College of Emergency Preparedness Homeland Security and Cybersecurity

6/19/19 Panel

3 hours ago

  The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond.

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Berkshire Eagle Reporter Jenn Smith, Times Union columnist Chris Churchill, Dean of the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity at the University at Albany Robert Griffin, and Investigative Journalist Rosemary Armao.

6/12/19 Panel

Jun 12, 2019

    The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond.

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Berkshire Eagle Reporter Jenn Smith, Tetherless World Professor of Computer, Web and Cognitive Sciences at RPI and Director of the RPI-IBM Artificial Intelligence research collaboration Jim Hendler, and Dean of the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity at the University at Albany Robert Griffin.

5/16/19 Panel

May 16, 2019

 The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond.

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, founding Dean of the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity at the University at Albany Robert Griffin, Vice President for Editorial Development at New York Press Association Judy Patrick, and Siena College Professor of Comparative Politics Vera Eccarius-Kelly.

4/18/19 Panel

Apr 18, 2019

    The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond.

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Robert Griffin - founding dean of the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity (CEHC) at the University at Albany, Siena College Professor of Comparative Politics, Vera Eccarius Kelly, and Vice President of Editorial Development for the New York Press Association Judy Patrick.

There is an obvious break in the middle of the discussion where we cut away to air special coverage of U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr's press conference regarding The Mueller Report.

"There will be a financial impact, though. You know, this is not, again, this isn't a victimless crime."
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan has delivered an update on the city’s recent ransomware attack.

3/21/19 Panel

Mar 21, 2019

    The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond.

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Communications Consultant Theresa Bourgeois, Jim Hendler, Tetherless World Professor of Computer, Web and Cognitive Sciences at RPI, Siena College Professor of Comparative Politics, Vera Eccarius Kelly, and Robert Griffin - founding dean of the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity at the University at Albany.

Vera Eccarius-Kelly will be giving the opening address at The Underground Railroad History Project's LibertyCon 2019. 

3/14/19 Panel

Mar 14, 2019

  The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond.

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Robert Griffin - founding Dean of the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity (CEHC) at the University at Albany, actor and educator, Artistic Director, co-Founder of WAM Theatre, Kristen van Ginhoven, former Associate Editor of the Times Union Mike Spain, and Siena College Professor of Comparative Politics Vera Eccarius-Kelly.

3/7/19 Panel

Mar 7, 2019

   The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond.

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Siena College Professor of Comparative Politics Vera Eccarius-Kelly, former Associate Editor of the Times Union, Mike Spain, and Robert Griffin - founding dean of the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity at the University at Albany.

2/21/19 Panel

Feb 21, 2019

The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond.

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, VP of Editorial Development for the New York Press Association Judy Patrick, Dean of the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity at the University at Albany Robert Griffin, and communications consultant Joe Bonilla.

1/31/19 Panel

Jan 31, 2019

The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond.

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Fran Berman, the Edward Hamilton Distinguished Professor of Computer Science at RPI, Siena College Economics Professor Aaron Pacitti, and Robert Griffin - founding dean of the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity (CEHC) at the University at Albany.

Hurricane Maria made landfall on Puerto Rico on September 20, 2017, as a high-end Category 4 hurricane with winds of 155 mph. According to the National Center for Atmospheric Research, the hurricane hit the island with the destructive force of a "50- to 60-mile-wide tornado.” Destroying the island’s power grid, and decimating the territory’s agricultural industries, the storm left a shattered infrastructure, a crippled economy, and numerous public health emergencies.

Tonight, a distinguished panel from diverse fields will address questions regarding the ongoing humanitarian crisis and its lessons for the future in an event presented by The New York State Writers Institute and cosponsored by the Journalism Program of the University at Albany Department of Communication. The event, entitled "The Lessons of Hurricane Maria: Puerto Rico: The Hurricane, the Response, Preparing for Future Disasters," is free and open to the public and will take place at Page Hall on UAlbany’s Downtown Campus at 7:30 p.m.

One of the panelists is Robert Griffin - founding dean of the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity at the University at Albany, the first college of its kind in the nation.

Dean Griffin has a long career in homeland security at the Federal and local levels of government. He served as the acting undersecretary for Science and Technology at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the deputy undersecretary for Science and Technology, and director of the Science and Technology Directorate’s First Responders Group.