2011 Simulation Panels and Panelist Bios
Friday, October 28, 2011
1:30 to 3:00 PM : “The Legality and Wisdom of Armed Intervention in Libya”
- Karen Bravo, Professor, Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis, Moderator
- J. Nicholas Beadle, CMG, UK National Security Council
- Marjorie Cohn, Professor, Thomas Jefferson School of Law
- David Cortright, Director of Policy Studies, Notre Dame Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies
- Dr. Steven Metz, Chairman, Regional Strategy Department, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College
3:15 to 4:30 PM : “The Challenge of Coordinating the Local Response”
- Peter S. Beering, Moderator
- Dr. Abdul-Akeem Sadiq, Assistant Professor – School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA)
- Joseph E. Wainscott, Executive Director, Indiana Department of Homeland Security
- SSA Greg Massa, FBI
- Jim Cutrell, Deputy Chief, Public Safety Communications, Indianapolis Department of Public Safety
J. Nicholas Beadle (Panelist & Keynote Speaker)
Nicholas Beadle is a former Senior Adviser to the Prime Minister of the UK. He led the Cabinet Office's Afghanistan/Pakistan Strategy teams and is currently working on Libya, Yemen and Syria. In 2007, Beadle was a Weatherhead Fellow at Harvard University, researching multilateralism and regional reconciliation. He has been Private Secretary to successive Secretaries of State for Defence and advised on policy for operations. In 2004/05, he served in Baghdad as the coalition's Senior Adviser to the Iraqi Ministry of Defense. He has also worked in NATO, European Union, and UN policy roles and attended the Royal College of Defence Studies in London. In 2006, Beadle was made a Companion of St. Michael and St. George for his contribution to Security. He read Law in the UK and a Masters at Heriot-Watt in Scotland where he is now a Member of Court.
Peter S. Beering
Mr. Peter S. Beering is an internationally recognized expert in emergency preparedness, planning, response, counter terrorism, arson, and bombings. His professional focus is on preparedness and response to difficult problems. He delivers strategic risk management, threat assessment, emergency response planning, crisis communications, and training services.
Involved in antiterrorism efforts for almost two decades, Mr. Beering has served on numerous panels advising government including the Executive Session on Domestic Preparedness, a joint initiative of Harvard University and the United States Department of Justice. This appointment placed him among the twenty leading experts on terrorism in the United States who studied the topic and published various policy recommendations to industry, government, and the public. Mr. Beering is the lead author of, "Winning Plays: Essential Guidance From the Terrorism Line of Scrimmage" which was publicly released March 11, 2002 by the Executive Session. Used extensively by the Department of Homeland Security, "Winning Plays" has been entered into the Congressional Record three times since its release. Beering also wrote a chapter on Infrastructure Vulnerability in First To Arrive: The State and Local Response To Terrorism published by MIT Press November 2003.
Mr. Beering is one of ten experts selected by the Department of Defense who trained mayors and senior officials throughout the United States in terrorism preparation and response on behalf of the Department of Defense. Mr. Beering has designed and conducted training exercises across the United States for organizations ranging from the Washington DC Metropolitan Police Department, The District of Columbia Department of Health, Indianapolis police, fire, medical , communications, public health and hospital systems, and human service agencies, and the senior staffs of some of the country's largest cities. Numerous utilities, private companies and organizations, including the NCAA, NBA, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the International Council of Shopping Centers, the Self Storage Association, the Abu Dhabi Water and Electric Authority, and a number of sensitive facilities that cannot be identified, have retained Mr. Beering to assist with their strategic risk management, planning, and response.
The author of the Indiana Omnibus Anti-terrorism Act of 2000 (enacted before the September 11 attacks), Mr. Beering has testified before the Indiana General Assembly and before the United States Congress. He was a member of the Editorial Board of Homeland First Response, and serves as a member of the George Washington University Homeland Security Policy Institute. A faculty member for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives National Academy, he is the primary author of the world's only advanced fire investigation course. Mr. Beering has delivered keynote and seminar presentations in 45 States, Australia, Canada, Belgium and Samoa. He taught Criminal Law, Evidence Law, Terrorism Strategy and Response Policy and Crisis Leadership at Indiana University, and teaches Legal Issues in Emergency Response at George Washington University where he is an adjunct Assistant Professor in the School of Medicine.
