17-18 September 2012: Patrick Lagadec: "Back to Wildness - Risks Theory and Practice in Crisis", International Conference, Risk After Fukushima - Crises, Disasters and Governance, CERI, Sciences Po, Paris.
29 November 2011: '"Confronted with the Unxepected - Prepared to be surprised", Introduction to the conference "Air Transport Pilots Facing the Unexpected", Air and Space Academy, DGAC, Paris.
26 November 2010 : Presentation "The role of a Rapid Reflection Force" during the "Expert Forum on Integrative Risk Management, discussing best practice national crisis and risk management frameworks", organised by the Swiss Re Centre for Global Dialogue, Dr. Stephan Schreckenberg, Rüschlikon, Switzerland.
7 Avril 2010 : Keynote speaker : Crises in the 21st Century: "Time for Conceptual and Strategic Breakthroughs", Opening Ceremony, Conference : The Crisis – Challenges for Public Management, International Research Society for Public Management, IRSPM, www.irspm2010.com, Université de Berne, Suisse.
3 November 2009: Patrick Lagadec: "Rapid Reflection Forces – Meeting the Challenge of Mega Crises", Presentation to the Crisis Management Professional Interest Council, run by Ashley Paige Zohn, Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Cambridge, USA.
18-19 June 2009: Participation into the workshop 21st Century Mega-crises: New Challenges to Crisis Management, organized by Uriel Rosenthal, Chairman of COT Institute for Safety, Security and Crisis Managment, and the Netherlands Ministry of the Interior, The Hague.
Contribution : Patrick Lagadec: "The Megacrisis Unknown Territory: In Search of Conceptual and Strategic Breakthroughs" prepared for the June 18-19 The Hague Conference.
To be published in Uriel Rosenthal, Brian Jacobs, Louise K. Comfort, Ira Helsloot: Megacrises, CC Thomas, Springfield Ill., USA, forthcoming.
10-11 April 2008, Washington : Participation to the seminar "Unconventional Crises, Unconventional Responses: Reforming
Leadership in the Age of Catastrophic Crises and Hypercomplexity",
organised by the Center for Transatlantic Relations, Paul H. Nitze
School of Advanced International Studies, The Johns Hopkins University.
Introduction, Setting the Stage: "Unconventional Leadership, Voices
from Europe and North America, Patrick Lagadec talking to Dr. James
Young, Mike Granatt, Roy Williams, James Ellson, Christopher Babbs,
Rodney Chard, Christian Frémont. Video.
Co-Coordinator of the session: A Generational Challenge: Teaching, Knowledge, and the culture of leaders.
6-8 April 2008, Baton Rouge: Surviving Future Disasters: Identifying
critical challenges and effective strategies for transboundary
disaster management, The Stephenson Disaster Management Institute (SDMI), Louisiana State University.
Session 1: Exploring future crises and disasters. Patrick Lagadec : "A New Cosmology of Risks and Crises".
19 March 2008, London: Presentation: "Strategic Decision Making – International Perspective", London Local Authorities Chief Executives Resilience Summit, organised by : London Local Authority Gold, London Fire Brigade, London Councils. - Planning
20 February 2008, Wilton Park (UK): Patrick Lagadec: "Future Patterns - From one crisis behind to one crisis ahead", Critical Infrastructure Protection and Resilience: Trans-Border Challenges, 18-20 February 2008, Wilton Park, 898.
28-29 January 2008, The Hague: "Crises in the 21st Century:
Unconventional Crises, Unconventional Responses". National Safety &
Security : Responding to risks to citizens, communities and the
nation, Joint UK-Netherlands Conference, The Hague, 28-29 January
2008. Workshop 1 : What threatens us (now) ? Facilitator: Dr Paul
Cornish, Head, International Security Programme, Chatham House,
London. Speaker: Mr Eddie McLaughlin, Managing Director, Risk
Consulting, Marsh Ltd, London. Speaker: Dr Patrick Lagadec, Director
of Research, Ecole Polytechnique, Paris.
