Category: Thesis Series (video/audio)

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Better Safe Than Sorry

Play the audio: Why does the click-through rate on threatening headlines far exceed those that are more benign?  Calling something a threat through a provocative headline or soundbite initiates a biological reaction that almost...

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Thesis Series: Beyond the first 48: Incorporating Non-Traditional Stakeholders into Incident Response

  In this Master’s Thesis Series interview, Octavio Saenz speaks with Emily Jane McLoughlin (MA1801/1802), Emergency Preparedness Program Manager for the Department of Public Safety Communications and Emergency Management in Arlington, VA, about the...

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Thesis Series: The ‘English Disease’ and Political Protest

  In this Master’s Thesis Series video, Octavio Saenz interviews Christopher Barney (MA1801/1802), Battalion Chief for Portland Oregon Fire & Rescue, about the research behind his thesis “The ‘English Disease’ and Political Protest: How...

Thesis Series: Social Identity Theory and Intergroup Conflict in Israel/Palestine

  In this Master’s Thesis Series interview, Stephen Felty discusses his thesis, Social Identity Theory and Intergroup Conflict in Israel/Palestine. Intergroup dynamics have been a central vector in long-lasting identity conflicts around the globe....

Thesis Series: 21st Century Crime: How Malicious Artificial Intelligence Will Impact Homeland Security

  In this Master’s Thesis Series interview, Kevin Peters discusses his thesis, 21st Century Crime: How Malicious Artificial Intelligence Will Impact Homeland Security. Artificial intelligence (AI) is a field of research with the potential...

Thesis Series: Punching above Their Weight: The Homeland Security Contributions of the U.S. Pacific Territories

  In this Master’s Thesis Series interview, Colby Stanton discusses her thesis, Punching above Their Weight: The Homeland Security Contributions of the U.S. Pacific Territories. While the U.S. Pacific territories were brought into the...

Unbounded Risk

Play the audio: Providing perfect security in an era of unbounded risk is impossible. In my interview with Jack Anderson (Masters 1401), we talk about caribou scapula divination among Canadian nomadic tribes, jazz standards,...