Prior to September 11, 2001, Mr. Beering was featured in a number of publications and programs and was among those warning of impending terror attacks. Mr. Beering has been interviewed more than 250 times since the September 11, 2001, attacks by a wide variety of media including ABC, NBC, CNN, NPR, the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, the Washington Post, the LA Times, AP, Reuters, Bloomberg News, and foreign media including the BBC and German Public Radio. He appeared on ABC World News Tonight to discuss security of the nation's water supply shortly after the September 11, 2001 attacks.
Mr. Beering continued his government service as the Indianapolis Terrorism Preparedness Coordinator until 2011, where he advised various parties concerning strategic preparedness planning and the Indianapolis regional participation in the Urban Area Security Initiative. Mr. Beering is the former General Counsel and Deputy Director of the Indianapolis Department of Public Safety, where he was a senior executive charged with oversight of the Indianapolis Police and Fire Departments, the Emergency Management Planning Division, the Animal Control Division, and the Division of Weights and Measures, which comprise 58% of city employees and which has an annual operating budget of $200,000,000. Mr. Beering also served as the Director of Emergency Management for Indianapolis. In that capacity he oversaw dramatic changes in emergency response and planning for special events including the Indianapolis 500, Brickyard 400, NCAA Final Four, and for natural and man-made disasters. Mr. Beering wrote and published the nation's first checklist-based metropolitan emergency plan. Mr. Beering oversaw emergency planning for the racing events at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for twenty years and conducted the only two comprehensive evacuations in the 100 year history of the facility. He has also advised NASCAR, Formula One, the National Basketball Association (NBA), and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) concerning terrorism and emergency preparedness.
Mr. Beering's law enforcement experience included over fifteen years with the Indianapolis/Marion County Prosecutor's Office as a Special Prosecuting Attorney for Arson and Bombings. As the first fulltime Chief Arson Prosecutor, his average conviction rate was 85%, one of the highest in the country. Mr. Beering was an Officer, Investigator, and Emergency Medical Technician with the Washington Township Fire Department in Indianapolis for twenty years. He is a Master Fire fighter, a Certified Fire Investigator, and was the only Arson Prosecutor in the United States who is also a Certified Fire Investigator. Mr. Beering has published extensively in trade publications and his comprehensive guidebook for the prosecution of arson Verdict: Guilty of Burning has been distributed world-wide.
As an attorney, Mr. Beering represents several major utilities including Indianapolis Water and Indianapolis Power and Light. A specialist in easements, he has prepared, negotiated, and secured over 3500 utility easements. He also prepares and negotiates purchase agreements, windmill, solar site, cellular tower agreements, and plant site agreements. He was Deputy General Counsel for the Indianapolis Water Company, one the largest private water utilities in the United States, prior to its sale in 2002. Mr. Beering oversaw property rights acquisition, casualty litigation, corporate compliance, public and media affairs and, security and emergency preparedness for the company. Mr. Beering is the former National Director of Security Initiatives for Veolia Water North America (Formerly USFilter), one of the nation's largest water and wastewater management companies. In that capacity he oversaw security and vulnerability assessment and emergency planning efforts for the company and various clients throughout North America and Europe. Mr. Beering is the President of the Board of Directors of Panama Christian Evangelism which operates a medical mission in Boqueté, Panama. He and his wife founded Mission Coffee, LLC, a retailer of coffee grown by the mission to support its work.
Karen E. Bravo joined the IU Schoool of Law-Indianapolis faculty in 2004. A well-known international law scholar, and expert in the study of human trafficking, Professor Bravo’s research interests include regional integration, labor liberalization, personhood, and human trafficking.
Professor Bravo practiced corporate law with international law firms in New York and Massachusetts following her graduation from Columbia Law School. Her practice areas included venture capital financing, mergers and acquisitions and emerging and public company representation. She left her law firm practice to join the American Bar Association’s Central European and Eurasian Law Initiative (ABA/CEELI) in the Republic of Armenia, where she worked with domestic judiciary and advocates, and local and international NGOs on legal reform and education programs and strategies.