Patrick Lagadec : "21st Century Crises : A New Cosmology Urgently Needed" (pp. 26-28), Magazine National Safety & Security and Crisis
Management, Special Issue National Safety & Security, Responding to risks and citizens, communities and the nation, Conference at The Hague, 28 & 29 January 2008, Cabinet Office (UK) and Ministry of the
interior and Kingdom Relations (NL), March 2008. - Magazine
14 January 2008, Dubai : Patrick Lagadec: "Crises in the 21st Century: Unconventional Crises, Unconventional Responses", Intersec Middle East, EPOC Messe Frankfurt, January 13th to 15th 2008, Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre, UAE.
23 November 2007 : Moderator and Speaker, in the Forum "European
Civil Protection - Together in the face of disaster", 22-23 November
2007, European Commission, Brussels.
Moderator, Session : Looking at new threats
Keynote presentation : "Barriers in the Mind, Fiascos on the Ground"
25 June 2007 : Presentation : "Unconventional Crises, Unconventional
Response - The concept of Rapid Reflection Force", International Joint Operations Command Conference, The University of Warwick, UK,
25-26 June 2007. Organized by Cava Media, Crisis Response Journal, Emily Hough. http://www.crisis-response.com
29 May 2007: Intervention "Global Warning - Here Lies Crisis Management", Dans le cadre de HRO (High Reliability Organizations), 29-31 May, Hôtel de l'Amirauté, Deauville. Normandy School of Management, Prof. Philippe Baumard, Ph.D, HRO 2007 Scientific Steering Committee Chair; Prof. Gerard Koenig, PhD HRO 2007 Organizing Committee Chair
14-16 March 2007, Washington : Participation to the seminar "Unconventional Crises, Unconventional Responses: Reforming Leadership in the Age of Catastrophic Crises and Hypercomplexity", organised by the Center for Transatlantic Relations, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, The Johns Hopkins University.
7-9 March 2007, New Orleans : Participation to the workshop ECORISE "The Emergency-forum of City Officials on Rebuilding Infrastructure for a Sustainable Environment", organised by The French Consulate in New Orleans.
18 April 2006: Presentation: "Unconventional Crises", Organization for Security and Co-oparation in Europe and
IRGC, Belgian Senate.
30 November 2005: "Unthinkable" events in "inconceivable" contexts,
presentation, symposium New Answers to New Threats ?, Our Western
society facing new security challenges, Panel 2, The vulnerability of
our society organized by the Royal Military Academy, Brussels.
6 October 2005: Presentation: Crises-Mutations, Corporate University
for a better understanding of the World, evening focused on:
Non-conventional Crises: Rethinking Attitudes and Action in face of the
Unexpected, Electricité de France, Av. Wagram, Paris;
Hosted by Ingrid Keller, Senior Vice President, Head of EDF Group
Corporate University, Session Leader: Pierre Beroux, Senior Vice
President, Risk Management ; Presided by Jean-Louis Mathias, Chief
Operating Officer. Guest Speakers: François Heisbourg, Director,
Fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique ; Arnold Howitt, Executive
Director, Taubman Center for State and Local Government, Executive
Director, Programme for Crisis Management, Kennedy School of
Government, Harvard University ; Patrick Lagadec, Research Director,
Organisation: BCL Communications, Paris
20-21 September 2005: Intervention, 2005 General Conference of the
International Risk Governance Council (IRGC) - "Implementing a global
approach to risk governance", Beijing Hotel, Pekin.
Presentation in session 1 ("Trans-boundary risks: why do we need a
different approach ?"): "Transboundary Risks and Crises: Paradigm
Shift, Strategic Jump".
Speech by Donald Johnston, Secretary General, OECD
14-18 September 2005: Presentations, and chairman of one session,
fifth Annual IIASA-DPRI Forum, Institute of Disaster and Public
Security, College of Resources Science and Technology, International
Academic Exchange Center, Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China.
Integrated Disaster Risk Management - Innovations in Science and Policy.
