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Professor, Political Science and Public Policy; Director of the Resiliences Studies Program; Co-Director of the Global Resilience Institute

An award winning author, Aldrich has published five books including Building Resilience and Black Wave, more than 95 peer-reviewed articles, and written op-eds for the New York Times, CNN, HuffPost, and many other media outlets. He has spent more than 5 years in India, Japan, and Africa carrying out fieldwork and his work has been funded by the Fulbright Foundation, the National Science Foundation, the Abe Foundation, the Rasmussen Foundation, and the Japan Foundation, among other institutions.

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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
  • 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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