IEPHS Conferences

Homeland Security and Intelligence for the Health care and Public Health Sectors

September 23, 2016
Cook Student Center, Rutgers University, New Brunswick

Subject matter experts from the public and private sectors will be presenting on topics in the fields of intelligence analysis and operation, homeland security, law enforcement, health care, and public health.

Students at the undergraduate and graduate levels in all fields of study (STEM and health professions included) with interest in state-of-the-art information on the colloquium topic or who are exploring career opportunities in the homeland security/intelligence community are a target audience. Practitioners in health care, public health, emergency medical services, emergency management, law enforcement, and homeland security/intelligence community are a target audience.

Educational program, food, and parking are free of charge for registered participants. Colloquium funding for this Intelligence Community Centers for Academic Excellence educational program is provided through a grant from the Defense Intelligence Agency.

To view the agenda for this colloquium, please click here.

Building Resilience Against Violent Extremism: Threats, Challenges & Solutions (“BRAVE”) Conference

November 12, 2015
Douglass College, Rutgers University, New Brunswick

Recent events highlight the importance of strong, collaborative relationships between law enforcement and the communities they serve to mitigate the threat posed by violent extremism.

Threats within the United States can come from a range of groups and individuals, including domestic terrorists and homegrown violent extremists. The threat is not constrained by international borders nor limited to any single ideology. Rather, groups and individuals influenced by personal, religious, political, or other ideological beliefs promote and use violence.

This conference, sponsored by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Institute for Emergency Preparedness and Homeland Security at Rutgers University, and the Mid-Atlantic-Great Lakes Organized Crime Law Enforcement Network, will bring together community leaders and law enforcement partners to present ideas on how best to build resilience to violent extremism in their respective communities and to empower all to prevent violent extremists from inspiring, financing or recruiting individuals or groups in the U.S. to engage in acts of violence or terrorism.

Developing Community-based strategies to prevent targeted violence and Mass casualty attacks

July 22-23, 2015
Washington, D.C. 

Rutgers University, the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), and the Bipartisan Policy Center, in collaboration with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Department of Justice, hosted a summit on Developing Community-Based Strategies to Prevent Targeted Violence and Mass Casualty Attacks at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C. on July 22-23, 2015.

Over the past several years, a number of local communities in Europe and in the United States have experienced mass casualty attacks targeting people and facilities associated with law enforcement, the media, the military and communities of religious faith. During that same time period, knowledge that can inform the development and implementation of enhanced, community-based prevention efforts has been amassed through investigation, analysis and research into the contributing factors, motives and behaviors of those responsible for such incidents. Research has also focused on identifying best practices and gaps in the way local authorities work with others to prevent these types of incidents.

The goal of the summit was to provide an opportunity for practitioners from various disciplines and locations to share knowledge and, ultimately, to develop concrete programmatic guidance and an educational curriculum that will enhance the capacity of local authorities to prevent these types of incidents through community-based, multi-disciplinary intervention activities.

Inaugural Conference
Institute for Emergency Preparedness and Homeland Security

June 6, 2014 
Heldrich Hotel and Conference Center 
Cover of the Inaugural Conference for the Institute for Emergency Preparedness and Homeland Security Agenda10 Livingston Ave
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

This Inaugural Conference was designed to introduce the Rutgers Institute for Emergency Preparedness and Homeland Security (IEPHS) and the efforts and accomplishments achieved to date by the multidisciplinary group of subject matter experts at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.

This conference is designed for individuals in the fields of health care, behavioral health, public health, biosafety and biosecurity, emergency medical services, emergency management, law, public safety, criminal justice, homeland security, engineering, transportation science, pharmacology and drug development, environmental and exposure science, mathematics and computer science, political science, planning, public policy, and government.