Video-Based Case - Sea Change:  Re-Writing the Rules for Port Security

Sea Change: Re-Writing the Rules for Port Security

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  • Product Description

    Abstract:
    This video-based case describes the task that confronted Coast Guard Commander Suzanne Englebert, the staff point-person who led an initiative to develop new regulations intended to improve the security of the nation's ports from terrorist attack, in the wake of the September 11, 2001 attacks. It is intended for use in a strategic management class. Students are challenged to weigh an array of political, practical, legal, and technical considerations in assessing Englebert's approach. The case provides students with the background information they need to discuss the challenges inherent in tightening port security, including: basic information about the economic import of maritime trade, the range of conditions at US ports, the nature of international shipping and regulation, the particular problems posed by containerized shipping, and the kinds of terrorist attack foreseen by security experts. This case also describes several initiatives, undertaken in parallel, to improve port security immediately after 9/11, including immediate protocol shifts in the international ports, and bilateral negotiations with the largest ports outside the United States. The case introduces Englebert and describes her role in the Coast Guard's simultaneous efforts to work with US legislators to create a domestic port security law and with international partners in the International Maritime Organization to create a worldwide port security regime. The case ends with Englebert facing her next herculean task: to turn the mandates of the new federal law into specific, concrete regulations in just a few month's time.

    Learning Objective:
    The case provides students with the background information they need to discuss the challenges inherent in tightening port security, including: basic information about the economic import of maritime trade, the range of conditions at US ports, the nature of international shipping and regulation, the particular problems posed by containerized shipping, and the kinds of terrorist attack foreseen by security experts. 

    Please note: the video portion of this case is included in the teaching plan and is intended for instructor's to use in class. Here is more information on how to access teaching plans

  • Other Details

    Publication Date: February 15, 2012
    Teaching Plan: Available with Educator Access
    HKS Case Number: 1946.0
    Video Producer: Patricia Garcia-Rios
    Case Author: Pamela Varley
    Faculty Lead: John D. Donahue
    Pages (incl. exhibits): 11
    Setting: United States
    Language: English
    _year: 2010-2015
    _pages: 1-15
    _video: Yes
    _geography: US & Canada
  • Warranty Information

    /review/1946.0.EducatorCopy.pdf, /teachingplan/1946_2.pdf

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