Crisis Management Case Study Exercise: The Three Mile Island Nuclear Incident


Wednesday, March 13, 2019, 6:00pm to 7:30pm


Wexner 330, Third Floor, Wexner Building, Harvard Kennedy School

The Program on Crisis Leadership and Harvard Kennedy School Crisis Management PIC are pleased to announce an interactive crisis management exercise led by Dr. Herman "Dutch" Leonard, faculty co-director of the Program on Crisis Leadership. An expert in organizational leadership and crisis management, Professor Leonard will guide attendees through the US response to the landmark 1979 incident at the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in interactive analysis and decision-making on crisis communications, evacuation, and other key aspects of the case.

The event will start with a brief video on the incident, so no pre-work is required.

Refreshments will be provided. 

About the Program on Crisis Leadership

Through research, teaching, and work with governments and practicing professionals, the Program on Crisis Leadership (PCL) seeks to improve society’s capacity to deal with natural disasters; infrastructure, technology, and systems failures; emergent infectious disease; and terrorism. Jointly affiliated with the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation and the Taubman Center for State and Local Government, PCL takes a comprehensive perspective, looking at risk reduction strategies, emergency preparedness and response, and disaster recovery.