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Lessons Learned in Building Collaborative Cyber Defenses


“Contemporary Issues in Security and Resilience Studies” Speaker Series Event     Michael Figueroa is passionate about making cybersecurity more accessible. Through the Advanced Cyber Security Center (ACSC), he is leading efforts that help large enterprises build stronger collaborative defenses both within the organization and across their ecosystems through a multidisciplinary approach for aligning security…
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The Crisis of the Western Left


“Challenging the Liberal World Order: Dangers and Possibilities” Speaker Series Event  Why have leftists in Europe and the United States been unable to take advantage of the political turmoil in their nations?  Socialists and social democrats ought to benefit from the mass outrage against inequality. Yet, nearly everywhere, they are embroiled in a crisis of their…
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Black Wave: How Networks and Governance Shaped Japan’s 3/11 Disasters


“Contemporary Issues in Security and Resilience Studies” Speaker Series Event Daniel P. Aldrich is professor and director of the Security and Resilience Program at Northeastern University. He has published five books, more than fifty peer reviewed articles, and written op-eds for The New York Times, CNN, Asahi Shinbun, along with appearing on popular media outlets…
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Shifting Ideas of Crime, and Where Resilience May Point to Solutions


“Contemporary Issues in Security and Resilience Studies” Speaker Series Event From the protests over officer-involved shootings in Ferguson, Missouri, to the explosion of gang violence that has pushed people to migrate from Central America, it is clear that issues of crime–and how society thinks about the causes and remedies of crime–will continue to be important…
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Beyond Sides Towards Reconciliation: Israeli and Palestinian Women


Photographer Saskia Keeley shares the results of her photography workshops that allow Israeli and Palestinian women to discover interconnectivity, respect, and empathy through the use of cameras. The lecture is illustrated with both the photographs taken and the voices of the participants.

New Tools for Sensing Microplastic Pollution, an Emerging Food Security Issue


“Contemporary Issues in Security and Resilience Studies” Speaker Series Event Microplastics are small plastic fragments less than 5mm in width and they are polluting the world’s water systems at alarming levels. This talk will explore the impacts of microplastics on critical water resources, our marine and freshwater food supplies, and also highlight efforts here at…
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Emotions: Separating Fact from Fiction


Dr. Lisa Barrett, University Distinguished Professor of Psychology; Director, Interdisciplinary Affective Science Laboratory at Northeastern University, will be speaking at the first event in the Spring 2019 “Us vs. Them: Taming the Biology of Otherness” speaker series…
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Yemen: The Human Cost of War


A conversation with Abby Maxman, CEO & President of Oxfam America regarding Yemen’s humanitarian crisis. Yemen-Event-final-flyer

CANCELLED (Can Caribbean Environmental History Teach Us Anything About Resilience?)


This event has been cancelled and will be rescheduled at a later date. “Contemporary Issues in Security and Resilience Studies” Speaker Series Event The Caribbean has undergone serious social, environmental and economic changes since the advent of colonization. What kind of society, consumption patterns, political organization or economic model should be adopted to build a more…
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