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The Boston Marathon bombings a decade later: An inside look at lessons learned

March 20th @ 1:00 pm - 1:50 pm

Presented jointly with the National Preparedness Leadership Initiative at Harvard University

On April 15, 2013, two explosions rocked the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Within minutes, authorities from multiple jurisdictions launched an extraordinary collaborative effort to treat victims, clear crowds, track down the bombers, and calm a rattled city. Researchers would later call that approach “swarm leadership.” A decade later, we bring together leaders from the front lines and emergency preparedness experts to tell the inside story of the response. Our panelists will share key lessons learned and explore how the principles and practices implemented in Boston can help us prepare for future crises. 

Register for free to submit your questions.   

An on-demand video will be posted after the event. 


Leonard Marcus, Founding Co-Director of the National Preparedness Leadership Initiative, Harvard University, and Founding Director of the Program for Health Care Negotiation and Conflict Resolution

Eric McNulty, Associate Director, National Preparedness Leadership Initiative, Harvard University

S. Atyia Martin, CEO, All Aces, and Former Director, Office of Public Health Preparedness, Boston Public Health Commission 

Richard Serino, Distinguished Senior Fellow, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; FEMA’s Eighth Deputy Administrator; and Former Chief of Boston Emergency Medical Services 

Juliette Kayyem, Robert and Renee Belfer Senior Lecturer and Faculty Chair of the Homeland Security and Security and Global Health Projects, Harvard Kennedy School; National security analyst for CNN  


Date: March 20th
Time: 1:00 pm - 1:50 pm
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