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Straight from the Source: Shocks and Consequences: The Case for Bolstering Infrastructure Resilience

Date: 
February 12, 2013 - 12:00pm to 12:30pm EST
Location: 
John A. Volpe National Transportation Systems Center, 55 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02142-1093
RITA Office: 
Volpe National Transportation Systems Center

Dr. Stephen Flynn
Professor and Co-Director
George J. Kostas Research Institute for Homeland Security
Northeastern University

Join Dr. Stephen Flynn, homeland security expert, for a Straight from the Source discussion about infrastructure resilience.

Dr. Stephen Flynn, professor and founding co-director of the George J. Kostas Research Institute for Homeland Security at Northeastern University.

This engaging speaker series enables a stimulating information exchange with today's thought leaders in transportation on emerging and future transportation issues.

Dr. Stephen FlynnDr. Stephen Flynn is a professor of political science and the founding co-director of the George J. Kostas Research Institute for Homeland Security at Northeastern University. Before arriving at Northeastern, he served as president of the Center for National Policy and spent a decade as a senior fellow for National Security Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations.

Dr. Flynn was an active duty commissioned officer in the U.S. Coast Guard for 20 years, including two tours as commanding officer at sea. He is the author of The Edge of Disaster: Rebuilding a Resilient Nation (Random House, 2007), and America the Vulnerable (HarperCollins, 2004). He is a senior research fellow at the Wharton School's Risk Management and Decision Processes Center at the University of Pennsylvania and serves as a member of the Bipartisan Policy Center's Homeland Security Project, co-chaired by former 9/11 commissioners Governor Tom Kean and Congressman Lee Hamilton. Dr. Flynn holds a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy and a Ph.D. from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University. He is the principal for Stephen E. Flynn Associates LLC, where he provides independent advisory services on improving enterprise resilience and critical infrastructure protection, and transportation and maritime security.

In January 2013, Dr. Flynn was featured as an expert on CNN's new documentary, "The Coming Storms."