World of Security, Risk, and Resilience

The World of Security, Risk, and Resilience is a world that helps students prepare for, protect against, respond to, and recover from a growing array of natural and human-caused risks and threats in New York State and around the world. Network with the professionals working to keep New Yorkers safe while engaging in hands-on training and simulations and be a part of research on emergency preparedness, homeland security, and cybersecurity.

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As a member of an L-LC you will have a built in community of friends and colleagues right from the start by living on the same hall and taking classes together!

Friends: Study and socialize with fellow L-LC members. Tackle those first-year courses with your friends by forming study groups where you live!

World Ambassadors: "Learn the ropes" from peers selected from last year's most engaged L-LC students. If you stay an engaged student within your L-LC, you could become a World Ambassador your sophomore year!

Community Assistant: Meet weekly with an upper-class/graduate student to plan or attend social, academic, and community service events.

Lead Faculty Member: Get to know a member of the faculty outside of the classroom at weekly lunches in your own dining hall!
World of Security, Risk, and Resilience Lead Faculty: Professor Brian Nussbaum
Weekly L-LC Lunch: Thursdays 12:10am - 1:05pm

Academic Advisor: TBD

World Representatives: Leadership opportunities abound in the L-LCs! Earn a spot as a World Representative by being a leader in your L-LC! World Representatives are elected by the L-LC in October to represent the group at meetings throughout the academic year. This could be you!

Eligibility: The World of Security, Risk, and Resilience is open to incoming freshmen who are intending on majoring or minoring in Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security, and Cybersecurity.

What does the World of Security, Risk, and Resilience do?

The World of Security, Risk, and Resilience will take some courses together in the Fall and Spring semesters of freshman year and attend security-themed events together.

Fall 2017 L-LC Courses
Freshman Seminar: World or Security, Risk, and Resilience
CEHC 101: Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security, & Cybersecurity

Spring 2018 L-LC Courses
Writing and Critical Inquiry 110

Examples of co-curricular events:

  • Tour NYS centers and offices that respond to disasters
  • Meet with the Director of Experiential Education and External Partnerships to get a leg up on interesting and career-opening hands-on learning opportunities.
  • Explore different options for majors and associated careers in emergency preparedness, homeland security, and cybersecurity