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POLS-Flynn-webStephen Flynn
Political Science
Northeastern University

Dr. Stephen Flynn is a professor of political science, founding director of the Center for Resilience Studies, and co-director of the George J. Kostas Research Institute for Homeland Security at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. In September 2014 he was appointed by Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson to serve a member of the Homeland Security Science and Technology Advisory Council (HSSTAC).

Before joining the faculty at Northeastern University, Dr. Flynn served as President of the Center for National Policy. Prior to that he spent a decade as a senior fellow for National Security Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. Dr. Flynn is recognized as one of the world’s leading experts on enterprise resilience, critical infrastructure assurance, and transportation and supply chain security and resilience. He holds research affiliations with the Wharton School’s Risk Management and Decision Processes Center, Columbia University’s National Disaster Preparedness Center, and the Homeland Security Studies and Analysis Institute. He received the M.A.L.D. and Ph.D. degrees from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, in 1990 and 1991.

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