1. Crisis Management in the 21st Century: "Unthinkable" Events in "Inconceivable" Contexts
2. Ice Storm in Quebec (5 January-15 February 1998): a very stimulating
July 7th 2005: Participation in the 2005 Conference Cycle: "Civil
Defense and Protection in Europe"
- How prepared are the main European
countries to cope with exceptional threats and hazards?", EHSA
(European Homeland Security Association www.e-hsa.org), Brussels, under
the leadership of Christian Sommade. P. Lagadec was in charge of the
unconventional simulation organised in the afternoon. Due to the events
in London the same day, P. Lagadec reorganized the session and had
sub-groups working on 4 interlinked subjects:
1. What is the problem?
2. New maps of players?
3. Key pitfalls to avoid?
4. Unconventional initiatives to be considered?
June 24-26th 2005: Participation in the ESF (European Science
Foundation)-workshop, convened by R. Arjen Boin (NL), Mark Rhinard (NL)
and Marcus Ekegren (Se): "Managing Crises in the European Union: A
first Assessment." Paper: "Unconventional Crises and the European
Union; Contributing to an International Audit of European Capacities".
June 21 2005: Participation in the 1st Meeting on Improving Public Health
Responses to Extreme Weather", World Health Organisation (WHO) Europe,
European Center for Environment and Health, Rome. Presentation: "The
Heat-Wave of 2003 in France - A Strategic Critical Review".
June 16 - June 18 2005: Participation in the 2005 Rueschlikon Conference
on "Critical Information Infrastructures", Lewis M. Branscomb and
Vicktor Mayer-Schönberger, conference co-chairs, The John F. Kennedy
School of Government, Harvard University, Hosted by Swiss Re Centre for
Global Dialogue, Rueslikon; Presentation: "Emerging Issues: A Red Team
Approach - Sun Tzu: Attack the Enemy's Mindset".
17-18 February 2005: "Emerging Crises - A Red-Team Approach",
International Working Conference: EU Governance and Crisis Management,
Session: Crisis Management in Europe - What Role for the European
Union? Swedish Institute of International Affairs, Stockholm.
14-15 February 2005: International Risk Governance Council (IRGC,
Geneva), Scientific and Technical Council meeting, held at the American
Association for the Advancement of Science, Washington DC.
30 November 2004: "Critical Industries Facing Terrorism - A Red Team
Approach", Hazardous Industries (NBC) Facing Terrorism: Threat,
Responses, Cooperation, FRS (Fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique),
CBACI (Chemical and Biological Arms Control Intitute), in cooperation
with Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique (CEA), Maison de la Chimie,
24-26 November 2004: Co-organisation of the International
Workshop: "Future Crises, Future Agenda - An assessment of International Crisis Reasearch",
Sophia Antipolis, France (avec le Pôle Cindynique de l'Ecole des Mines, Jean-Luc Wybo).
Paper: "Crisis: A Watershed - From Local Specific Turbulences, to Global, Inconceivable
Crises in Unstable and Torn Environments".
19 November 2004: Intervention: "Emerging Crises -
Never Fight the Last War", International Conference, Ecole supérieure
d'Application du Génie, Angers, 18-19 November 2004.
18 November 2004: Intervention: "Interdependent Critical
Infrastructures Security - Operational Guidelines",
Colloque: "Homeland Security, Protection des Infrastructures critiques et nouvelles
technologies de la sécurité - Critical Infrastructure protection and new technologies
for security, Haut Comité Français pour la Défense Civile, Cambrai, 18-19 november 2004.
28 October 2004: Lunch Talk, Center for Risk Management and Decision
Processes, OPIM Department - The Wharton School, University of
Pennsylvania, Philadelphia: "Why Crises are not Afraid of our Protection Systems?
Decision-Making in Times of Ruptures and Severe Turbulences".
14 September 2004: Participation in the workshop: "Risks connected to
a NEO impact", Round Table: "When alert becomes alarm ?", Organised by
Pr. Marcello Fulchignoni, Université Denis Diderot - Paris 7,
Observatoire de Paris - LESIA, Chateau de Meudon, 13-14 september 2004.
Geneva, 29 June, 2004: "A
Changing Risk Landscape Time to Show Initiative, Patrick Lagadec's
presentation, Session: "A Changing Risk Landscape - An Agenda
for Action, with Donald Johnston, OECD Secretary General and Ragnar
Löfstedt, Professor of Risk Management, King's College London,
International Risk Governance Council, Inaugural Conference.
Cork, 2-5 June 2004: Presentation
and paper prepared with Erwann Michel-Kerjan (The Wharton School,
Philadelphia): "Critical Networks under Threat – The
2002 Paris Initiative, Anthrax and Beyond" 12th Conférence
on Postal dans Delivery Economics, Center for Research in
Regulated Industries, The State University of New Jersey Rutgers,
June 2-5, 2004, Cork, Ireland.
