Tagged: crisis

Public Feedback Following the Purdue University Shooting: Lessons-Learned and Plans for the Future

On January 21, 2014, Purdue University student Andrew Boldt was fatally shot on the school’s West Lafayette campus by fellow student and teaching assistant, Cody Cousins. In response to the shooting, Purdue officials convened an ad hoc panel to evaluate and analyze feedback received from the public following the event....

Navigating the Unknown: A Guide for 21st Century Emergency Managers

Patrick Lagadec of the French École Polytechnique has recently released a new book on emergency management entitled, “Navigating the Unknown: A Practical Lifeline for Decision-Makers in the Dark.” Seeking to challenge the normative step-by-step ‘crisis management handbooks,’ Lagadec’s book is designed to provide emergency managers with the necessary tools to...

Crisis and Emergency Risk Communication

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently published the 2012 edition of the Crisis and Emergency Risk Communication (CERC) manual in order to update the valuable resource initially released in 2002. When the original manual was published, “the central role of crisis communication in public health responses to crises...

Preventing a Security Crisis in the Caribbean

The Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control, co-chaired by Senators Dianne Feinstein and Chuck Grassley, released a report this month titled Preventing a Security Crisis in the Caribbean. According to the report, “[t]he Caribbean region has come a long way since the 1980s when it served as a hub for...

Defining Standards of Care During a Crisis

Disasters can overwhelm a health care system so quickly that delivery of medical services can be very difficult. In a new report the Institute of Medicine developed guidance that health care professionals can use to establish a standard of care during a disaster. The report “Crisis Standards of Care: A...

IAEA Posts New Fukushima Daiichi Status Report

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has published its latest status report in the aftermath of the Fukushima Daiichi radiological disaster. Entitled, “Fukushima Daiichi Status Report, 23 February 2012” , the ten page brief covers developments within the affected reactors, cooling water flow to the reactors and temperatures in the...

Climate Change Crisis Scenarios

The report titled Climate Change, Migration, and Conflict: Addressing Complex Crisis Scenarios in the 21st Century from the Center for American Progress focuses on the distinct challenges that climate change pose for U.S. national security. Despite some efforts to reduce emissions climate change and its consequences are unavoidable. This report...

North Korea Potential Crisis Scenarios

The International Affairs Group of CNA Strategic Studies released in November 2011 North Korea after Kim Chong-il Leadership Dynamics and Potential Crisis Scenarios, by expert on North Korea affairs, Ken Gause. The report asks the questions that North Korea and the world have been pondering since August 2008 when then...

Impact of the Economic Downturn on American Police Agencies

The report The Impact of the Economic Downturn on American Police Agencies from the Department of Justice’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) examines how the economic crisis has changed policing in the United States. The report captured information from “reputable surveys, publications, and a variety of data sets”...