Homeland Security Education

Homeland Security Education

Postcards From a Homeland Security Past: Chris Bellavita reflects on the impact of 18 years of CHDS theses on the homeland security field

By Chris Bellavita (Unless otherwise noted, all quoted material in this essay is taken from the thesis being discussed.) I used to think a master’s thesis was essentially about demonstrating an understanding of ideas. Doctoral dissertations were mainly about creating …

Postcards From a Homeland Security Past: Chris Bellavita reflects on the impact of 18 years of CHDS theses on the homeland security field

Steve Recca reflects on the impact of Chris Bellavita’s 2008 HSAJ article, “Changing Homeland Security: What is Homeland Security.”

By Steve Recca Thinking about how we choose a Homeland Security Affairs article that made an important contribution to the field of homeland security, perhaps we might ask ourselves what constitutes importance. Certainly, by the nature and mission of the …

Steve Recca reflects on the impact of Chris Bellavita’s 2008 HSAJ article, “Changing Homeland Security: What is Homeland Security.”

Stanley Supinski reflects on the impact of Chris Bellavita’s 2008 HSAJ article, “Changing Homeland Security – What is Homeland Security?” on the development of Homeland Security as a field

By Stanley Supinski It wasn’t until after Sept.11, 2001 that the term homeland security came to the forefront of American consciousness. Because of the attacks, we understandably linked the term to terrorism, particularly terror perpetrated by foreign actors, and to …

Stanley Supinski reflects on the impact of Chris Bellavita’s 2008 HSAJ article, “Changing Homeland Security – What is Homeland Security?” on the development of Homeland Security as a field

Book Review: How to Think About Homeland Security: The Imperfect Intersection of National Security and Public Safety by David H. McIntyre

Since its relatively recent establishment, homeland security as an organizing concept for government services has received its share of criticism and scrutiny. David H. McIntyre attempts to address this problem head-on in his book How to Think About Homeland Security: The Imperfect Intersection of National Security and Public Safety

Reviewed by Caleb Cage

Volume 15 Featured How to Learn About Homeland Security

How to Learn About Homeland Security

Bellavita describes how one can begin to learn about homeland security. Starting with institutionally approved, rather than objectively-tested and validated, foundational knowledge may provide academic order, but the order is achieved at the cost of constraining prematurely what homeland security could become.

By Christopher Bellavita

The Oregon Trail: An Exploratory Case Study for Higher Education Emergency Management Programs

By Kelly Dunn – Executive Summary – Institutions of higher education (IHEs) are key members of their communities and are considered partners in the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s “whole community” concept.[1] In times of disaster, IHEs often provide shelter, assistance, …

The Oregon Trail: An Exploratory Case Study for Higher Education Emergency Management Programs

Entropy and Self Organization: An Open System Approach to the Origins of Homeland Security Threats

By Thomas Kirwan Dobson – Executive Summary – Homeland security is a relatively new concept.1 There is currently not a single definition of homeland security agreed upon by academics and practitioners at the federal, state, and local levels.2 However, homeland …

Entropy and Self Organization: An Open System Approach to the Origins of Homeland Security Threats

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