While at Columbia Law School, Professor Bravo was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar (1995-1997), and was a staff member and Articles Editor of the Columbia Journal of Law and Social Problems. In 2004, she received the Jerome Lipper Prize for outstanding achievement in the field of international law from New York University School of Law. In 2008, she received an Indiana University Trustees’ Teaching Award
.Professor Bravo is a co-chair of the Teaching International Law Interest Group of the American Society of International Law. Her 3-year term will run from March 2011 through March 2014. She is a former Chair (2007-2009) of the American Association of Law Schools Committee on Recruitment and Retention of Minority Law Teachers and was a member of the planning committee for the 2008 Workshop for New Law Teachers and 2008 Workshop on Retention of Minority Law School Teachers.
Marjorie Cohn is a professor of law at Thomas Jefferson School of Law and immediate past president of the National Lawyers Guild. A prominent scholar and lecturer, she is the author of Cowboy Republic: Six Ways the Bush Gang Has Defied the Law and co-author of Cameras in the Courtroom: Television and the Pursuit of Justice and Rules of Disengagement: The Politics and Honor of Military Dissent (with Kathleen Gilberd). Her latest book, The United States and Torture: Interrogation, Incarceration and Abuse, was just published by NYU Press. Professor Cohn is deputy secretary general of the International Association of Democratic Lawyers, U.S. representative to the executive committee of the American Association of Jurists, and a member of the Board of Governors of the Society of American Law Teachers (SALT). A criminal defense attorney, she publishes extensively in the academic and popular press and provides media commentary about criminal justice, U.S. foreign policy, and human rights. Professor Cohn testified in 2008 about Bush administration torture policy before the House Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties. She is the 2008 recipient of the Peace Scholar of the Year Award from the Peace and Justice Studies Association. Her articles, which appear regularly on several blogs, are archived at www.marjoriecohn.com.
David Cortright is the Director of Policy Studies at the Kroc Institute and Chair of the Board of the Fourth Freedom Forum. The author or editor of 17 books, most recently Ending Obama's War (forthcoming May 2011, Paradigm) and Towards Nuclear Zero (Routledge, IISS, 2010) he also is the editor of Peace Policy, Kroc's online journal. He blogs at davidcortright.net.
Other recent works by Cortright include the 2nd edition of Gandhi and Beyond: Nonviolence for a New Political Age (Paradigm, 2009), Peace: A History of Movements and Ideas (Cambridge University Press, 2008), and Uniting Against Terror: Cooperative Nonmilitary Responses to the Global Terrorist Threat (MIT Press, 2007), co-edited with George A. Lopez. Over the past decade, Cortright and Lopez have written or co-edited a series of major works on multilateral sanctions, including Smart Sanctions (Rowman & Littlefield, 2002), Sanctions and the Search for Security (Lynne Rienner, 2002) and The Sanctions Decade (Lynne Rienner, 2000). Cortright also is editor of The Price of Peace: Incentives and International Conflict Prevention (Rowman & Littlefield, 1997).
Cortright has written widely about nonviolent social change, nuclear disarmament, and the use of multilateral sanctions and incentives as tools of international peacemaking. He has provided research services to the foreign ministries of Canada, Denmark, Germany, Japan, The Netherlands, Sweden, and Switzerland, and has served as consultant or advisor to agencies of the United Nations, the Carnegie Commission on Preventing Deadly Conflict, the International Peace Academy, and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
Cortright has a long history of public advocacy for disarmament and the prevention of war. As an active duty soldier during the Vietnam War, he spoke against that conflict. In 1978, Cortright was named executive director of SANE, the Committee for a Sane Nuclear Policy, which under his leadership grew from 4,000 to 150,000 members and became the largest disarmament organization in the United States. He also was actively involved in the nuclear freeze movement of the 1980s. In November 2002, he helped to create Win Without War, a coalition of national organizations opposing the invasion and occupation of Iraq.
