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When the Lines Blur: Resiliency in a Connected World

01/14/2020

“Contemporary Issues in Security and Resilience Studies” Speaker Series Event Richard “Dick” Lake currently serves as the Vice President, Security Services (Chief Security Officer), Booz Allen Hamilton.  He leads a team of security, crisis management, and business continuity experts who contribute to the security and resilience of Booz Allen’s employees and resources.  He is also…
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Can Caribbean Environmental History Teach Us Anything About Resilience?

12/03/2019

“Contemporary Issues in Security and Resilience Studies” Speaker Series Event     Reinaldo Funes Monzote currently works at the History Department at the University of Havana and in the Antonio Nunez Jimenez Foundation in Havana. Visiting professor in the Council on Latin American & Iberian Studies at the MacMillan Center, Yale University, between 2015 and…
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A Neo-Existentialist Account of Human Nature and Social Identity

11/14/2019

“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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Distributing Power Through Renewable Transformation for Climate Resilience

11/12/2019

“Contemporary Issues in Security and Resilience Studies” Speaker Series Event     Jennie C. Stephens is the Director of Northeastern’s School of Public Policy & Urban Affairs and Dean’s Professor of Sustainability Science & Policy. She is also the Director for Strategic Research Collaborations at Northeastern’s Global Resilience Institute. Her research, teaching, and community engagement…
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Lessons Learned in Building Collaborative Cyber Defenses

10/15/2019

“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

09/25/2019

“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

09/10/2019

“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

04/16/2019

“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

04/16/2019

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.