Disaster Research Center, Newark (Delaware, USA), 29
April-1st May 2004: contribution "Risks, Crises,
Ruptures: A Whole New Ball Game - "inconceivable
challenges call for inconceivable responses".
Session: "Disaster Research: Theoretical and Methodological
Contributions and Challenges".
Disaster Research Center's (DRC) 40th Anniversary Conference.
Newark, Delaware, 30 04 2004.
Stockholm, November 17-18, 2003: Critical Infrastructure
Protection and Civil Emergency Planning – New Concepts for
the 21st Century
Grand Hôtel, Stockholm, Sweden. Swedish Emergency Management
Patrick Lagadec gave a talk in the panel: "Mobilising
Research and Technology
How can research and technology provide "just-in-time"
solutions for managing rapidly evolving threats dans vulnerabilities?"
And gave a paper untitled: Critical Infrastructures
and Governance: New Frontiers, New Visions, New Partnerships
London, October 7-9, 2003: 'Business
Resilience in Times of Severe Turbulence' at the Global Business
Geneva, October 28-29 2003: “Critical
Infrastructure and Continuity of Services in an Increasingly Interdependent
World”, GCSP, Geneva Center for Security Policy, Geneva.
Patrick Lagadec was consulted for the whole concept
He was in the opening session: "Risks and Emerging Crises: A whole new ball game" and in the conclusion session.
Minnowbrook (NY), August 6-10 2003:
US/EU Crisis Management Conference, Minnowbrook Conference Center.
Patrick Lagadec: “Preparing Key Leaders and Organisations
for the Unconventional and the Unthinkable in a Turbulent World
– From Crisis Management to Governance Sustainability”.
Aberdeen, June 2–6, 2003:
NATO/Russia Advanced Workshop - University of Aberdeen: "Forecasting
and Preventing Catastrophes"
Talk: "Management’s Role in Crisis Prevention and Management"
Discussion Paper: " SARS: How to Manage globalised Crises?"
Bratislava, January 23-25, 2003: UNDP Conference for South-East European Countries: "Building
Transnational Crisis Management Capacity: an exploration of viable
ways to improve civil security in South-East Europe", Bratislava,
Slovakia, 23-25 January 2003.
Analyst of the Simulation exercise, a continent-scale public health
First stage: Each Nation for itself (mere technical approach,
no strategic thinking and organization)
Second stage: Global disruption under ways (no strategic
analysis and tackling of global dynamics at international level)
Third stage: International initiative (but: too late)
Fourth stage: Back to the Nations (and stimulating networking
efforts between some Nations)
Fifth stage: Threat for Nations (lack of Governance)
Sixth stage: Media driven dynamics
Conclusion: Emerging global crises as institution killers/
International preparation as the key to shared success.
New York, November 7-8, 2002:
"Risk and Response in turbulent times: Paradigm Shifts",
Workshop on "Innovations in managing risks under situations
of uncertainty", Columbia University-Institut des Sciences
Politiques de Paris (Allianz Program), New York.
Aberdeen, June 10-11, 2002: Presentation: "Crisis Management in severe Turbulences", during the
symposium: "Critical Incident Management Conference",
organized by Rhona Flinn, The Industrial Psychology Group, University
9th January 1998: Patrick Lagadec: Accidents, crises, breakdowns - Theaters of vulnerability in transformation - Training senior managers - A One Day Meeting at the Society of Chemical Industry London,
"Crisis learning strategy: from crash response to in-depth
preparation", UK European Civil Protection Conference, Emergency
Planning Conference 1993, London Metropole Hotel, 6-8 July 1993.
3-4 November 1989 : "Principles and check-list handling post-accident crises", The Second International Conference on Industrial and Organizational Crisis Management, The Industrial Crisis Institute, New York University.
21-31 August 1983: "Major Technological Risks: French Policy,
Prevention and Emergency Management", NATO Advanced Study
Institutes Program - Technology Assessment, Environmental Impact
Assessment, and Risk Analysis: Contributions from the Psychological
and Decision Sciences, Les Arcs (France).