Moral and Ethical Dilemmas in Emergency Preparedness, Disaster Response and Homeland Security

John Farmer, Jr (School of Law; Special Counsel)
Ava Majlesi (Institute for Emergency Preparedness and Homeland Security)

Each week, this seminar will explore different moral/ethical dilemmas in the context of emergency preparedness, disaster response, and homeland security. The first session will include an introduction to the accountability structure for emergency preparedness and disaster response at the federal, state and local levels. Subsequent sessions will be topic specific, and include the following areas: (1) active shooter/mass casualty scenarios; (2) violent extremism and bias crimes against faith-based communities; (3) explosive and incendiary incidents; (4) biological threats; (5) chemical and radiological threats; (6) environmental disasters; (7) criminal/suspect profiling; (8) use of enhanced interrogation techniques by the United States; (8) mandatory quarantine of individuals; (9) forced evacuations; and (10) domestic intelligence collection, including cybercrime and cyberterrorism.

Course Number: 
01:090:101 section 39 index 10752