CHDS, in partnership with the Department of Homeland Security and FEMA’s National Preparedness Directorate, delivered the 2018 Homeland Defense & Security Education Summit, hosted by the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security & Cybersecurity, University at Albany, October 11-13.

The 11th Annual Summit featured plenary presentations by FEMA Assistant Administrator Kathleen Fox and Commissioner of the New York Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Services, Roger Parrino. Key panels addressed wicked problems in homeland security and emergency management, including the potential for higher education to engage in preparing for “maximum of maximums” catastrophic events.

– 2018 Agenda –

2018 Photo Gallery


The Tenth Annual Homeland Defense & Security Education Summit was held March 23-24, 2017.  CHDS partnered with the Department of Homeland Security and FEMA’s National Preparedness Directorate. George Mason University’s Center for Infrastructure Protection and Homeland Security hosted the event at their Arlington, Virginia campus.

Read more about the 10th Annual Summit.

Best Papers from the Tenth Annual Summit (2017)


Proceedings and presentations from the 9th Annual Summit (2015)