George Perkins Marsh Institute

Center for Risk and Security Research

RESEARCH GOALS

To advance knowledge from the fields of risk analysis and technological hazards management to address security issues such as: terrorism, disaster management, law and human rights, resource allocation, critical infrastructure, social dimensions of risk, and international trade security.

CURRENT RESEARCH AREAS

  • Adaptive management and emergency response;
  • Generalized resource allocation for security and protection - case of urban transportation;
  • Risk and security frameworks for hazardous materials such as LNG, spent fuel, radiological, and nuclear materials;
  • Models for public-private emergency coordination during disasters;
  • Economic issues of global trade security;
  • Building risk and security issues; and
  • Risk perception and emergency evacuation issues.