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Thank you for visiting the Sustainable Systems Engineering and Global Policy research group.

Our team of global policy professionals use systems engineering methodologies and techniques for solving complex, urgent, and high-impact energy security challenges that cross policy domains, geographic, political, and sectoral boundaries.

This innovative, interdisciplinary, and policy-oriented research is used by governments, industry, and NGOs to better understand contemporary global policy questions ranging from climate change to international security policy.


Dr. Jason Levy's academic positions include:

♣ Associate Professor, Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness program (L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs, Virginia Commonwealth University)

♣ Affiliate Graduate Faculty, Ph.D. Program in Public Policy and Administration (VCU Center for Public Policy)

♣ Adjunct Faculty, Natural Resources Institute (University of Manitoba)

♣ Director, National Homeland Security Project

♣ Co-Director, Energy Security Policy Group

♣ Affiliate Faculty, Systems Design Engineering (University of Waterloo)

Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness Faculty
Sustainable Security Systems Engineering is used to solve complex human security, energy security and global security challenges, including:

Natural Hazards and Disasters

2004 Boxing Day Tsunami and Earthquake

Flood Risk Management under Uncertainty

Eurasian Dust Storms

Flood Hazards

global security


Read the links to the right for current global energy, technology, and sustainability research:

NOAA NDVI data and Global Sand-Dust Storm events

Promoting Energy Security and National Security

Climate Change and Global Governance

Water Resources Sustainability in the Asia-Pacific

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Read more of our group's work here:

Disaster Risk Reduction

Sensors for Global Disaster Management

Sustainability in the Asia-Pacific


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Jason Levy, Associate Professor
Viriginia Commonwealth University
Phone: (804) 828-8040
Fax: (804) 827-1275
923 W. Franklin Street, Box 842028
Richmond, VA 23284


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Updated: February 12, 2014