Our Mission

To play a leadership role in building societal resilience by learning from disasters and teaching and advancing the lessons learned.

The South Carolina Deluge: Lessons from a Watershed Disaster

In October 2015, South Carolina experienced record breaking rainfall totals for nearly five straight days. As the rainfall intensified, many dams overtopped or washed out, sending torrents of more water downstream and triggering cascading effects throughout the region. The flooding destroyed homes, stores, agriculture, … Continued

Bolstering Critical Infrastructure Resilience After Superstorm Sandy: Lessons for New York and the Nation

This project, funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, brought together urban planners, emergency managers, and academic experts from major coastal cities around the United States to meet with their counterparts who were on the frontlines of responding to and recovering from Superstorm Sandy. Through four workshops, co-organized with Columbia University, New York University, the Stevens Institute of Technology, and the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, participants discussed the barriers to advancing infrastructure resilience and crafted recommendations for overcoming them.

Counter-Proliferation in the Global Supply Chain

With initial project funding provided by the MacArthur Foundation, the Center is preparing to convene and engage government officials, industry leaders and experts with the goal of identifying how industry can more effectively integrate counter-proliferation measures into supply chain operations.