After graduating with a B.A. in history from the University of Notre Dame in 1968, Cortright earned an M.A. degree in history from New York University. He completed doctoral studies in political science at the Union Institute in residence at the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, D.C.
Jim Cutrell is currently serving as the Deputy Chief of Administration and Operations for the Dept. of Public Safety Communications division. Prior to accepting this position he was the Director of Protective Services for a major downtown Indianapolis hotel. He was responsible for all security, life safety, communications, parking and emergency procedures as well as chairing the employee driven Safety Committee. He conducted all security and safety training for over 200 employees.
Previous to that he served as a member of a municipal police department as a patrolman, detective, detective sergeant, patrol sergeant, detective division commander and Assistant Chief of Police. During his tenure with the police department he was assigned to several different specialist positions. He was an accident investigator, SWAT team member and founder/commander of the Dignitary Protection Unit. While a member of the police department he also served as a Chief Deputy Coroner.
He has attended more than 150 police related schools or seminars many of which related to executive protection, management, supervision and effective leadership. After completing numerous training events in the field of dignitary protection he became the first person certified by the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy as an instructor in dignitary protection. He has lectured throughout central Indiana on the subject to mayors, city council members, judges, prosecutors, businessmen and women and civic groups. He has personally provided protection for mayors, judges, prosecutors, religious leaders, entertainers, CEOs, a Presidential Cabinet Member, a presidential candidate and several U.S. Congressmen.
SSA Gregory Massa
SSA Gregory Massa, a native of Warren, Pennsylvania, graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1994, where he was active in Army ROTC. Upon receipt of his Bachelor’s Degree in Government and International Studies, SSA Massa was commissioned a United States Army Lieutenant and served as a Signal Officer. During active duty, Mr. Massa served as the Battalion Signal Officer for a Field Artillery Unit, responsible for ensuring an operable tactical communications network and supervised 20 soldiers in the Communications Platoon. SSA Massa is Airborne qualified and completed the Signal Officer Training Course and Advanced Officer Training. During this time, Mr. Massa earned a Master’s Degree in Human Resource Development from Webster University.
In 1997, Mr. Massa was appointed a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and completed training at the FBI Academy at Quantico, Virginia. Mr. Massa’s first assignment was to the New York Field Office, the FBI’s largest division, where he investigated Italian Organized Crime Matters. In recognition of his efforts in the dismantlement of the Bonanno La Cosa Nostra Family, considered the most powerful Organized Crime Family in the country, Mr. Massa was awarded the Attorney General’s Award for Superior Performance in 2005.
In 2005, Mr. Massa was promoted to Supervisory Special Agent at FBI Headquarters - Counterterrorism Division, where he was program manager for counterterrorism cases for three FBI field offices. In this capacity, Mr. Massa was responsible for directing several high priority International Terrorism investigations, handling a myriad of issues ranging from source operations to facilitating sensitive collection techniques.
In 2007, Mr. Massa was promoted to Unit Chief of the National Joint Terrorism Task Force, which is comprised of 63 FBI personnel and Task Force Officers representing 44 federal, state and local agencies. In this capacity, Mr. Massa directed the task force’s daily operations and had program management responsibilities for the 106 JTTFs nationwide.
In September of 2008, SSA Massa was promoted and transferred to the Indianapolis Division where he assumed supervisory responsibilities of the Joint Terrorism Task Force. Throughout his career, SSA Massa has represented the FBI in Iraq, United Kingdom, Germany, India, Canada, UAE and Hungary. Most recently, SSA Massa returned from an extended assignment to Afghanistan.
Dr. Steven Metz
Dr. Steven Metz is Chairman of the Regional Strategy and Planning Department and Research Professor of National Security Affairs at the Strategic Studies Institute. He has been with SSI since 1993, previously serving as Henry L. Stimson Professor of Military Studies and SSI's Director of Research. Dr. Metz has also been on the faculty of the Air War College, the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, and several universities. He has been an advisor to political campaigns and elements of the intelligence community; served on national security policy task forces; testified in both houses of Congress; and spoken on military and security issues around the world. He is the author of more than 100 publications including articles in journals such as Washington Quarterly, Joint Force Quarterly, The National Interest, Defence Studies, and Current History. Dr. Metz's research has taken him to 30 countries, including Iraq immediately after the collapse of the Hussein regime. He currently serves on the RAND Corporation Insurgency Board and blogs for The New Republic and National Journal. He is the author of Iraq and the Evolution of American Strategy and is working on a book entitled "Strategic Shock: Eight Events That Changed American Security." Dr. Metz holds a Ph.D. from the Johns Hopkins University.
