A container ship longer than four football fields got stuck sideways in one of the narrowest parts of Egypt’s Suez Canal, blocking the waterway and causing a major traffic jam. The Suez Canal carries about 10% of the world’s shipping traffic. The World’s Carol Hills speaks with Professor Stephen Flynn, a leading expert on supply chain resilience at Northeastern University, about what this means for the worldwide shipping industry.


About Stephen E. Flynn

Stephen E. FlynnAs Founding Director of the Global Resilience Institute at Northeastern University, Stephen E. Flynn leads a major university-wide research initiative to inform and advance societal resilience in the face of growing human-made and naturally-occurring turbulence. At Northeastern, he is also Professor of Political Science with faculty affiliations in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the School of Public Policy & Urban Affairs. Dr. Flynn is recognized as one of the world’s leading experts on critical infrastructure and supply chain security and resilience.



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