Disasters - Recipes and Remedies: A Social Research Conference with a keynote address featuring Fire Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta.
Every day seems to bring news of another disaster that threatens our lives, our homes and our entire community. The keynote address by New York City Fire Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta, will be moderated by New School President Bob Kerrey- The New School
Bob Kerrey is president of The New School in New York City.
For twelve years prior to becoming president of The New School, Bob Kerrey represented the State of Nebraska in the United States Senate. Before that, he served as Nebraska's governor for four years.
Bob Kerrey is the author of When I Was A Young Man: A Memoir, published by Harcourt Books (May 2002). He served as a member of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks upon the United States, currently leads a five year writing challenge sponsored by The National Commission on Writing in America's Schools and Colleges, and is co-chair with Newt Gingrich of The National Commission for Quality Long-Term Care.
Nicholas Scoppetta, former Commissioner for the Administration for Children's Services in the Giuliani administration, was appointed as New York City's 31st Fire Commissioner by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg on December 30, 2001.
Commissioner Scoppetta heads a Department with more than 16,000 Fire, EMS and civilian members, the world's busiest fire suppression and emergency medical services agency. His extensive experience in government and management spans more than four decades.
Fire Commissioner Scoppetta is a former Deputy Mayor and Commissioner of Investigation for the City of New York. He has served as Assistant District Attorney in New York County by District Attorney Frank S. Hogan, Associate Counsel to the Knapp Commission, an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and as the Deputy Independent Counsel in the investigation and prosecution of a former Special Assistant to the President of the United States.
Fire Commissioner Scoppetta has served on numerous boards of not-for-profit institutions and is a past member of the Executive Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York. He is also a past President and former Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Children's Aid Society. From February 1994 to January 1996, he was Chairman of the five-member Commission to Combat Police Corruption, which was created by former Mayor Giuliani to monitor the New York City Police Department's anti-corruption efforts.