Category: Interviews

Ep 15: Climate Security Complexity

Listen to audio: Before we jump into today’s episode, I want to thank each of you for hanging with us during the very busy months of 2020. I guess this show has been directly...

Thesis Series: Misinformation Contagion: A View Through an Epidemiological Lens

  In this episode of the CHDS Master’s Thesis Series, host Heather Issvoran interviews Scott Fenton (cohort 1803/1804) on his thesis, “Misinformation Contagion: A View Through an Epidemiological Lens.” Fenton, Captain with the Monterey...

Thesis Series: Cybercrime Response Capabilities and Capacity: A Collaborative Approach for Small to Medium-Sized Local Law Enforcement Agencies

  NPS-CHDS master’s graduate Ryan Monaghan (MA1803/1804), Lieutenant at San Mateo Police Department (CA), talks about his thesis with Heather Issvoran. In his thesis, Monaghan identifies potential gaps in cybercrime mitigation that could be...

Thesis Series: You Don’t Have to Live Like a Refugee: An Analysis of Selected Refugee Resettlement Programs to Improve Comprehensive Integration Outcomes in ‘Free Case’ Refugee Resettlement

  NPS-CHDS master’s graduate Will Bierman (MA1803/1804), Field Office Director at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services in the Department of Homeland Security, talks about how, by law, refugees entering the United States must...

Thesis Series: Two Teams, One Mission: A Study Using Ems Units in Hospital Triage During Active-Shooter and Other Mass-Casualty Events

  NPS-CHDS master’s graduate Tom Simons (MA1803/1804), Firefighter at the Salt Lake City Fire Department, talks about gaps in the response of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and hospitals. His research sought to examine whether...

Thesis Series: Balas and Barrios: An Analysis of U.S. Domestic and Regional Anti-Gang Policies from a Human Security Perspective

  NPS-CHDS master’s graduate Max Pfaffinger (MA1803/1804), Federal Air Marshal at Transportation Security Administration, discusses his thesis with fellow master’s student, Scott Fenton. Pfaffinger’s thesis focuses on the topic of gang violence from a...

Thesis Series: Civil Rights Auditors: Defining Reasonable Time, Place, and Manner Restrictions on First Amendment Activities

  NPS-CHDS master’s graduate Gary Cummings (MA1803/1804), Lieutenant at the Garland Police Department, talks about how police increasingly encounter citizens who challenge constitutional boundaries between civil rights and police power. These so-called ‘civil rights...