Homeland Defense & Civil Support Journal

Dr. Stephen Flynn

Northeastern University

Dr. Stephen Flynn is a tenured Professor of Political Science and the Founding Director of the Center for Resilience Studies at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. He is also Director of Northeastern's Master in Security and Resilience Studies Program and Co-Director of the George J. Kostas Research Institute for Homeland Security. Before arriving at Northeastern in the fall of 2011, he served as President of the Center for National Policy and spent a decade as a senior fellow for National Security Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. In 2008 he served as the lead homeland security policy adviser for the Presidential Transition Team for President Barack Obama. Dr. Flynn was an active duty commissioned officer in the U.S. Coast Guard for 20 years, including two tours as commanding officer at sea. He is the author of The Edge of Disaster: Rebuilding a Resilient Nation (Random House, 2007), and America the Vulnerable (HarperCollins 2004). He is a Senior Research Fellow at the Wharton School's Risk Management and Decision Processes Center at the University of Pennsylvania and serves as a member of the Bipartisan Policy Center's Homeland Security Project, co-chaired by former 9/11 commissioners, Governor Tom Kean and Congressman Lee Hamilton. Flynn holds the M.A.L.D. and Ph.D. degrees from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University and B.S. from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy.

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