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Tom Ridge

"Mass casualty events – terrorism, natural disasters and biological superbugs – are the challenges of the 21st century and confronting them calls for multidisciplinary public-private partnerships.

'For the next generation of homeland security professionals, multidisciplined public-private collaboration must be a part of your DNA,' said Tom Ridge, the country’s first homeland security secretary and keynote speaker at a Rutgers conference that brought together experts in emergency preparedness, disaster response and homeland security.


The conference, held June 6, 2014 in New Brunswick, marked the official launch of the Rutgers Institute for Emergency Preparedness and Homeland Security.

To read the full article published in Rutgers Today, click here.