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Crisis Communication Strategies for Emergency and Crisis Management Officials

Explore the crisis communication techniques emergency and crisis management officials use to save lives and mitigate negative impacts during crises.

Monday, June 14, 2021

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The Role of the National Guard in Disaster Response

What’s the role of the National Guard in disaster response? Explore how the National Guard prepares for and responds to natural and human-made disasters."

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

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Dean Dr. Susan Gooden: Fighting Injustice through Education

I'm excited to now be Dean of the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs; I had an opportunity to serve as interim dean for the past two years and I've been a member of the faculty since 2004. So I feel like I have a good sense of the school. We have a tremendous group of colleagues; students love our location in Richmond.

Thursday, August 27, 2020

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Dean Dr. Susan Gooden: Takes on COVID-19 and the Worldwide Pandemic

Transitioning into her new role as Dean of VCU’s L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs, Dr. Susan Gooden brings with her decades of experience. Dr. Gooden’s hands-on approach to teaching combined with her determination, optimism and social literacy makes her the ideal leader to elevate the institution and its nation-leading programs. Be it the pandemic or the recent focus on social and racial equity across the nation, Dr. Gooden’s knowledge and professional background affords her insight into the most important issues facing our nation today, an insight that Dr. Gooden is eager to share with the VCU community.

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

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Common Cyber Threats: Malware, Ransomware and Cyber Interference Operations

Cyber security threats have increased dramatically in recent years. Explore the types of cyber threats and learn how to mitigate the impact of cyber attacks.

Monday, March 23, 2020

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How to Become an Intelligence Officer

Interested in learning how to become an intelligence officer? Explore VCU’s Master of Arts in Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness program.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

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What Is Homeland Security in the U.S.?

What is homeland security? Discover how Virginia Commonwealth University’s Online M.A. in Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness empowers graduates to protect the nation.

Sunday, December 8, 2019

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What Is a Homeland Security Degree?

What is a homeland security degree? Check out the exciting career opportunities that await those who hold a homeland security master’s degree from VCU.

Monday, December 2, 2019

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What Is Domestic Terrorism?

Learn what domestic terrorism is and how homeland security and emergency preparedness professionals work to keep Americans safe from this evolving threat.

Friday, November 29, 2019

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5 Challenges of Protecting Critical Infrastructure

Critical infrastructure protection is a rewarding challenge. Learn how to train for careers in the vital fields of homeland security or emergency preparedness.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019