A Research-Based Introduction
Edited By Alexander Siedschlag
11 Homeland Security within a School of Public Affairs
Homeland Security within a School of Public Affairs
STEVEN A. PETERSON
In February 2004, a set of faculty from across five disciplines (political science, public policy, public administration, criminal justice, and sociology) at Penn State Harrisburg developed a concept paper for active programming in homeland security. Some excerpts from that document:
Concept PaperCenter for Homeland Security and Terrorism StudiesPenn State HarrisburgFebruary 2004
[…] We propose a Center housed in the School of Public Affairs at Penn State Harrisburg that has as its mission research and enhanced public awareness of terrorism and homeland security.
The School of Public Affairs at Penn State Harrisburg is well-suited to be the sponsor of such a Center. It is located near the capital of one of the largest states in the nation, Pennsylvania, and is only 120 miles from the nation’s capital. The Central Pennsylvania region is home to a number of military and defense installations and is a critical point in the major east/west and north/south transportation arteries in the eastern United States. Its long-established relationship with the U.S. Army War College (AWC) at Carlisle, 23 miles from its Middletown campus, provides an opportunity to work with military personnel who share an interest in the subject. With an interdisciplinary faculty comprised of specialists in [Political Science], Public Policy, Public Administration, Health Care Administration, and Criminal Justice, it can bring a variety of perspectives to bear on issues...
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