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CARRI Hosts 2nd Annual Resilience Rountable

CARRI Release


Washington DC – The Community and Regional Resilience Initiative (CARRI) hosted its second annual Resilience Roundtable on October 22nd. This day long meeting brought together members of the public and private sector to discuss the CARRI program, the importance of developing resilient communities and the best way for communities to achieve resilience.


The roundtable featured an address by Dr. Stephen Flynn. Dr. Flynn is an Ira A. Lipman Senior Fellow for Counterterrorism and National Security Studies with the Council on Foreign Relations. He is the author of The Edge of Disaster: Rebuilding a Resilient Nation (2007) and America the Vulnerable (2004). Mr. Flynn was a former adviser on homeland security for the U.S. Commission on National Security (Hart-Rudman Commission) and a retired Coast Guard officer. He researches and writes on issues related to homeland security and is an expert in catastrophic terrorism; emergency preparedness; critical infrastructure protection; trade and transportation security; and border control modernization. After the address by Dr. Flynn, the meeting provided an opportunity for the CARRI team to update attendees on the progress the CARRI program is making in its national research effort and in CARRI’s three partner communities of Gulfport, Mississippi; Memphis, Tennessee and Charleston, South Carolina. There was also a discussion on where the CARRI program is headed over the next year.


“We were honored to have such a great group attend the roundtable,” said Warren Edwards, CARRI director. ” We had great participation from the public and private sector, our partner communities, as well as numerous non-government organizations. We look forward to taking the innput we received from this meeting and making 2009 even more successful than 2008.”