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Stephen Flynn

Professor of Political Science, Founding Co-Director of the George J. Kostas Research Institute for Homeland Security



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Lessons in resilience from Superstorm Sandy

The George J. Kostas Research Insti­tute for Home­land Secu­rity con­vened dozens of experts from around the country to dis­cuss the need to strengthen trans­porta­tion infra­struc­ture resilience to dis­as­ters like Super­storm Sandy.


Faculty experts reflect on the Boston Marathon bombing

The fourth event in Northeastern’s year­long edu­ca­tional series on civic sus­tain­ability last Wednesday focused on sus­pect moti­va­tion, the impor­tance of resilience, and the role of social media.

The Boston Marathon Bombing and Its Aftermath: A Conversation

3Qs: Boston shows compassion, resiliency in face of tragedy

Twin bomb­ings at the Boston Marathon on Monday after­noon killed three spec­ta­tors and left scores more injured. In the last 24 hours, news agen­cies have reported that author­i­ties believe secu­rity … read more »


3Qs: Lessons from Sandy

Stephen Flynn, the founding co-​​director of Northeastern’s George J. Kostas Research Insti­tute for Home­land Secu­rity, sug­gests that the key to with­standing nat­ural dis­as­ters lies in taking care of our nation’s crit­ical infrastructure.

Stephen Flynn

Security expert testifies before Senate committee

Stephen E. Flynn, founding co-​​director of the Kostas Research Insti­tute, dis­cussed home­land secu­rity with a Senate com­mittee on Wednesday.


Northeastern designated by the NSA as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations

Cyber­se­cu­rity cur­riculum will pre­pare select stu­dents for highly spe­cial­ized jobs that inves­ti­gate cybercrimes.


Northeastern security expert testifies at congressional hearing

The cyber­se­cu­rity threat rep­re­sents one of the nation’s most serious eco­nomic and national secu­rity chal­lenges, said Stephen Flynn, the founding co-​​​​director of Northeastern’s George J. Kostas Research Insti­tute for Home­land … read more »


Northeastern leads congressional briefing on cybersecurity

On Wednesday, uni­ver­sity experts exam­ined how to combat cyberthreats facing America, as law­makers are con­sid­ering cyber­se­cu­rity legislation.

Harnessing the resilience of the American spirit

Stephen Flynn, polit­ical sci­ence pro­fessor and codi­rector of the Kostas Research Insti­tute, says America must return to its roots when faced with the inevitable chal­lenges of the 21st century.

Photo by Mary Knox Merrill.

New homeland security research institute “profoundly important to Northeastern and our nation”

Uni­ver­sity taps national experts to lead the Kostas Insti­tute, which is crit­ical to advancing Northeastern’s lead­er­ship in secu­rity research.

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Selected Publications

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The Edge of Disaster: Rebuilding a Resilient Nation

New York: Random House, February 2007.

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