On the publishing front, Emily Oxenford has agreed to take the weight of the second volume of Reflections on Risk, which will contain 27 new research notes. She'll edit the notes, write the head notes for each, and a general introduction to the volume. It's a pleasure to have a former ASA research associate take on this role in her spare time, especially since it leaves me clear to work on new projects.
|View down into Washington Square from the NYU Global Risk Forum.|
|Walking toward Freedom Tower.|
|We are all in hard hats and vests because this is an active construction site. This is one view of the exterior of the 911 Memorial Museum.|
|The museum actually descends into the ground, where most of it will be housed. Here we are down one floor from the lobby which is not far from the memorial fountains.|
|Original WTC slurry wall.|
|One of the beams that remained standing on site after 9/11. It will be displayed in the museum. People you can see through the window are at the fountains in the memorial park.|
|Two rough elevators to get to 90th floor. Here we are standing on external platform, watching workers on the 91st floor.|
|The view is extraordinary from the 90th floor is top floor of offices. The observation deck will be higher up.|
|We were allowed to leave our names on one of the interior walls on the 90th floor.|
|On our way down after the tour.|
I'm preparing now for three more speaking gigs over the summer. Late this month, I'm speaking on reducing the risk of cyber-fraud to the Washington Society of CPAs. In late July, I chair the last session of the Public Private Partnerships conference, sponsored by DHS and FEMA, in Washington DC. It's called "Extending Our Reach," and will look at ways to revitalize and enhance such partnerships in a targeted fashion. In August, I speak in Phoenix at the Institute for Internal Auditors conference on Governance, Risk and Compliance.
In between, I'll be finishing up specific pieces of work and starting my next book, a risk guide for executives. Sun Tzu would be proud of me.