Author Stephen Flynn Discusses Resiliency
On September 25, Author Stephen E. Flynn stopped by the Center’s National Capital Region campus to speak with CHDS Master’s degree students about his latest book, answer questions and discuss recent national events. His book, The Edge of Disaster: Rebuilding a Resilient Nation (2007), is used in the Center’s curriculum. Flynn discussed the need for our nation to adopt the attitude of resiliency much like Israel and England. He argued that we could minimize fear when we as a nation face the probability of disaster (whether by nature or terrorists) if we had a strong attitude of resilience. “Having Dr. Flynn in the classroom was a good opportunity for the students to further explore the arguments in his book,” comments David O’Keeffe, CHDS CEO. “Dr. Flynn is an academic leader in homeland security and CHDS students are government leaders with significant homeland security responsibilities around the nation. It was a great mix.”
Flynn currently serves as the Jeane J. Kirkpatrick Senior Fellow for National Security Studies in New York. He is frequently interviewed as a subject matter expert in the areas of catastrophic terrorism, emergency preparedness, and critical infrastructure protection.