Associate Professor of Disaster and Emergency Management, York University, Canada
Dr. Jack L. Rozdilsky is an Associate Professor of Disaster and Emergency at York University, Toronto. He is active in post-disaster field research as well as teaching emergency management at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Previously to joining the faculty at York in 2016, Dr. Rozdilsky has been a professor of Emergency Management in the United States since 2005, with faculty positions at the University of North Texas and Western Illinois University. He holds a doctorate from Michigan State University. Prior to joining academia, Dr. Rozdilsky has worked as a hazard mitigation planner.
The Doomsday Clock is now at 90 seconds to midnight — the closest we have ever been to global catastrophe
Jan 26, 2023 12:00 pm UTC| Insights & Views Nature
On Jan. 24, history was again made when the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists organization moved the seconds hand of the Doomsday Clock closer to midnight. It is now at 90 seconds to midnight, the closest it has ever been...
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With the ongoing Ukraine war, tensions in Europe are on the rise. This is both due to an influx of war related-refugees to Central European cities, and discontent over the related rising cost of energy. As bombs fall on...
The extraordinary powers of the Emergencies Act continue into a second week
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On Feb. 21, Canadas House of Commons took historic action on voting to confirm the motion of declaring a national emergency. The Emergencies Act remains in effect for the coming days, if not weeks. Extraordinary powers can...
Thought the U.S. Capitol attack couldn’t happen? Think again: The insurrection threat isn’t over
Jan 09, 2021 12:03 pm UTC| Politics
In a dark and surreal moment in American history, on the afternoon of Jan. 6, a group of Americans staged a violent protest by assaulting their own capitol building. In this short-lived riot attempt, four lives were lost,...
The use and misuse of the Insurrection Act in the United States
Jun 05, 2020 10:51 am UTC| Law
In the wake of the killing of George Floyd, American cities are coping with strife and civil unrest comparable to 1968. In an apparent attempt to divert attention from a lacklustre White House effort to counter the...
The fallout from a false nuclear alarm
Jan 14, 2020 23:31 pm UTC| Insights & Views
On Sunday at 7:23 a.m., residents of the Greater Toronto Area were abruptly awakened by an alert issued by Ontarios Emergency Alert Ready System stating: An incident was reported at the Pickering Nuclear Generating...
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