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.


Political Science News

Jewish-Muslim Diasporic Workshop

As recipient of a Special Initiatives Fund award from the American Academic of Jewish Research (AAJR), Professor William Miles of the Political Science Department convened at Northeastern on October 6 the first encounter of a Workshop on “Jews in Muslim and Shared Diasporic Lands.” The purpose of the AAJR Special Initiative grant is to “encourage…
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Environment and Politics: Saving the World Starts at the Local Level

Justin shares his experience in public service and crafting legislation. What did you do prior to your PhD in Political science? Before starting my PhD in Political Science, I served in the United States Army Infantry, eventually making the rank of Captain. During my service, I had the privilege of being Executive Officer to the…
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Political Science alumnus improving the tube in London

Maxwell Meyers, a 2018 graduate (BS – Political Science), recently received a full scholarship to attend the London School of Economics.  Meyers will use the Oram-Stott-Schlusche Scholarship to study for a Master of Science degree in the Regional and Urban Studies program.  He will focus on urban transportation infrastructure, specifically a new 78-mile rail line that includes a…
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The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: What Everyone Needs to Know

Professor Dov Waxman’s newest book will be published next week by Oxford University Press. What Everyone Needs to Know® provides an “Highly accessible overview of an enormously complex subject that provides readers with the tools necessary to understand the conflict” No conflict in the world has lasted as long, generated as many news headlines, or incited…
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Political Science Events


Is Cyber Resilience Possible?

  “Contemporary Issues in Security and Resilience Studies” Speaker Series Event Globalization, misaligned incentives, distorted influence by major providers, legacy infrastructure designed and implemented before the cyber threat was well understood and the vast complexity of hardware, targeted attacks by powerful adversaries as well as a cadre of less powerful but numerous actors and software…
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Calamity’s Reward: The Elusive Art of Resilience and Repair

“Contemporary Issues in Security and Resilience Studies” Speaker Series Event Jeff Howe is an assistant professor at Northeastern University. A longtime contributing editor at Wired magazine, he coined the term crowdsourcing in a 2006 article for that magazine. In 2008 he published a book with Random House that looked more deeply at the phenomenon of massive…
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The Networked Digital Earth for Climate Adaptation and Resilient Engineering

  “Contemporary Issues in Security and Resilience Studies” Speaker Series Event Auroop R. Ganguly is a Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Northeastern University, with 20+ years professional experience spanning the private sector (including Oracle Corporation and multiple startups), government research (US DOE’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory), and academia. He has authored a textbook…
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