Some of the topics that I will be covering are:
- Commercial vs. Humanitarian Supply Chains
- Disaster Management Phases from Preparedness to Recovery
- Supply Chain Risk Management
- Fundamental Issues in Humanitarian Logistics
- Network Performance, Robustness, and Resiliency
- Learning from Disasters – Business and Humanitarian Ones
- An Integrated Disaster Relief Model
- Perishable Product Supply Chains in Healthcare
- Earmarking and Financial Funds
- Critical Needs Supply Chains Under Disruptions.
I have done a lot of research in this area with several members of my supernetworks team so the lectures are always being updated and are very current. And, hot off the press, is our paper,
An Integrated Disaster Relief Supply Chain Network Model with Time Targets and Demand Uncertainty, Anna Nagurney, Amir H. Masoumi, and Min Yu, in Regional Science Matters: Studies Dedicated to Walter Isard, P. Nijkamp, A. Rose, and K. Kourtit, Editors, Springer International Publishing Switzerland (2015), pp 287-318. This book volume also contains a paper by the Nobel laureate in Economics, Professor Paul Krugman.
We were so inspired by the speakers and the value that they added to the course and the students' knowledge that I wrote a Guest Editorial about these "Hometown Heroes."
This year, we will also be covering the Ebola crisis in western Africa, and the lessons learned.
I'll be periodically blogging about this course and the speakers this year, so do stay tuned and stay warm!