New York University Skip to Content Skip to Search Skip to Navigation Skip to Sub Navigation

Forum Will Examine Shared Public & Private Sector Risks to Critical Infrastructure

April 5, 2011

The public and private sectors share many common risks. Natural hazards, cyber-threats, might be more effectively addressed on a collaborative public/private basis. Additionally, interdependencies between the public and private sectors are heightened by technology, globalization, shared services and customers. Yet historically there has been a significant cultural divide between the public and private sectors – each perceiving the other from different perspectives. Furthermore, clear legal and political impediments often exist to public – private collaboration. Nonetheless, successful public-private partnerships have increasingly taken hold in a number of instances. What are the lessons to be learned? What are the key principles to be adopted most especially in the arena of critical infrastructure?

This subject will be the focus of a forum that will be held on Tuesday, April, 5, at the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service (295 Lafayette Street, at the corner of Houston Street, 2nd Floor, New York, N.Y.). The event begins at 3:00 p.m. and is open to the press and public.

Speakers will include:

Douglas Smith, Assistant Secretary for the Private Sector, U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Todd M. Keil, Assistant Secretary for Infrastructure Protection, U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Respondents will include:

Carl Weisbrod, Partner, HR&A, a leading policy, economic development and planning consulting firms.

John Gershman, Associate Professor of Public Service, NYU Wagner & Associate Director, NYU Global MPH Program.

Rae Zimmerman, Professor of Planning and Public Administration & Director, Institute for Civil Infrastructure Systems, NYU Wagner.

William G. Raisch, Director of the International Center for Enterprise Preparedness at NYU.

This Press Release is in the following Topics:
Around the Square, Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service

Type: Press Release

Press Contact: Robert Polner | (212) 998-2337

orum Will Examine Shared Public & Private Sector Risks to Critical Infrastructure

Search News

NYU In the News

NYU Received a Record Number of Applications

Capital New York reported NYU received a record 60,322 applications for the class of 2019, an increase of about 15 percent since last year.

NYU Students Help City Crack Down on Hookah Bars

Capital New York reported that NYU students helped New York City crack down on hookah bars that illegally include tobacco in their hookahs:

Rudin Center Study Says Mass Transit Helps Economic Mobility

The Wall Street Journal wrote about a report by Wagner’s Rudin Center that showed that mass transit could be more important than education in determining economic mobility.

Brennan Center Report Says Campaign Spending Has Jumped

Frontline did a piece about a report by the Brennan Center for Justice that said that campaign spending by outside groups has more than doubled in the last five years.

NYU’s Dorms Ranked Among the Best in the Nation ranked NYU’s student residences third in the country in its list of best college dorms.


NYU Footer