Can M. Alpaslan is associate professor in the Department of Management, College of Business Administration and Economics, at California State University–Northridge. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Southern California. His latest book (with Ian Mitroff), Swans, Swine, and Swindlers: Coping with the Growing Threat of Mega-Crises and Mega-Messes, is published by Stanford University Press.
Ralph Bathurst is a practicing musician turned organizational theorist. His Ph.D. is in management from Victoria University of Wellington, and his primary research interests focus on how artistic engagement assists leadership practice.
Michael Berkowitz is the chief operating officer for Deutsche Bank’s Corporate Security, Business Continuity, and Operational Risk Management group. He has been with the firm since 2005 and has held several positions, most recently as the CSBC head in Asia Pacific, based in Singapore. Before that he was deputy commissioner of the New York City Office of Emergency Management. At the office from 1998 to 2005, he led the city’s planning efforts in response to coastal storms, biological terrorism, and the creation of its Citywide Incident Management System. Additionally, he responded to various incidents, including the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the 2003 Northeast blackout, the crash of