April 27, 2013
Families of September 11th victims are invited by George Naccara of the TSA/Boston for a behind-the-scenes tour of Logan Airport’s TSA facilities on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 10:00am. (NOTE THE NEW DATE.) He will answer questions about the knives on planes issue and other TSA policies afterward.
Note that this meeting is informational only. Mr. Naccara does not make or change policies. Your views on the knives on planes issues should be communicated to your legislator. (To find your US Senator, please click here. To find your US Representative, please click here.)
RSVP by leaving a message (choose option #1) at 866-386-3911 (866-FUND911) or email alyse.mazerolle@MassFund.org.
Details will be provided to those who RSVP.
April 20, 2013
Cheryl McGuinness, the widow of American Airlines pilot Tom McGuinness, who was captain of American Airlines Flight 11 when it was hijacked by terrorists on September 11, 2001, will speak at the “Beauty Beyond the Ashes” conference in Charlotte, NC on Saturday, April 20, 2013.
The talk will be held at the Calvary Church in Charlotte between 8:30am-12:30pm on Saturday, April 20, 2013. Coffee and light breakfast will be served beginning at 7:30am.
The cost to attend is $15.00 for adults; $10.00 ages 10-18. To register, please call 704-543-1200 or click here.
To learn more, please visit McGuinness’s website here.
5801 Pineville-Matthews Road (at the corner of Rea Road and Highway 51)
April 19, 2013
NYS Office of Emergency Management and New Paltz present the 10th Annual IDMH Training - Radiological Readiness: Preparing for Dirty Bombs, Nuclear Disasters, and Other Radiation Emergencies
This event will provide training and planning opportunities to strengthen our community’s preparedness for catastrophic radiological events by presenting new information and recommendations that can be incorporated into planning procedures for multiple organizations that will need to collaborate in any response. Presentations and discussions will provide attendees with up-to-date information and recommendations from current research as well as professional training in practices critical to radiological disaster response. Reviewing the diverse consequences of different types of radiological disasters will enable the whole community to become better prepared for future nuclear accidents or terrorist attacks involving radiation exposure and/or contamination.
Topics covered will include:
- From Radiological Incidents to Nuclear Calamities: Social, Behavioral, and Risk Communication Issues in Radiation Emergencies with Steven Becker, Ph.D.
- New York State Response to Radiological Catastrophes with Jerome Hauer, Ph.D., Commissioner, New York State Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Services, as well as speakers from the New York State Department of Health, Mental Health, and American Red Cross
- Risk Messaging and Crisis Communication
- Lessons from Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Accident
- Assisting Children in the Aftermath of Catastrophic Events
- Medical Aspects of Radiological Response
- Understanding Post-Blast Human Behavior: Disaster Mental Health Overview
For full program details, please click here.
Registration form and instructions can be found here.
The brochure can be found here.
Registration Fees (includes parking, gourmet box lunch, beverages, and educational materials):
- Early Registration (through February 28) $55.00
- Regular Registration (March 1 – April 12) $85.00
- On-Site Registration (April 19) $100.00
- New Paltz Staff, Faculty and Students* $35.00 (must pre-register by April 1)
- Non-New Paltz Students $35.00 (must pre-register by April 1)
*Students, faculty, and staff can also apply for a scholarship by emailing email@example.com before February 28, 2013.
Any organizations interested in sponsoring or tabling at this event may email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Join Tiffany Jones, Managing Director of Public Sector Programs and Strategic Initiatives at Symantec, on Friday, April 19, 2013 at 8:30am as she discusses key findings from Symantec’s Internet Security Threat Report. This presentation is designed to leave attendees with a better understanding of the latest threats and trends in cyber security. Jones will provide a blueprint for adopting cyber policies that enable organizations to better assess risks and proactively protect their networks.
Tiffany Jones is responsible for Symantec’s North American government relations. Before joining Symantec, she was deputy chief of staff of the President’s Critical Infrastructure Protection Board in January 2002, where she was responsible for government affairs, public affairs, cyber security education and Awareness programs, and industry outreach, along with all of her deputy chief of staff responsibilities. She was also a part of coordinating the town hall events for the National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace dialogue and was involved in the drafting of the document.
Breakfast will be served.
Seating is limited. RSVP required. To RSVP, email email@example.com, or click here.
The Center on National Security at Fordham Law
33 West 60th Street, 2nd floor (between Broadway & Columbus)
New York, NY
April 16, 2013
Please join the Christian Regenhard Center for Emergency Response Studies on Tuesday, April 16 2013 at 1:30pm for a discussion entitled Innovation in Local Public Safety: Adopting Cutting-Edge Radio Accountability Technology in a Mid-Sized Agency.
The speaker will be Capt. Barry Nechis, of the Office of Emergency Management and Emergency Medical Services, New Rochelle Fire Department.
Capt. Nechis will discuss the adoption of advanced radio technology for creating a real-time emergency scene accountability system. The process of selecting a technology, implementing the technology, and training staff will be discussed. Observations about the scalability of the system to other nearby agencies will also be discussed.
Refreshments will be served.
RSVP to 646-557-4430 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Christian Regenhard Center for Emergency Response Studies at John Jay College
899 Tenth Avenue (cross street 58th Street)
New York, NY
April 15, 2013
On Monday, April 15, 2013 at 7:00pm, Lawrence Wright, Robin Wright, Samer Shehata, and Mohamed Elmenshawy will discuss Egypt’s post-Mubarak transition. This event is co-sponsored by the Center on National Security at Fordham Law School and the Middle East Institute.
Lawrence Wright is the author of The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11. Robin Wright is a reporter. Samer S. Shehata is an assistant professor of Arab Politics at the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies at Georgetown University. Mohamed Elmenshawy is the director of the languages and regional studies program at the Middle East Institute in Washington, DC. He writes a weekly column for Egyptian daily Al Shorouk News.
To register, please click here.
Fordham Law School
140 West 62nd Street
New York, NY