Category: Viewpoints in Homeland Defense and Security: interviews with homeland security leaders

Viewpoints in Homeland Defense and SecurityIn Viewpoints in Homeland Defense and Security, the nation’s homeland security leaders give opinions on current issues and challenges facing the country, such as intelligence and information-sharing, critical infrastructure protection, cyber, emergency management, public health, borders and immigration, terrorist groups, and interoperability.

Host Heather Issvoran
Hosted by Heather Issvoran. Heather is the Director of Strategic Communications at the Center for Homeland Defense and Security.
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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...

Preventing Violent Extremism Through Early Intervention

    In this NPS-CHDS Viewpoints, NPS-CHDS master’s graduate Mourad Mourad shares insightful methods to counter violent extremism. Mourad’s thesis, “Tailoring Violent Extremism Prevention: A Targeted Intervention Method,” identifies deficiencies in our currently employed...