Global Crisis Leadership Forum
The Global Crisis Leadership Forum is a joint initiative of the IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law and IU's School of Public and Environmental Affairs. This unique interdisciplinary partnership aims to develop a community of practice by bringing together experts and practitioners in the field of global crisis management. The forum organizes workshops, forum discussions, and training programs that enhance individual and institutional resiliency to both man-made and natural crises and disasters. This project builds upon both schools' outstanding track record of producing leaders in the governmental, nonprofit, and judicial sectors. By broadly focusing on the strategic, legal, and operational issues involved in crisis management, the Forum will help advance the academic field of global crisis management that is still in an embryonic stage.
The Forum will provide students on the IUPUI campus with excellent opportunities to test and develop their own crisis management skills through a biennial simulation exercise in which students work side by side with experts in the field to respond to a series of simulated crises.
By bringing distinguished speakers from around the world to the Indianapolis campus, the Forum will offer students and members of the public the opportunity to meet individuals who have served in key leadership positions managing international crises. We aim to engage the public in discussions about the challenges faced by leaders throughout the international community as they aim to protect public safety while preserving civil liberties.
Our annual Summer Leadership Institute will help to elevate the crisis decision-making skills of members of the Midwestern public safety community.