Category: The Reflecting Pool

The Reflecting PoolThe Reflecting Pool is a series of informal conversations with CHDS Homeland Security Master’s program students about their thesis research, the spark that led to the selection of their topic, research challenges and personal experiences with the thesis process. Participants also discuss how the topic relates to the broader homeland security enterprise and what it’s like to be part of the master’s program.

Host Bijan Karimi
Hosted by Bijan Karimi, CHDS master’s degree program graduate (cohort 1402). Bijan is Assistant Deputy Director for the San Francisco Department of Emergency Management.

Adaptive SOPs

Play the audio: Standard operating procedures (SOPs) guide emergency responders in a crisis, providing predetermined steps to manage anticipated events. However, modern disasters often manifest as complex systems and produce unanticipated outcomes.  As a...

Sovereign Citizens

Play the audio: Michelle Mallek (CHDS cohort 1401) is legal counsel at FEMA and decided to study ‘Sovereigns‘ because much of the terrorist discussion in mainstream media is focused on external threats.   In this episode...