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Claire B. Rubin, President, is a social scientist with extensive experience in public administration and emergency management. As a consultant, she has worked for many organizations — private, non-profit and governmental — over the past 38 years. Her work includes basic and applied research; the development and presentation of training programs; and the creation and operation of various information dissemination and utilization projects.

From 1998-2014, Ms. Rubin was affiliated with the Institute for Crisis, Disaster, and Risk Management at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C.  She was a research associate and also adjunct faculty. 

In recent years, she has been a contributing writer for   Emergency Management Magazine , and has hosted the blog She also serves as moderator for the Facebook group for instructors in Emergency Management Higher Education.

In 2016 Ms Rubin worked for the Arlington County Office of Emergency Management as a part-time staff member for a special project on outreach to houses of worship.

Ms. Rubin holds a Bachelor’s degree in government from Simmons College and an M.A. in political science from Boston University. She has authored about 120 publications, including textbook readers, chapters, articles, handbooks, and other documents on hazards/disasters and homeland security topics.