The International Dimension of Emergency Management
Information, Communication, and Coordination

Eelco Dykstra, M.D.
Chair in International Emergency Management
Department of Health Policy and Management
University of Kuopio, Finland


Dennis Kouba
DMK Communications in association with
Public Entity Risk Institute (PERI)

July 23, 2003

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Dr. Dykstra has twenty years of international emergency management experience in a wide variety of healthcare and non-healthcare settings. He has a proven ability to effectively deal with both European and US, public and private, approaches to emergency management systems and their respective stakeholders. He has been involved in emergency field operations in the Balkans, East Africa, Turkey and the Gulf, as well as with related regulatory and policy aspects, e.g. G-7, North Africa, ISO, Finland, former East block.

He currently serves as full professor (visiting) in International Emergency Management, attached to the Department of Health Policy and Management, Faculty of Social Sciences, at the University of Kuopio in Finland. His world wide travel and project assignments in design, monitoring & evaluation (D,M&E) of emergency systems, programs and projects, has made him an acclaimed presenter and motivator, particularly for interdisciplinary, cross-cultural and inter-sector audiences.

His other associations include International Adviser to the Home Islands Security Authority (HI-SA) in Tokyo, Japan, and inclusion on the emergency roster of the UNDP Bureau for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (BCPR), New York, USA.

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Dennis Kouba is the former Director of Outreach and Development for the Public Entity Risk Institute (PERI). He is now managing PERI Virtual Symposium Programs and communications services through his own firm, DMK Communications, located in Portland, Maine. Dennis helped establish PERI operations and led the creation of its Web services and Symposium Programs. He also held positions with the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) and International City/County Management Association (ICMA). Dennis can be reached at [email protected] and through