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Collaborative Risk Assessment and Emergency Response:

OSAC and You

NAFSA: Association of International Educators

Los Angeles, California

May 27, 2009

http://studyabroad.msu.edu/safety/presentations/collaborative_risk_assessment_LA_NAFSA.html

presenters
Presenters

Julie Friend

International Analyst for Travel Health, Safety and Security

Office of Study Abroad and Int’l Studies and Programs

Michigan State University

[email protected]

Landes Holbrook

International Security Advisor

Kennedy Center for International Studies

Brigham Young University

[email protected]

Elena Carrington

Research Information and Support Center Analyst

Overseas Security Advisory Council

U.S. Department of State

[email protected]

Inés DeRomaña

Principal AnalystSafety, Security and Health Affairs

Education Abroad Program Systemwide Office

University of California

[email protected]

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what is osac
What is OSAC?

Yesterday…

  • Created: 1985
  • Promote security cooperation
    • American private sector worldwide and the U.S. Government

Today…

  • Joint venture
  • Current constituency
    • over 5,000 private sector organizations
    • over 100 local OSAC country councils

Yesterday…

  • Created: 1985
  • Promote security cooperation
    • American private sector worldwide and the U.S. Government

Today…

  • Joint venture
  • Current constituency
    • over 5,000 private sector organizations
    • over 100 local OSAC country councils

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osac s strategic objectives
OSAC’s Strategic Objectives
  • Establish continuing liaisonbetween the U.S. government and the private sector
  • Provide regular and timely exchange of security information in the overseas environment
  • Provide guidance such as “best practices” for coordinated security planning and implementation
  • Protectthe global competitiveness of American organizations operating overseas

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osac executive council
OSAC Executive Council
  • 30 Private Sector Organizations
    • Including academic institutions, NGOs, and faith- based institutions
  • Technical Advisors
    • U.S. Government Agencies
  • Co-Chaired by Director of Diplomatic Security and Private Sector Representative
  • Meet quarterly to create and implement OSAC’s strategic plan
    • HELD ACCOUNTABLE to private sector needs

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college and university challenges abroad
College and University Challenges Abroad
  • Crime
  • Civil Unrest
  • Terrorism
  • Political Violence
  • Illness/Injury

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research and information support center
Research and Information Support Center
  • 15 Analysts
    • Regional coverage
    • Major events
    • Information security
  • Outreach
    • Phone, email, in-office consultations
    • Event threat assessments
    • Travel to region
    • 24-hr crisis management

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how risc analysts can help
How RISC Analysts can help

Moscow

  • Arrange appointments with USG staff abroad
    • South Africa (BYU)
    • India (MSU)
    • United Kingdom (BYU/MSU)
  • Assist with program assessment or evaluation
    • South Africa (UC/BYU)
    • Russia (BYU)
    • Madagascar (MSU)

South Africa

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how analysts can help cont
How analysts can help, cont.
  • Education and training
    • Annual Brief, Washington, DC
    • Analyst training (BYU)
    • Campus visits (St. Johns Univ)
    • Combined travel (MSU)
  • Connect colleagues/institutions
    • Israel (MSU)
    • Africa group (UC/UM)

Agra, India

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how analysts can help cont10
How analysts can help, cont.
  • Cross education and training
    • Invite analysts to US program location abroad
      • Helps increase awareness

OSAC Analysts at the 2008 Annual Briefing in Washington, DC

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study abroad safety and security seminars
Study Abroad Safety and Security Seminars

Free, One-day Events

Generally One Per Semester

  • Pepperdine University
  • George Washington University
  • Brigham Young University
  • Michigan State University
  • Georgia Tech University
  • Paris, France
  • Texas Tech University
  • University of Washington
  • London, England
  • New York – Fall 2009
    • (date/location TBA)

Interested in hosting? Contact Elena!

