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Egypt Turmoil Provides Risk Management Lesson for Evacuated NYU Students

NU Online News Service, Jan. 2, 9:09 a.m. EST

It’s critical that risk managers with staff and locations abroad make sure their contingency plans are up to date and workable, said the risk manager of New York University, who on Sunday evacuated students and staff from Egypt following political turmoil in the country.

He said that while corporate America does this very well, with higher education, it’s a little different. But he noted the process is evolving. “In fact, we’re looking at our global travel plans and how we do things like procure travel for our students, faculty, and staff.”

The idea, he explained, is to “know where your people are, but have the intelligence in place to monitor the global world and identify where you might have to evacuate people.”

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