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When It Comes to Global Health, Emergency Management Is Much More Than Emergency Response

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

In the field of Emergency Management, there is a continuous cycle of activity that consists of four phases: preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation. When effectively followed, the Emergency Management cycle ensures that long and short term goals are set to reduce the potential damage and loss associated with emergency situations. In our daily lives, we don’t just accept having a...

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A Perspective on the P5+1 Nuclear Agreement with Iran: Prospect for Active International Cooperation in Science and Engineering

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Engineering and science, as an ultimate human intellectual endeavor, has always risen above political and diplomatic affairs. The instrumental role of scientists and engineers in helping diplomacy is attested in the recent P5+1 nuclear negotiations with Iran.The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), which was agreed upon between the P5+1 countries and Iran in 2014, foresees international...

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Natural Infectious Disease Outbreaks: People’s Bravery and Hope for the Future

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

At the forefront of 2014’s Ebola outbreak that spread fear throughout Africa and the world, Médecins sans Frontières (MSF) warned: “We are facing an epidemic of a magnitude never before seen in terms of the distribution of cases in a country.”  Ebola was confirmed in Guinea and Liberia and quickly spread to Sierra Leone. What was different this time compared to previous...

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