Command Under Attack: Emergency Response to Urban Terrorism


Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 4:15pm to 5:30pm


Ash Center Foyer, 124 Mt. Auburn St., Suite 200-North, Cambridge MA 02138
Over the past several yearsfrom Boston in 2013 to Paris in 2015 and London and Barcelona in just the past few months— a number of cities have experienced a spike in deadly terrorist attacks. Collectively, these attacks have taken hundreds of lives, caused serious psychological trauma, and resulted in extensive property loss, while also straining and testing public safety resources and capabilities.  
In this talk, Dutch Leonard and Arnold Howitt, Faculty Co-Directors of the Program on Crisis Leadership at HKS, will discuss their ongoing research on the topic, offering specific case examples from several attacks as well as generalizable findings for how other urban centers can prepare for and respond to this threat going forward.
Sponsored by the Program on Crisis Leadership (Jointly supported by the Ash Center and Taubman Center) and the Crisis Management Professional Interest Council and co-sponsored by the Homeland Security Project (Belfer Center).