Protect New York Holds First Conference
On January 10-11, 2008, over 100 presenters and attendees convened for the inaugural Protect New York conference in Manhattan. Entitled Protecting New York from Terrorism and Disaster, the conference featured 59 presentations in 13 panels on topics ranging from transportation security to radiological emergencies.
Protect New York is an academic and professional society devoted to research and education to safeguard New York State, including the metro tri-state area, from terrorism and disaster. As it was only established two years ago, the event was an important milestone in the development of the organization. MCEER was the major sponsor; additional sponsorship came from the NYS Office of Homeland Security, University Transportation Research Center at City College, and an infrastructure institute at NYU.
–Submitted by Ernest Sternberg, University at Buffalo