Events

  • 09/23/2019
    3:00 pm

    Resilient Infrastructure Briefing

    09/23/2019
    3:00 pm

    122 Cannon House Office Building, 27 Independence Ave SE, Washington, DC 20003

    Steve Flynn – Director, Northeastern University’s Global Resilience Institute; Ryan Mast – Hazard Mitigation Administrator, City of New Orleans; Najib Abboud – Managing Principal and Applied Science Practice Leader, Thornton Tomasetti; Mark P. Harvey – Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Resilience Policy on the National Security Council Staff; Sue Armstrong – Associate Director, Strategy and Resources, Infrastructure Security Division, Department of Homeland Security

    In an increasingly networked world, facing the ongoing threats of terrorism, extreme weather events, and other disasters, policymakers must make resilience a top priority for 21st century infrastructure projects. Resilience planning can help our power grid, telecommunication networks, roads and bridges, critical building facilities, railways, and other crucial networks are able to bounce back from disruption. Hear from experts from Northeastern’s Global Resilience Institute, industry leaders, and government officials from locations hit hardest by these events about what resilient infrastructure means, why it matters, and how we can better prepare.

  • 09/23/2019
    10:00 am

    Implementing Innovation: The 21st Century National Security Innovation Partnership Conference

    09/23/2019
    10:00 am

    Center for Strategic and International Studies - 1616 Rhode Island Ave NW, 2nd Floor Conference Center, Washington, DC 20036

    ‘The human factor has to be at the center of everything we do' - Read the full news article -https://news.northeastern.edu/2019/09/23/northeastern-university-models-a-partnership-of-academia-industry-and-government-to-help-solve-defense-problems-in-the-united-states/

    The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and Northeastern University will be teaming up for a half-day public conference titled Implementing Innovation: The 21st Century National Security Innovation Partnership Conference. The conference will include a discussion between Northeastern University’s President, Dr. Joseph E. Aoun, and Director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Dr. Steven Walker, followed by an expert panel. The panel will bring together leaders from government, academia, and industry to discuss how to cultivate a lasting culture of innovation in support of national security. Click here to learn more - https://www.csis.org/events/implementing-innovation-21st-century-national-security-innovation-partnership-conference

  • 09/23/2019
    3:00 pm

    The UAS Challenge: Detecting and Countering Threats

    09/23/2019
    3:00 pm

    2216 Rayburn House Office Building, 45 Independence Ave SE, Washington, DC 20003

    David Luzzi - Senior Vice Provost for Research / Vice President of the Innovation Campus at Burlington, MA, Northeastern University; Tom Vaneck - Vice President and Managing Director, AeroVironment; David Kovar - CEO, Unmanned Robotics Systems Analysis

    In light of recent drone attacks around the globeUnmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) present a real and growing threat to US military assets. Hear from leading experts in the field regarding these challenges and how Northeastern’s new state-of-the-art facilities are helping them tackle these critical issues.