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osac website
Daily News

Email Newsletters

Travel Warnings

Warden Messages

Analytic Reports

Situation updates

Incident PowerPoints

Event Announcements

Risk Assessments

OSAC Website

http://www.osac.gov

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how the website can help
Featured Stories

Recent Reports

How the website can help
  • Critical news events
    • Notice and direct link
  • Crime and safety reports
    • Site assessment
    • Orientation materials
    • Emergency planning
  • Webinars/PowerPoints
    • Invite or forward
  • Consular updates
    • Share with students/on-site staff

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special interest page academia
Special Interest Page: Academia

https://www.osac.gov/majorEvents/index.cfm

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how the website can help cont
How the website can help, cont.
  • Hot Topics
    • Mexico border
    • Israel/Gaza
    • Australia Bikie Gangs
  • Sample guidelines/plans
    • Contingency/evacuation
    • Personal security
  • Major events
    • Beijing Olympics
    • World Cup 2010

Costa Rica

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incident reporting confidential
Incident Reporting - CONFIDENTIAL
  • To report incidents or critical issues affecting operations overseas
  • Select categories that relate to the incident from the list of available categories
  • Add any additional details regarding the incident in the space provided

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how incident reports help
How incident reports help
  • Track trends
  • Provide warning signs to potentially affected institutions
    • Germany, Russia & Eastern Europe (Skinheads)
    • Spain (“targeted” mugging)
    • India (Hyderabad bombings; Mumbai attacks)
    • Guatemala (hijacking)

Guatemala

Slovakia

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country councils
Country Councils

http://London.osac.gov

  • Goal: Enhance security information exchange
    • Private sector and Embassy
  • Meeting Content
    • Information-Sharing and Networking
    • Discussing Best Practices
    • Recognizing Trends
    • Handling Crises
    • Rumor Control
    • Education Subcommittee

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how country councils help
How country councils help
  • Resident Directors in country welcome and useful contributors to Country Councils
    • Provide immediate access to
      • Regional Security Officer (RSO)
      • Changing conditions
      • Security professionals in the private sector
    • Collaborate on addressing shared concerns
      • IFSA Butler in San José, Costa Rica
    • Offer extra support layer during extreme crisis

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crisis management
Crisis Management
  • Information Sharing
    • Duty officer and regional analyst
    • Post-incident report
  • Benchmarking
    • Private sector response
  • Evacuation
    • USG efforts
    • Transportation information

London

Mumbai

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student emergencies
Student Emergencies
  • Disappearance
    • China (BYU)
    • Cambodia (UC)
    • Burma (UC)
  • Illness, Injury or Death
    • France (UC)
    • France (MSU)
  • Natural Disaster
    • China (BYU/UC)

Paris

Chengdu, China

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student emergencies continued
Student Emergencies, continued
  • Political Unrest
    • Bolivia (BYU)
  • Victim of Crime
    • Ghana (BYU)
  • Terrorism
    • Spain 04 (UC)
    • London 05 (MSU)

Madrid

London

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student emergencies continued23
Student Emergencies, continued
  • Evacuations
    • Georgia
    • Lebanon

Lebanon

Above two photos provided by John Hudson, MSU NPR Intern in Tbilisi, Georgia, August ’08

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resources
Resources
  • U.S. Embassy
    • Regional Security Officer
    • Consular Affairs
    • American Citizen Services
  • OSAC
    • Regional Coordinators
    • www.osac.gov
    • Country Council websites

- e.g. http://London.osac.gov

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ready to join
Ready to Join?
  • Any institution that is incorporated in the United States can become a constituent
  • www.osac.gov
  • Click “Join OSAC”
  • For password information, email any analyst or our general account

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osac annual briefing
OSAC Annual Briefing
  • November 18-19, 2009
  • Washington, DC
  • Registration begins in September, 2009

Join Inés, Julie and Landes in representing the education abroad community

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questions
Questions?

Elena Carrington

Overseas Security Advisory Council

U.S. Department of State

[email protected]

Inés DeRomaña

Education Abroad Program Systemwide Office

University of California

[email protected]

Julie Friend

Office of Study Abroad and Int’l Studies and Programs

Michigan State University

[email protected]

Landes Holbrook

Kennedy Center for International Studies

Brigham Young University

[email protected]

http://studyabroad.msu.edu/safety/presentations/collaborative_risk_assessment_LA_NAFSA.html

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