Disaster Resilience: A National Imperative

No person or place is immune from disasters or disaster-related losses. Infectious disease outbreaks, acts of terrorism, social unrest, or financial disasters in addition to natural hazards can all lead to large-scale consequences for the nation and its communities. Communities … Continued

Regional Response Team 1 Meeting

On April 4, 2013, the Kostas Research Institute hosted the semi-annual meeting of the Regional Response Team (Region 1).  The RRT1 is the federal component of the National Response System for the states of Main, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island … Continued

Resiliency in the 21st century

Dr. Stephen Flynn, co-director of the Kostas Research Institute, and Peter Boyton, co-director, hosted the 1st Coast Guard District Commander’s Conference and led discussions with local, state and federal agencies about the importance of resilience as a security and societal imperative … Continued

Why Do Terrorists So Often Go For Planes?

Ever since the Sept. 11 attacks, airports have probably been the most heavily guarded sites when it comes to preventing terrorist attacks. People have been fed this paternalistic thing about fears. We need to tell the public, ‘Here’s the limit … Continued