The global community is experiencing disasters of increasing complexity, intensity, and frequency. Urbanization, rapid population growth, a widening wealth gap, climate change, and technology adoption all influence the disaster-risk landscape and survivor outcomes. Adversaries are rapidly changing the nature of conflict by using hybrid warfare methods such as social influence campaigns, sabotage, and other non-kinetic means to destabilize the United States and our allies. These attacks exploit our increasing connectivity and democratic institutions in order to achieve strategic political outcomes or, when carried out by criminal actors, to obtain financial gain. Argonne National Laboratory, a U.S. Department of Energy facility located in a western Chicago suburb, supports government decision-makers, private-sector infrastructure owners and operators, nonprofit partners, academic institutions, and other sponsors in addressing these issues through the conduct of applied research spanning the energy security, homeland security, and emergency management landscape.
Argonne staff members David Brannegan, director of the Decision and Infrastructure Sciences Division and Kyle Pfeiffer, manager of the National Preparedness Analytics Group, will be discussing the future direction of research in the seminar "Research Careers in Energy Security, Homeland Security, and Emergency Management at U.S. Department of Energy National Laboratories" for Illinois Institute of Technology faculty and students. The event will be held on Wednesday, November 6 from 12:45–2:30 p.m. in the Pritzker Science Building, Room 152. Lunch will be provided.
Special meetings are available to faculty and researchers. Brannegan and Pfeiffer are accepting appointments from 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. in PS 125 to discuss opportunities in applied security research fields. Indicate in the seminar RSVP form which time slot you would prefer.
Register for the seminar at this link. The event is part of the Urban Future Initiative project.