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MEDIA ADVISORY - April 21, 2014: Department of Homeland Security's National Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events (CREATE) Celebrates 10 Years

Press Release
Contact: Merrill Balassone - 213-740-6156 or balasson@usc.edu
April 21, 2014 —

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) will commemorate the 10th Analysis of Terrorism Events (CREATE) with panel discussions and analysis from DHS officials, federal partners, researchers and counterterrorism experts from around the country—addressing homeland security challenges and highlighting new technologies developed to enhance the DHS mission in an evolving threat environment. Funded by the DHS S&T, and led by the University of Southern California, CREATE is the nation’s first university-based terrorism research Center of Excellence.

RSVP to: Merrill Balassone - 213-740-6156 or balasson@usc.edu 

WHAT: The 10th Anniversary of the National Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events
WHO: Bennie Thompson (Miss.), U.S. Representative
Michael Chertoff, former secretary, U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
John Pistole, Administrator, Transportation Security Administration
Robert Parker, Vice Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard
Daniel Gerstein, DHS Deputy Under Secretary for Science and Technology
Lucy Jones, seismologist, U.S. Geological Survey
Matthew Clark, Director of University Programs, DHS Science and Technology Directorate
John Miller, Deputy Commissioner of Intelligence, New York Police Department
Captain Richard Phillips, Maersk Alabama

Thursday, April 24, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Agenda - http://create.usc.edu/2014/02/create_10_year_anniversary_eve.html

 WHERE: University of Southern California, Tutor Campus Center – Grand Ballroom
3607 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles 90089
 PARKING: We have made parking reservations for our guests in Parking Structure X (PSX) on campus which can be accessed via Entrance #3 off McCarthy Way and Figueroa Street.

An interactive map is available at http://web-app.usc.edu/maps/#upc/.















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On April 24, 2014, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) National Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorm Events (CREATE) will celebrate its 10-year anniversary with a one-day event highlighting its contribution and advancements in homeland security and the future of the Center and its research. It is also 10 years since the establishment of the DHS University Centers of Excellence (COE) Program. Throughout these years, CREATE has made great strides in modeling the risks and economic impacts of terrorism and natural disasters, with results that have benefitted the nation. http://create.usc.edu/

Merrill Balassone - 213-740-6156 or balasson@usc.edu