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					                                                      NAFSA: California, 2009




          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
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Presenters
Elena Carrington                         Julie Friend
   Research Information and                 International Analyst for Travel
   Support Center Analyst                   Health, Safety and Security
   Overseas Security Advisory               Office of Study Abroad and Int’l
   Council                                  Studies and Programs
   U.S. Department of State                 Michigan State University
   CarringtonEA@state.gov
                                            friendju@msu.edu
Inés DeRomaña
   Principal Analyst                     Landes Holbrook
   Safety, Security and Health             International Security Advisor
   Affairs                                 Kennedy Center for International
   Education Abroad Program                Studies
   Systemwide Office
                                           Brigham Young University
   University of California
                                           landes_holbrook@byu.edu
   ideromana@eap.ucop.edu
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What is OSAC?
 Yesterday…
 o Created: 1985
 o Promote security cooperation
   American private sector worldwide and the U.S.
    Government

 Today…
 o Joint venture
 o Current constituency
   over 5,000 private sector organizations
   over 100 local OSAC country councils
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OSAC’s Strategic Objectives
 • Establish continuing liaison between 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

 • Protect the global competitiveness of American
   organizations operating overseas
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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

• Crime

• Civil Unrest

• Terrorism

• Political Violence

• Illness/Injury
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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                                                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.
• Education and training
  – Annual Brief, Washington, DC
  – Analyst training (BYU)
  – Campus visits (St. Johns Univ)
  – Combined travel (MSU)
• Connect colleagues/institutions
  – Israel (MSU)                                                  Agra, India

  – Africa group (UC/UM)
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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
                                          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!                                    11

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OSAC Website
                             http://www.osac.gov
• Daily News
• Email Newsletters
• Travel Warnings
• Warden Messages
• Analytic Reports
   – Situation updates

   – Incident

     PowerPoints
• Event Announcements
• Risk Assessments
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Featured Stories


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   How the website can help
    • Critical news events
          – Notice and direct link
    • Crime and safety reports                    BOLIVIA CONGRESS SETS DATE FOR GENERAL
                                                  ELECTIONS- DECEMBER
                                                  Americas - Bolivia After weeks of enduring cajoling and threats that culminated in a

          – Site assessment
                                                  hunger strike by President Evo Morales, Bolivia's congress on Tuesday approved a law
                                                  allowing him to run for re-election in December. more...
                                                  ANTI-AIRCRAFT MACHINE GUN NETS MEXICO ARREST

          – Orientation materials
                                                  Americas - Mexico Mexican authorities arrested a woman guarding an arsenal that
                                                  included the first anti-aircraft machine gun seized in Mexico, police said Tuesday, as the
                                                  army announced the capture of an alleged top drug cartel lieutenant. more...
                                                  CHAVEZ APPOINTS OFFICIAL TO GOVERN CARACAS
          – Emergency planning                    Americas - Venezuela President Hugo Chavez has appointed a member of his ruling
                                                  party as the top authority in Venezuela's capital. more...
                                                  THAILAND REVOKES THAKSIN PASSPORT OVER
    • Webinars/PowerPoints                        PROTESTS
                                                  East Asia / Pacific - Thailand Thailand revoked the passport of Thaksin Shinawatra on
                                                  Wednesday, escalating a campaign against the fugitive former premier and his allies for

          – Invite or forward                     allegedly inciting deadly anti-government protests. more...
                                                  ARRESTS OVER 'RADIOACTIVE' SALE
                                                  Europe - Ukraine Three men have been held in Ukraine for allegedly trying to sell


    • Consular updates
                                                  radioactive material that could be used to make a "dirty bomb", security officials
                                                  say. more...
                                                  TIGHT SECURITY FOR FOREIGNERS, SCHOOLS AND
                                                  COLLEGES ORDERED
          – Share with students/on-site           South / Central Asia - Pakistan The Punjab government has ordered law enforcement
                                                  agencies to provide foolproof security to educational institutes, government offices and
                                                  foreigners, a private TV channel reported. more...
            staff
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Special Interest Page:
Academia




https://www.osac.gov/majorEvents/index.cfm
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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
 Costa Rica
                             – World Cup 2010                                15

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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
• Track trends
• Provide warning signs to
  potentially affected
  institutions                                 Guatemala


  – Germany, Russia & Eastern
    Europe (Skinheads)
  – Spain (“targeted” mugging)
  – India (Hyderabad bombings;
    Mumbai attacks)
  – Guatemala (hijacking)    Slovakia
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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
• 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
• Information Sharing
   Duty officer and regional
    analyst
   Post-incident report                                             London

• Benchmarking
   Private sector response
• Evacuation
   USG efforts
   Transportation information
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Student Emergencies
                                    • Disappearance
                                         – China (BYU)
                                         – Cambodia (UC)
                                         – Burma (UC)
Paris                               • Illness, Injury or Death
                                         – France (UC)
                                         – France (MSU)
                                    • Natural Disaster
                                         – China (BYU/UC)
        Chengdu, China                                                                  21

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Student Emergencies,                          continued

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

• Evacuations
  – Georgia
  – Lebanon


                   Lebanon




                                 Above two photos provided by John Hudson,
                                 MSU NPR Intern in Tbilisi, Georgia, August ’08   23

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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?
• 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
                           • 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?
Elena Carrington                      Julie Friend
   Overseas Security Advisory            Office of Study Abroad and
   Council                               Int’l Studies and Programs
   U.S. Department of State              Michigan State University
   CarringtonEA@state.gov                friendju@msu.edu

Inés DeRomaña
                                      Landes Holbrook
   Education Abroad Program
   Systemwide Office                    Kennedy Center for
   University of California             International Studies
   ideromana@eap.ucop.edu               Brigham Young University
                                        landes_holbrook@byu.edu

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