Video Archive

20th Anniversary of 9/11 Symposium

Understanding and Mitigating the Risks to Homeland Security

Economic Resilience: Concepts and Measurement

Adam Rose discusses resilience during a World Trade Organization webinar (presentation begins at 22:15)

Regional Science: What About Disruption and Resilience?

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)

A Career of Risk and Uncertainty

CREATE External Senior Research Fellow Vicki Bier presents a look back at her impressive career

Society of Risk Analysis Podcast: Vicki Bier

Society of Risk Analysis Podcast: COVID-19 Pandemic: Is History Doomed to Repeat Itself?

Vicki Bier Webinar - Game Theoretic and Reliability Methods for Counterterrorism and Security

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. 

Hidden Spaces of Hate: Studying U.S. Far-Right Extremism

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 Executive Program in Counter-Terrorism Accepting Applications

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. 

CREATE-TSA Symposium on Aviation Security

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.

Dr. Erroll Southers presents his TEDx Talk on homegrown terrorism in America

Dr. Erroll Southers presents his TEDx Talk on homegrown terrorism in America. 

Unity of Effort in Homeland Security

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 Paris Massacre: What are the Implications for the US?

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.

Eyes on Spies: Congress and the United States Intelligence Community

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. 

Matthew Bettenhausen, Vice President of Security and Chief Security Officer for AEG Worldwide

CREATE's Disinguished Speaker Series welcomed Matthew Bettenhausen, Vice President of Security and Chief Security Officer for AEG Worldwide, on May 23, 2012.


(Port Resilience Operation Tactical Enforcement to Combat Terrorism) for the U.S. Coast Guard improved effectiveness of on-the-water patrols and has been rolled out nationwide.