The Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS) offers self-study courses for professionals and students who wish to purse further knowledge in a variety of homeland security topics. Courses on Climate Change and Public-Private Partnerships are now available to explore at the learner’s own pace.
The five module course on Climate Change is designed to enable students to:
- Understand the major climate change threats and their impact on national security, public health, and energy systems
- Explain how climate change impacts their respective jurisdictions and disciplines
- Apply their knowledge and interact with experts to help respond to climate change threats in their local jurisdictions
The course is taught by Kristen Fletcher, Faculty Associate-Research in the Energy Academic Group and Research Associate Professor Emeritus in the Department of Meteorology, Tom Murphree, both of the Naval Postgraduate School.
Within the context of managing United States homeland security and emergency management threats, the four module course on Public-Private Partnerships is designed to enable students to:
- Explain the history of private-public partnerships
- Examine the methods to form and mature partnerships and their benefits
- Analyze the strategies, operations, and tactics used by recent partnerships
- Identify aspects of successful partnerships and activities and resources for sustained success
This course is taught by Mark F. Hubbard, a public safety professional with over 30 years of experience in executive management, homeland security, law, and business administration.