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About Karim Hardy

Dr. Hardy completed his Ph.D. in Sciences and Engineering of Risk Activities from Mines ParisTech, France. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Environmental and Safety Engineering, a first Master of Arts in Legal Studies with concentration in Euro-Mediterranean Security and Defense Law and a second Master of Arts in Political Science with concentration in European Studies and International Solidarity. He was a Ph.D. visiting student within the Complex Systems Research Lab, Aero/Astro Department, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Postdoc Fellow within the Center for Catastrophic Risk Management, Haas Business School, at UC Berkeley.

For 4 years, Dr. Hardy worked as an environment, health and safety engineer for the Solvay Group in charge of risk management within several industrial projects. 

He is an ABET Program Evaluator in partnership with the American Association of Safety Engineers (ASSE).

Dr. Hardy’s research focus is in the area of models of accidents, system dynamics, system safety, theory of complexity, organizational behavior and resilience within socio-technical systems. Prior to become an Assistant Professor at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Dr. Hardy spent several years as a volunteer firefighter in southern France. He has been a reserve officer in the French Navy in charge of crisis and disaster management for the French Navy general staff.


Present Associate Professor, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

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Doctorate in Sciences and Engineering of Risk Actitivies, Mines ParisTech
Master in Law and Political Science, University of Nice Sophia Antoplis
Master in Euro-Mediterranean Legal Areas, University of Toulon

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Department of Undergraduate Studies
College of Aeronautics
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Crisis Management (3)

Resilience (1)

Situational Awareness (1)

Emergency Management (3)

Safety Sciences (1)

System Safety (10)

Research Works (1)