profiles how the Massachusetts National Guard responded to the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.
Featured 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"