Previous Case Challenges
February 21, 2019
Graduate students from across the nation gathered in Los Angeles for the seventh Crisis Management Case Challenge. During this event, students presented their policy recommendations on how to improve the functionality of the City of Los Angeles’ mass notification system. Recommendations addressed any political and/or process-based challenges in notifying the public.
October 16, 2018
The sixth Crisis Management Case Challenge provided graduate students with the opportunity to develop policy recommendations that would increase the level of disaster preparedness among the City of Los Angeles’ most vulnerable communities. These recommendations were intended to make the communities more aware and self-sufficient before, during, and after a disaster.
April 11, 2018
Students were asked if educators and school staff in K-12 public schools should be prepared to do more during an emergency? What should be expected of the staff? Why should those expectations be placed upon them? To answer these questions, graduate students presented their policy recommendations during the fifth Crisis Management Case Challenge.
March 9, 2018
Graduate students developed policy recommendations that would strengthen the local grocery store supply chain prior to, during, and after a disaster. During the fourth Crisis Management Case Challenge, the students focused on how their solutions would maintain normal efficiency levels in Los Angeles’ most vulnerable communities.
February 1, 2018
The third Crisis Management Case Challenge invited participants to develop policy recommendations for mass notifications. These policy recommendations addressed the types of technology used and defined parameters around the process of notifying.
October 26, 2017
During the second Crisis Management Case Challenge, students were prompted to develop policy recommendations on post-disaster housing plans to address large-scale displacement. These plans considered the safety of residents, economical risks and implications, as well as sheltering and financial assistance for those in need.
October 5, 2017
For the inaugural Crisis Management Case Challenge, graduate students were asked to develop policy recommendations for large-scale evacuations, based on the lessons learned from recent catastrophic incidents, both natural and human-caused.
First Place: Mara Burger and Kate Powers (USC)
Second Place: Isabel Oropeza and Mitzi Salgado (USC)
Third Place: Angela Lucero and Douglas Tohom (USC)