Research & Publications



Over the past two years, HSAC has hosted a series of speaking engagements with leaders from the emergency and crisis management field. These industry groundbreakers are informing the national dialogue and the conversations have been dynamic and informative, producing valuable insights to the public safety and emergency management community of greater Los Angeles.

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On November 13, 2015, a total of nine attackers caused havoc in Paris. After President Francois Hollande had declared a state of emergency, 130 people had been killed, and 368 wounded. It was the deadliest attack on French soil since World War II. What lessons have we learned since then? A multi-agency Los Angeles delegation traveled to Paris, to meet with Parisian law enforcement and intelligence communities, and released a white paper, Attacks on Paris: Lessons Learned. The Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC) white paper documents the findings of the delegation, and discusses how the lessons learned can be applied in Southern California. Click on the image to the right to view the full publication. 

  • Hazards and Risk Assessment Research: HSAC will partner with leading scholars and field experts to support hazard and disaster mitigation research. Additionally, HSAC will incorporate private sector assessment and economic impact analysis into this area of study.
  • Homeland Security Research: HSAC develops partnerships with researchers that specialize in homeland security, public safety, and the assessment of individual and region-wide preparedness.
  • Supply Chain Resilience Research: HSAC supports national, state, and local efforts in assessing the risks and challenges facing key commodity sectors. We work to incorporate private sector assessment and economic impact analysis into this research.
  • HSAC Research Library: All research will be made available to the public online via the “HSAC Research Library”.