Ben Yelin

Program Director, Public Policy & External Affairs, University of Maryland Center for Health and Homeland Security
Lecturer in Law


(415) 596-5705

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Ben Yelin is the program director for public policy & external affairs at the University of Maryland Center for Health and Homeland Security, as well as an adjunct professor of law at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law.

He teaches two online courses in Maryland Carey Law’s Master of Science in Law Program: U.S. Law and the Legal System, and National Security, Electronic Surveillance and the Fourth Amendment. He also teaches the National Security course to JD students.

Since joining CHHS following his law school graduation in 2013, he has assisted clients on projects relating to: legislative and policy analysis, exercise and training, interoperability, Continuity of Operations (COOP) planning, Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (HIRA), resource management, emergency operations, and many other emergency management subjects. He also serves as the CHHS media relations specialist and co-runs the extern and research assistance programs.