“An interdisciplinary group of five Northeastern faculty experts reacted to and analyzed last week’s terror attacks in Beirut and Paris at a panel discussion Tuesday night. More than 100 people, including many students, packed a standing-room-only suite in the Renaissance Park building for … Continued
“The flooding of New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina was a human-made disaster, not a natural one. The flood-protection system for the city had been poorly designed and maintained. It also turned out that a series of waterway engineering decisions to … Continued
“When it comes to natural disasters, no place in the United States is completely safe, according to Northeastern University professor and community resilience expert Stephen Flynn. Whether it’s an earthquake or a storm, catastrophe is inevitable. One region where earthquake … Continued
“Here is the hypothetical scenario: A major hurricane is barreling toward Boston, bringing floodwaters and destructive winds that threaten Logan International Airport. Is this vital New England transportation hub adequately prepared to deal with the immediate and prolonged effects of … Continued
“At the State of the University on Wednesday, President Joseph E. Aoun declared that Northeastern is stronger than ever, recognized the accomplishments of ‘unsung heroes’ in the university community, and revealed the outcome of the Northeastern GO student co-op contest, … Continued
“On May 30, 2014, the Travelers Institute in partnership with the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) convened public policy professionals, business owners and consumers for its fourth annual Kicking Off Hurricane Preparedness Season symposium. Hosted at the … Continued
One year ago, Bostonians woke up to the news that the city had locked down because the second Boston marathon bombing suspect was still on the loose, after an overnight gun battle with police that took place hours after surveillance camera images of the suspects had been released… National security expert Stephen Flynn says emergency responders too often sideline the public instead of incorporating them into emergency response. He joins Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson to discuss when and when not to enforce shelter-in-place.
A Harvard study one year after the Boston Marathon bombings extols the immediate response of police, medical personnel, and bystanders but notes that the chase after Dzhokhar Tsarnaev days later became dangerously uncoordinated.