News & Press
Read about the Center’s latest projects making local and national headlines, as well as commentary by our subject matter experts on current newsworthy issues in emergency management, public health, and homeland security.
September 12, 2012
Hyperlink: http://www.wtop.com/774/3031460/Are-Americans-safer-since-Sept-11 On the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, WTOP Radio in Washington, D.C. poses the question to CHHS Director Michael Greenberger: Are we safer?
August 10, 2012
Hyperlink: http://thedianerehmshow.org/audio-player?nid=16431 CHHS Founder and Director Michael Greenberger appeared live on NPR’s “The Diane Rehm Show” for an in-depth discussion on the impact of hate groups in the United States and what law enforcement is, and isn’t, doing about it. Greenberger was also interviewed by Baltimore’s CBS television affiliate WJZ about the ...
July 24, 2012
Hyperlink: http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2012/07/21/security-experts-say-colorado-shooting-could-change-security-procedures-in-public-places/ http://www.wbal.com/article/92171/10/template-marylandsnewsnow/Security-Concerns-Arise-After-Movie-Tragedy CHHS Founder and Director Michael Greenberger warns the fallout from the deadly shooting rampage in a Colorado theater July 20 could spark sweeping security changes at public places where large numbers of people gather. He was interviewed on the topic by several media outlets including WJZ-TV, WBAL Radio and WTOP ...
July 3, 2012
Hyperlink: http://www.wbaltv.com/weather/Expert-Underground-electric-lines-could-fix-power-troubles/-/9380898/15384370/-/115dpou/-/index.html#comments One of the big questions following a massive power outage in Washington, D.C., Baltimore and surrounding suburbs is: should all powerlines be buried underground? CHHS Director Michael Greenberger, who is also a member of the International Energy Forum’s Independent Expert Group, makes the logistical and financial argument to put powerlines ...
June 4, 2012
Via C-SPAN video – "Michael Greenberger talked about emergency preparedness and, with the 2012 hurricane season starting the previous day, how well the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) was prepared to handle disasters and its current budget. He responded to a video clip of Press Secretary Jay Carney speaking on Wednesday, ...
May 11, 2012
CHHS Founding Director Michael Greenberger appeared on several local television stations in Baltimore and Washington, D.C. to discuss the Warren Weinstein case. The Rockville, Md. native is a foreign aid worker who was kidnapped by Al-Qaeda in Pakistan last year. The terrorist group released a video of the man as ...
May 2, 2012
Hyperlink: http://vimeo.com/41414403 http://vimeo.com/41414481 The first week of May 2012 marks one year since U.S. Special Forces raided Osama bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan and shot the Al Qaeda leader to death. Baltimore news outlets WJZ-TV and WBAL-TV turned to CHHS Director Michael Greenberger for his perspective on what the anniversary means for the ...
April 30, 2012
CHHS congratulates Policy Analyst Patrick Rose on being named an Emerging Leader in the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s Emerging Leaders in Biosecurity Initiative. The initiative “was created to identify and support the next generation of leaders in this exciting, challenging, and multidisciplinary field.” The Emerging Leaders Initiative will work to ...
April 27, 2012
Once described as a nice, normal suburban teenager, former Maryland resident Majid Khan soon became an al Qaeda operative planning attacks in the U.S. and abroad. WJZ-TV wanted to take a closer look at the case and they turned to CHHS Founder and Director Michael Greenberger for perspective.
March 16, 2012
From Law Practice Today: Link no longer available CHHS staff members Marcus Rauschecker, Nishamarie Sherry, Peter Fox, Lori Romer Stone, Peter Suh, David Mandell, Karla Schaffer and Ulka Ghanta contributed articles to the American Bar Association’s monthly webzine, Law Practice Today.
March 13, 2012
The alleged murders of 16 innocent Afghani civilians, 9 of whom were children, at the hands of a U.S. soldier has President Obama apologizing and the Taliban calling for revenge. CHHS Senior Law and Policy Analyst Anthony Villa appeared on FOX 45’s morning show to explore the impacts this shooting will ...
March 13, 2012
CHHS Associate Director Adrian Wilairat spoke to WBAL about a student’s online threats to open fire on University of Maryland’s campus. He touched on why a campus wide alert was not issued and how individuals were able to help law enforcement with the case.
March 12, 2012
CHHS Founder and Director Michael Greenberger discuss the global impact of the “Kony 2012” video. Greenberger hopes this movement leads to similar efforts to put a spotlight on other human rights violations happening around the world.
March 5, 2012
Hyperlink: http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2012-03-03/news/bs-md-college-alert-20120303_1_alert-system-campus-police-campuses-struggle CHHS Senior Policy Analyst Vernon Herron told The Baltimore Sun issuing college campus-wide alerts is never a bad thing. The 27-year veteran of the Maryland State Police went on to say, "it’s easy to come back and say, ‘All’s clear.’ If you have to think about sending an alert, you ...
March 1, 2012
CHHS Founder and Director Michael Greenberger and Senior Law & Policy Analyst Anthony Villa appeared in The Chicago Tribune, The Baltimore Sun, WBAL-TV and WJZ-TV examining the impact of the guilty plea by Majid Khan. The former Baltimore County resident admits to his role in bombings and plotting other potential attacks with al-Qaeda leaders, namely ...
February 29, 2012
Hyperlink: http://www.law360.com/articles/311712/us-faces-tough-fight-to-extradite-megaupload-founder Associate Director Adrian Wilairat explains extraditing embattled Megaupload.com founder Kim Dotcom to the U.S. to face charges may largely depend upon a judge’s interpretation of international laws and UN treaties. This is a cybersecurity case where internet piracy is colliding with outdated international copyright laws.
Vernon Herron Appears in National and Local Media to Analyze Impact of Supreme Court Ruling on GPS Usage by Police Officers
January 24, 2012
The U.S.Supreme Court ruled the use of GPS technology by police officers to track the vehicular movements of suspected criminals without a warrant violates the 4th Amendment. Vernon Herron spoke to the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, WBAL-TV, MSNBC.com and WUSA-TV about the impact the ruling may have on police investigations.
January 24, 2012
Hyperlink: http://mdmorn.wordpress.com/2012/01/24/124121-al-shabab-and-craig-baxom/ Senior Law & Policy Analyst Anthony Villa was a guest on WYPR’s Maryland Morning with Sheilah Kast to analyze the legal implications of the Craig Baxam case and to discuss what’s next for the ex-US soldier who was recently arrested in Kenya and now charged with providing materials to terrorist group Al-Shabab.
January 19, 2012
On January 13th, CHHS teamed up with the District of Columbia's Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency to host the city's first Continuity of Operations (COOP) Planning Summit. A COOP plan is designed to ensure that a governmental agency can continue its most essential functions following a man-made or natural emergency. DC Mayor Vincent Gray's office wants every ...
January 10, 2012
Hyperlink: http://wbal.com/article/85354/10/template-marylandsnewsnow/Bio-Preparedness-Is-On-The-Docket-For-2012 Public Health Program Manager Earl Stoddard spoke to WBAL-TV and WBAL-AM 1090 about the running theme of the 2012 MARCE Conference: the lack of federal funding for bioterrorism preparedness in the U.S. and the mid-Atlantic region.