Program on Crisis Leadership

Douglas Ahlers

Douglas Ahlers

Program on Crisis Leadership (PCL) Fellow
Post-disaster recovery efforts, capacity building, public-private sector collaboration

Doug Ahlers is a Senior Fellow at the Program on Crisis Leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government where he researches and writes...

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Hiromi Akiyama

Hiromi Akiyama

Program on Crisis Leadership (PCL) Fellow
Comparative disaster recovery in US, China and Japan

Hiromi Akiyama is a Ph.D. candidate in political science at George Mason University, studying comparative disaster recovery. Her doctoral research focuses...

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Christine Cole

Christine Cole

Program on Crisis Leadership (PCL) Fellow
Criminal justice, police-community engagement, coordinated crisis response of government agencies

Christine M. Cole currently serves as Executive Director of the Crime and Justice Institute, a division of Boston’s 136 year old non-profit, Community...

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Christopher Combs

Program on Crisis Leadership (PCL) Fellow
Domestic terrorism, weapons of mass destruction, counterintelligence

Christopher Combs is the Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s San Antonio Division. Prior to this appointment, he was the...

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Simon O'Rourke

Simon O’Rourke

Program on Crisis Leadership (PCL) Fellow
Counterterrorism, counterintelligence, emergency response
Simon O’Rourke, Ph.D., is a police inspector assigned to the Counter Terrorism and Emergency Response Command at the Western Australia Police Force. He was... Read more about Simon O’Rourke
Joseph Pfeifer

Joseph Pfeifer

Program on Crisis Leadership (PCL) Fellow
International collaboration on disaster preparedness & crisis leadership

Joseph Pfeifer is a Senior Fellow with the Program on Crisis Leadership at Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) and teaches in several of its Executive Education...

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James Schwartz

James Schwartz

Program on Crisis Leadership (PCL) Fellow
Public safety & technology, incident management, technical rescue response, operational training

James Schwartz is a Deputy County Manager overseeing public safety and technology in Arlington, Virginia.  Until September, 2015 he was Chief of the...

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Jerry Williams

Program on Crisis Leadership (PCL) Fellow
Wildland fire management, national incident management, multi-agency coordination

Jerry Thomas Williams is the retired National Director of Fire & Aviation Management, United States Forest Service.

Mr. Williams began his...

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