Professor Daniel Aldrich in "Meeting The Challenge"

A webisode from The Resilience Age

The Resilience Age is a soon to be released documentary by The Rockefeller Foundation. The film was directed by Daniel Fries, ECD of Leroy & Clarkson. According to the Rockefeller Foundation their view of Resilience is: Helping cities, organizations, and communities better prepare for, respond to, and transform from disruption. Professor Aldrich speaks about his time in New Orleans and in the neighborhoods of Detroit, where community relationships have helped people survive and even thrive. To see the other 3 webisodes go to the website for The Resilience Age.


To see more videos with Professor Aldrich visit the Media page on his website by clicking here.


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Political Science Doctoral Candidate awarded for ‘Resilient Critical infrastructure’ Research

Maria Robson, a Doctoral Candidate in the Department of Political Science at Northeastern University, was awarded for the best graduate poster at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Centers of Excellence Summit on May 31. Robson presented the poster with Lizzy Warner who is also pursuing her PhD at Northeastern University. “We saw an opportunity for interdisciplinary research…
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The Niger that I know

Political Science Professor William Miles, expert in Nigerian culture and politics, shared  his view of Niger in the article entitled “The Niger that I know” featured in The Christian Science Monitor. “Living in Niger changed my view of Africa, Islam, and humanity. It has taught me how dignity flourishes in the face of poverty and how Islam is a…
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More political information access “because” of censorship?

Northeastern University Post-doctoral fellow explains how censorship can increase information access. While previous literature was focusing on the censorship main effect, the restriction on the information availability to a specific population, Dr. Hobbs’ research confirms that censorship can actually increase the access to political information. He describes this phenomenon as the “gateway effect” in a…
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The Resilience Imperative: Managing Mayhem in an Age of Global Turbulence

Dr. Stephen Flynn is the Founding Director of the Global Resilience Institute at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. He is a Professor of Political Science with affiliated faculty appointments in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs. Prof. Flynn is also Co-Director of the George J. Kostas Research Institute for Homeland Security at Northeastern. He has previously served as President of the Center for National Policy and spent a decade as a senior fellow for National Security Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations…
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Boston International Security Graduate Conference Submission Deadline

The Northeastern University International Security Working Group is currently accepting abstracts for the first annual Boston International Security Graduate Conference, a one-day conference to be held on February 23, 2018 in Boston, MA. This conference seeks research broadly related to themes of contemporary and emerging threats. It will serve as a forum for graduate students…
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