Summit on Resilience

If disaster strikes, are the public and private sector ready to work together to recover? Join Pace University and the Center for Homeland Defense and Security for this important one-day seminar.

If disaster strikes, what is the best way to rebuild communities, reinforce infrastructure, and keep business running smoothly? Where do the government and private sector converge and collide throughout this process? Where do each sector’s responsibilities lie in the quest for resiliency?

On Wednesday, January 11, 2012, Pace University will partner with the Center for Homeland Defense and Security to bring us an important one-day seminar that seeks to answer these and other critical questions. Keynote speakers include the Honorable Tom Ridge, first Secretary of the US Department of Homeland Security and Margareta Wahlström, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reductions within the United Nations.

You can join more than 20 international experts and hundreds of security professionals at this one-of-a kind event. Panelists include top executives and security experts from FEMA, Verizon, JetBlue, Target, the City of Los Angeles, and more in a day devoted to answering critical questions including:

  • When should the private sector put their resources to work?
  • What support can or should businesses and communities expect from the government?
  • What is government’s role after the humanitarian and law enforcement stage is over?
  • Should they just “get out of the way,” or play a strong central planning role?
  • How does the media cover disaster and what impact does it have on response and recovery?

For more information regarding the development of the Summit and panelist information, please see the Pace University press release.

Want to attend the Summit on Resilience? Click here to register. Early bird rates in effect until December 15.