Western Regional Science Association Presidential Address by Rick Church on resilience to disasters and discussion by CREATE Director Adam Rose (session starts at 28:13)
The routine application of reliability and risk analysis by itself is not adequate in the security domain. Protecting against intentional attacks is fundamentally different from protecting against accidents or acts of nature. In particular, an intelligent and adaptable adversary may adopt a different offensive strategy to circumvent or disable protective security measures. Game theory provides a way of taking this into account. Thus, security and counter-terrorism can benefit from a combination of reliability analysis and game theory.
Drawing from two decades of long-term ethnographic fieldwork and intensive interviewing with current and former far-right extremists, the presentation discusses what can be learned from this type of research as well as some of the ethical and practical difficulties associated with conducting fieldwork in this area of study. More specifically, Dr. Simi describes how an infrastructure of social-spatial contexts help sustain an extremist collective identity. He also addresses how these contexts are linked to the “alt-right” and the recent election of Donald Trump. Read More
CREATE is currently accepting applications for the Executive Program in Counter-Terrorism. The program is a unique course designed to challenge international counter-terrorism leaders and enhance their analysis, coordination, and response capabilities to the evolving terrorism threat.
The Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events (CREATE) and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) came together for a two-day symposium to better align research efforts towards solving anticipated transportation security challenges in aviation over the next decade.
U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson discussed transparency, his commitment to risk-based strategy and the current state of the global terrorist threat at a talk hosted by the National Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events at USC.
The USC Price School of Public Policy offered a timely and insightful discussion on the Paris massacre and its implications for the United States at a Jan. 21 event featuring noted homeland security expert Erroll Southers and Professor Raphael Bostic.
More than a decade after 9/11, the least reformed part of the US intelligence system is not the CIA or the FBI but Congress. This book examines why. Headlines have focused on the extent to which Bush administration officials withheld information from Congress about interrogations, wiretapping, and other controversial intelligence programs. But executive branch secrecy is not the entire story. In Eyes on Spies, Amy Zegart finds that many of Congress’s oversight troubles lie with Congress — and two institutional deficiencies in particular: limited expertise and weak budgetary power over the intelligence community.
CREATE’s Disinguished Speaker Series welcomed Matthew Bettenhausen, Vice President of Security and Chief Security Officer for AEG Worldwide, on May 23, 2012.