Security Governance Panel Sponsored by SMA

Naoru Koizumi
Associate Dean of Research and Grants

Ryan J. Pryke
Senior Grants Administrator

Office of Grant Development
Schar School of Policy and Government
George Mason University

3351 Fairfax Drive, MSN 3B1
Van Metre Hall, 5th Floor
Arlington, VA 22201
Phone: 703.993.2280
Fax: 703.993.8215

On Monday, March 23, 2015, the School of Policy, Government, and International Affairs and its Centers on the Public Service hosted a panel on “Security Governance: Managing Emergencies and Disasters.”

Speakers included:

2nd Lt. Michael Shamblin
Law Enforcement Training Unit Supervisor
Criminal Justice Academy
Fairfax County Government, Virginia

Mr. Matt Critchfield
Management Analyst
Division of Emergency Preparedness & Coordination
National Institutes of Health

Mr. Donald Porter
Incident Management Division Officer
Sector New Orleans, Louisiana
U.S. Coast Guard

The panel was sponsored by the Stennis Montgomery Association (SMA) at Mississippi State University. SMA is a student organization that encourages students of every background and academic discipline to participate in politics at both the community and national level. Each year, the most active members of SMA take a trip to the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C. The panel was designed to provide participants a better understanding of street-level bureaucracy and the multidimensional challenges public safety professionals face.