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Upcoming talk identifies pandemic's strategic implications for risk assessment and resilience

'In the Eye of the Storm: Managing Terrorism and Asymmetric Threats During the COVID-19 Pandemic'

Blending time-tested insights on catastrophic risk from the terrorism insurance field with START’s scientific approach to studying asymmetric threats, START Director William Braniff and CHC Global CEO Chris Holt will offer a talk to the Strategic Multilayer Assessment Office of the Joint Staff next month on the strategic implications of Covid-19 for risk assessment and resilience. The talk draws from their piece “100 Days Later,” which identified the need for honest risk assessment; the importance of building threat agnostic resilience in the face of compounding risks; and the importance of public-private partnerships.

In this talk, "In the Eye of the Storm: Managing Terrorism and Asymmetric Threats During the COVID-19 Pandemic," the authors will elaborate on this insurance-informed perspective and provide three high-level conclusions for senior decision-makers as they prepare for the coming winter from the current vantage point - the eye of the storm. 

For more information about the event or to receive an invitation, email start-events@umd.edu.


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