Dr. Abdul-Akeem Sadiq
Dr. Abdul-Akeem Sadiq joined SPEA faculty in fall 2010. After completing his joint Ph.D. in Public Policy at Georgia State University and Georgia Institute of Technology in May 2009, he served as a lecturer in the Emergency Administration and Planning program at University of North Texas (UNT). At UNT he taught Introduction to Homeland Security, Hazard Mitigation and Preparedness, Images of Disasters in News and Media, and Introduction to Emergency Management. Dr. Sadiq is currently working on an NSF funded research to understand mass fatality management issues following the Haiti earthquake. Dr. Sadiq is currently working on a project to investigate ways to improve the implementation of the Chemical Facility Anti-terrorism Standards (CFATS).
Joseph E. Wainscott, Jr.
Joseph E. Wainscott, Jr. was appointed by Governor Mitch Daniels to serve as the Executive Director of the Indiana Department of Homeland Security in March, 2008. As IDHS’ Executive Director, Wainscott is responsible for the state’s emergency management and homeland security efforts, which include planning and assessment, preparedness and training, emergency response and recovery, fire and building safety, and field services. Wainscott oversees the strategic planning for responding to homeland security emergencies, ensuring the training of first responders through statewide training systems, application and disbursement of federal homeland security funds, acting as the emergency operations coordinator during state emergencies and serving as the director of the Counter Terrorism and Security Council, which is chaired by Indiana's Lieutenant Governor. He also serves as the chair of the Homeland Security Committee for the National Emergency Management Association and one of the tri-chairs of the National Homeland Security Consortium. Joe represents Indiana as a member of the Central United States Earthquake Consortium and vice-chair of the Indiana State Trauma Care Committee as well.
Wainscott was the IDHS Director of Training before his promotion to Executive Director. He was directly responsible for managing and coordinating training, exercise, and certification programs and overseeing the establishment of the Indiana Firefighter Training System, among other duties. He coordinated the development of ten multi-county fire training committees and helped to fund more accessible training facilities, equipment and activities for Indiana’s firefighters. During that time, he served as the vice-chair of the Indiana Law Enforcement Training Board and as a board member of the Indiana Board of Fire Fighting Personnel Standards and Education.
Previously Joe served as the Law Enforcement Coordinator for the United States Attorney’s Office, Southern District of Indiana (Department of Justice). He was the liaison between the U.S. Attorney’s Office and federal, state, county, and local law enforcement and other public safety agencies throughout the southern two-thirds of Indiana. In that position, he also had responsibilities in the areas of public safety training, terrorism, asset forfeiture, and federally funded crime reduction initiatives such as such as Weed and Seed and Project Safe Neighborhoods.
Joe retired as a twenty-three year veteran of the Indiana State Police where he was last assigned as the Assistant District Commander of the Indianapolis Post, District 52. He served as a member of the Emergency Response Team (SWAT) for nineteen years and ERT team leader for the last twelve years. He has instructed tactical units in preparation for the 1987 Pan Am Games (Indianapolis, IN), 1993 World University Games (Buffalo, NY), 1994 World Cup Soccer (Foxboro, MA and Newark NJ), and the 1996 Summer Olympics (Atlanta, GA).
He served as a member of the Indiana State Fraternal Order of Police Critical Incident Memorial Team for 17 years, responding to line of duty law enforcement deaths throughout Indiana to assist the affected family, police department and community during these traumatic events.
Wainscott served on the Indiana State School Superintendent’s advisory group for school safety from 1996 until 2003 and was reappointed in 2009 to serve again on that committee. He has also served as an advisor and instructor for the Indiana School Safety Specialist Academy.