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Arnold Bogis

Arnold Bogis

Former Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

 

Experience

Arnold Bogis’ research interests include radiological and nuclear terrorism as well as homeland security strategy, preparedness and response, intelligence and risk analysis. Prior to joining BCSIA, he was a policy analyst for a Department of Homeland Security grant at George Washington University’s Homeland Security Policy Institute that developed policy and educational tools related to emergency medical service response to terrorism and natural disasters.

Bogis previously held the position of Research Associate and Assistant to the Director at the Institute for Communitarian Policy Studies, focusing on issues of nuclear terrorism, homeland security, and post-conflict reconstruction. In an earlier period at BCSIA, he worked as a research associate studying nuclear, biological, and other terrorism-related topics.

He received a B.A. in Physics from Johns Hopkins University and a M.A. in Security Policy Studies from the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University.

 

 

By Date

 

2011

March 21, 2011

Japan Nuclear Crisis Resources

Media Feature

By Arnold Bogis, Former Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Arnold Bogis has prepared the following list of resources for news and analysis of developments at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.

 

2010

Liz Roll

September 17, 2010

Supply and Demand: The Case for Community Medical Resiliency

Policy Brief

By Gregg Lord and Arnold Bogis, Former Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Despite the knowledge that we have less medical capacity now on a per capita basis, policy makers and emergency planners still fail to adequately address the most important aspect of emergency management: the ability to provide care to citizens during a catastrophe.

 

2009

AP Photo

July 24, 2009

White House Homeland Security Council Urges Nuclear Attack Response Planning

Op-Ed, Emergency Management

By Arnold Bogis, Former Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Ready or Not?, a yearly analysis of preparedness for health emergencies that's released by the nonprofit Trust for America's Health, found that "surge capacity remains the largest threat to the nation's ability to respond to a major catastrophe." Local, and specifically, regional abilities to care for the wounded will be vital just after a nuclear terrorist attack. Unfortunately many communities haven't gotten the point.

 

 

AP Photo

May 13, 2009

Planning for Nuclear Terrorism as Well as the Flu

Op-Ed, The Huffington Post

By Arnold Bogis, Former Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Every day brings news about the spread of swine flu in the U.S. and instability in Pakistan. It is too early to tell how either story will end, but we are prepared to deal with the potential consequences of only one of these situations.

 

 

March 27, 2009

Belfer Center’s Arnold Bogis Helps Develop Educational Video Game to Train First Responders

Press Release

By Arnold Bogis, Former Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center Fellow Arnold Bogis provided policy analysis during the development of "Zero Hour: America’s Medic," a video game-based learning tool recently released by George Washington University’s National Emergency Medical Services Preparedness Initiative (NEMSPI). “Zero Hour” is designed to train and exercise Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and other first responder communities through a series of virtual simulations based on planning scenarios developed by the Department of Homeland Security.

 

 

AP Photo

March 11, 2009

Applying the "Obama Model" for Homeland Security

Op-Ed, The Huffington Post

By Arnold Bogis, Former Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

"What if a politician were to see his job as that of an organizer, as part teacher and part advocate, one who does not sell voters short but who educates them about the real choices before them?"

President Obama spoke these words to a Chicago reporter in 1995, and his presidential victory was due in large part to a community-organizer strategy. This approach should be applied to homeland security.

 

2008

AP Photo

April 21, 2008

"Marathon as Dry-Run Disaster"

Op-Ed, Boston Globe

By Arnold Bogis, Former Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

As practice for actual disasters and emergencies, Boston Emergency Medical Service (BEMS) uses large events like the Boston Marathon to test new safety and emergency techniques.

 

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