The cooperation and support from numerous members of the John Jay College community have been instrumental in the success of this event. The support of the Administration, particularly President Gerald W. Lynch, Provost Basil Wilson, Vice President Robert Pignatello, his staff, and Dean of Graduate Studies and Research James Levine were very helpful in preparing for the conference.
Greatest thanks go to the Program Committee, who took the lead in developing the program and invited many presentations. Glenn Corbett, Victor Goldsmith, and Charles Strozier deserve much of the credit for the quality of the program.

Final thanks go to the many people who submitted abstracts, of which only a few could be selected for the program. Many worthy submissions could not be accommodated due to time constraints.

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Program Committee

Charles Jennings, Ph.D. MIFireE, Conference Co-Chair and Program Chair. Professor Jennings is Director of the Graduate Program in Protection Management and Assistant Professor of Public Management at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY. He uses systems approaches to the analysis of risk and demand for urban services, with an emphasis on fire protection. He organized and edited proceedings from a series of conferences sponsored jointly by the institution of Fire Engineers (US Branch) and John Jay College of Criminal Justice’s Public Management Department. He most recently edited a special issue of Fire Technology devoted to fire service deployment analysis. He teaches courses in risk analysis, policy and research methods. His graduate work focused on mitigation and recovery from natural disaster.

Sean Waters, Conference Co-Chair. Federal Emergency Management Agency

Glenn Corbett, P.E. Management of Catastrophic Events, Program Chair. Professor Corbett is Coordinator of Fire Science Programs at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY and Assistant Professor of Public Management. HE also serves as Technical Editor of Fire Engineering magazine. He is a Captain in the Waldwick, New Jersey Fire Department and contributed to the Fire Chief’s Handbook, published by Fire Engineering Books.

Victor Goldsmith, Director, CUNY-wide Center for Applied Studies of the Environment of The City University of New York. Professor of Geography at Hunter College, CUNY. Served as Acting Dean of Research at Hunter for two years and Coordinator of Incubator Development. Served on two New York State Governor’s Coastal Erosion Task Forces, The NY/NJ Harbor Oil Spill Oversight Advisory Panel and the New York State Task Force on Petroleum Spill Emergency Environmental Protection Plans.

Served in an advisory capacity to former Police Commissioners Bratton and Safir as Co-Chair of NYPD/CUNY GIS Technology Committee, where he assisted in developing new methodologies in computer crime mapping and analyses, police training in crime mapping and new technological developments. Author of Analyzing Crime Patterns: Frontiers of Practice.

Charles B. Strozier, Professor of History, John Jay College and the City University Graduate Center since 1986. Director, Center on Violence and Human Survival, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY, since 2001 (co-director, 1986-2001).Training and Supervising Psychoanalyst, Training and Research Institute in Self Psychology (TRISP), New York City, since 1997 (Senior Faculty Member since 1986). Member of faculty, New York Institute for Psychoanalytic Self Psychology, since 1995. Practicing psychoanalytic psychotherapist in New York City, since 1992.

Author of numerous books and articles, including Heinz Kohut: The Making of a Psychoanalyst and Lincoln’s Quest for Union: A Psychological Portrait.

Holds an M.A. and a Ph.D. in History from the University of Chicago and a B.A. from Harvard University.

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United States Federal Emergency Management Agency