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.
February 8, 2013
CHHS Director Michael Greenberger discusses the use of drone strikes with a focus on the ambiguous nature of the current policy. Greenberger highlights the Obama administration's need to balance the protection of individual rights and the ability to stop terrorists. Listen to the interview here.
January 7, 2013
Hyperlink: http://www.wypr.org/podcast/midday-weekly-review-friday-january-4-12-1-pm Following the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, WYPR's "Midday with Dan Rodricks" explored the issue of the mentally ill's access to firearms. CHHS Founder and Director Michael Greenberger joined Maryland State Delegate Sandy Rosenberg to discuss a timely report by a Maryland task force charged with ...
December 17, 2012
Senior Policy Analyst Vernon Herron and Exercise Program Manager Christina Crue offered their expertise on security measures for schools and other public buildings during the media's coverage of the deadly school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut on December 14th, 2012. Herron and Crue both discussed the need to strengthen security protocols ...
November 13, 2012
Hyperlink: http://http://www.wbaltv.com/news/maryland/military/Md-expert-weighs-in-on-Petraeus-investigation/-/15159352/17383856/-/ql8fq7z/-/index.html CHHS Founder & Director Michael Greenberger offers his legal and homeland security expertise to weigh in on the latest developments on the FBI investigation that led to the resignation of CIA Director David Petraeus.
November 8, 2012
Policy Analyst Dr. Patrick Rose appeared on Baltimore's CBS Television outlet several times as more information came out about the pharmaceutical company at the center of a nationwide meningitis outbreak. Dr. Rose underscored the importance of more oversight ability by the FDA to avoid future outbreaks caused by medicinal steroid ...
September 19, 2012
Hyperlink: http://on.today.com/PT5JE3 You've never seen a workplace safety training video like this. In light of recent office and school shootings, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security is funding a new training video for the city of Houston that teaches people how to respond to such an incident. CHHS Senior Policy Analyst told ...
September 12, 2012
Hyperlink: http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/bs-md-911-upgrades-20120902,0,4385127.story CHHS Senior Policy Analyst Vernon Herron tells The Baltimore Sun new 911 technology may not necessarily improve emergency response.
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.