A Closer Look at Incorporating International Students Into Emergency Management and Planning
Presenters: Amy Banks, U.S. Department of Education, Office of Safe and Healthy
Students; Jeffrey Afman, Director, Office of Counterterrorism and Security
Preparedness, Federal Emergency Management Agency; Lauren Kielsmeier, Executive
Director for Academic Engagement, U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS),
Rachel Canty, Associate Deputy Director, DHS, U.S. Immigration and Customs
Enforcement (ICE); and Nancy McCarthy, Consular Officer, U.S. Department of
State (DoS), Bureau of Consular Affairs.
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On Wednesday September 25, 2013 the U.S. Department of Education’s (ED) Office
of Safe and Healthy Students (OSHS) and the Readiness and Emergency Management
(REMS) Technical Assistance (TA) Center hosted a webinar that provided an
in-depth review of the “A Closer Look” section of the Obama Administration’s
recently released Guide for
Developing High-Quality Emergency Operations Plans for Institutions of Higher
Education. This new Guide, developed by ED in collaboration with the
U.S. Departments of Homeland Security (DHS), led by the Federal Emergency
Management Agency (FEMA); Justice (DOJ), led by the Federal Bureau of
Investigation (FBI); and Health and Human Services, represent the culmination of
years of work by the Federal government.
This webinar provided participants with information that will help inform
Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs) as they seek to incorporate the unique
needs of international students into their Emergency Operations Plan (EOP). The
presentation will assist IHEs in considering specific actions to aid in the
appropriate and timely handling of international student issues during and prior
to an emergency.
This 34-minute webinar session included a live PowerPoint presentation, as well
as a Question and Answer session following the presentation.
All webinar recordings are played back through
either Adobe Connect Pro using an online Internet connection or
through a video player on your screen.