6 April – 9 April 2021 – Events in Lebanon and the United States over the last 10 months have conclusively demonstrated that leaders do not have the luxury of responding to crises one at a time. Whether grappling with global pandemics, national disasters, or violent extremism, states must constantly seek capacity resilience which allows them to prioritize and respond to multi-layered crises. The NESA Center led a virtual program that focused on Navigating a Multi-crisis Environment to help participants identify the parameters of the dominant contemporary crises, while also developing mechanisms to prioritize responses and skills for managing requests for aid. This short program led by Professor Jennifer Jefferis and moderated by Professor Michael Sharnoff exposed participants to a myriad of issues that currently characterize the international security environment and provided a forum for discussion and conversation about opportunities for cooperation and action.
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