Is terrorism the new normal?

This past year, images of carnage at subway stations, restaurants, workplaces, concerts and sporting events have flashed across the world’s social media and traditional news outlets.

Afterward, questions inevitably surface about what could have been done to prevent attacks in the first place, while people are encouraged to carry on with their usual lives. But has the shadow of terrorism become part of normal life and, if so, what are the public health implications?

This live discussion took place on Monday, April 25, 2016 —  a week after the 3rd anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings, and asked what makes a society resilient in the face of attacks or perceived threats. Experts in homeland security, psychological resiliency, crisis leadership, and disaster preparedness and response will participate.

We'll post a video from the event soon.

You can still get involved in the discussion by tweeting at @pritheworld and using the hashtag #resilience.


Leonard Marcus
Co-Director, National Preparedness Leadership Initiative.

Richard Serino
Former Deputy Administrator, FEMA, and Distinguished Visiting Fellow at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Juliette Kayyem
Former Assistant Secretary for Intergovernmental Affairs, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and Former Member, National Commission on Terrorism.

Ronald Schouten
Director, Law & Psychiatry Service, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School.


Carol Hills

Senior Producer, Reporter, and Global Cartoons Editor, PRI's The World.

From PRI's The World ©2016 PRI