Volume VI

Volume VI

Building Resilient Communities: A Preliminary Framework for Assessment

There is a growing need in the fields of homeland security and disaster management for a comprehensive, yet useful approach to building resilient communities. This article moves beyond the ongoing debate over definitions and presents a preliminary framework for assessing community resilience.

By Patricia H. Longstaff, Nicholas J. Armstrong, Keli Perrin, Whitney May Parker, and Matthew A. Hidek

Homeland Security-Related Education and the Private Liberal Arts College

Small private liberal arts colleges enjoy certain advantages when developing new academic programs, such as in homeland security-related education. These institutions offer students the opportunity to acquire a broad-based education in order to gain a holistic view of the world, a critical need in this age of global challenges.

By Gregory Moore, Kelley Cronin, Mary Breckenridge, and John Hatzadony

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