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Professor of Political Science, Public Policy and Urban Affairs; Director, Security and Resilience Studies Program

Daniel P. Aldrich is professor and director of the Security and Resilience Studies Program at Northeastern University. An award winning author, he has published five books, more than sixty peer reviewed articles, and written op-eds for The New York Times, CNN, Asahi Shinbun, along with appearing on popular media outlets such as CNBC, MSNBC, NPR, and HuffPost. His research has been funded by the Fulbright Foundation, the Abe Foundation, and the National Science Foundation, and he has carried out more than five years of fieldwork in Japan, India, Africa, and the Gulf Coast.

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  • TIER 1 NEU Award, 2019-2020
  • Fulbright Specialist Award, 2018-2021
  • NSF Engineering Research Center for Socio-Physical Extreme Event Resilience, 2018
  • Pasona Alumnus of the Year, 2018
  • Global Resilience Institute Seed Grant, 2017
  • Mellon Grand Challenge Exploratory Award, 2014
  • Rachel Carson Center Fellowship (Munich), 2014 (declined)
  • Kinley Trust Fellowship, 2014
  • University Faculty Scholar, Purdue University, 2012-2015
  • East Asia Institute Fellowship (China), 2012-2013
  • Fulbright Research Fellowship (Japan), 2012-2013
  • Best Paper Award, APSA Public Policy Section, 2012
  • Frontiers in Development Essay Contest Winner, USAID, 2012
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellowship, 2011-2012
  • US Embassy (Tokyo) Speaker Program, Summer 2011
  • Daniel P. Aldrich Oasis of resilience? An empirical investigation of rain water harvesting systems in a high poverty, peripheral community. Economics of Disasters and Climate Change forthcoming 2020 with Courtney Tan
  • Capturing Bonding, Bridging, and Linking Social Capital through Publicly Available Data. Risks, Hazards, and Crises in Public Policy 11(1): 61-86 with Dean Kyne 2020
  • Challenges to Coordination: Understanding Intergovernmental Friction during Disasters. International Journal of Disaster Risk Science 10: 306–316 2019
  • Substitute or Complement? How Social Capital, Age, and Socioeconomic Status Interacted to Impact Mortality in Japan’s 3/11 Tsunami. Social Science and Medicine: Population Health Vol 7 2019 with Maoxin Ye
  • East Asia’s Nuclear Policies: Fukushima Effect or Nuclear Renaissance? Georgetown Journal of Asian Affairs 4(2): 58-65 2019 with Tim Fraser
  • A Janus Faced Resource: Social Capital and Resilience Trade Offs International Risk Governance Council Resource Guide 2: 1-7 2018 with Courtney Page-Tan and Tim Fraser
  • How Social Ties Influence Hurricane Evacuation Behavior, Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing 2(122): 1-16 2018 with Danae Metaxa-Kakavouli and Paige Maas
  • How Social Ties Influence Hurricane Evacuation Behavior, Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing 2(122): 1-16 2018
  • Engineering meets institutions: An interdisciplinary approach to management of resilience, Environmental Systems and Decisions 38: 306-317 2018
  • International Federation of Landscape Architects AAPME Jury Member, 2020 Founding member, College of Reviewers, NSF Growing Convergence Research (GCR), 2020+
  • New England Aquarium Adviser, 2018-2020
  • Boston Research and Evaluation Collaborative, 2016-2018
  • Transportation Review Board, Standing Comm. on Critical Infrastructure Protection, 2017-2020
  • Chair, Elinor Ostrom Award, STEP Section, APSA, 2017
  • Fulbright Regional Reviewer, East Asia, 2015-2018
  • Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority Advisory Group, State of Louisiana, 2014-2017
  • Community Health Resilience Working Group, National Biodefense Science Board, 2013-15


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