Thriving, Not Just Surviving

Solutions for Global Resilience

The Inaugural Global Resilience
Research Network Summit

29 March 2018
Boston, MA

The GRRN Mission

Novel approaches for responding to the growing array of shocks and protracted disruptions are urgently needed. Devising them requires close collaboration amongst researchers, policymakers and practitioners worldwide. The Global Resilience Research Network, founded by the Global Resilience Institute at Northeastern University, provides a forum for collaboration on resilience-building efforts, and supports the sharing of resilience tools, applications, skills, and best practices to facilitate their rapid and widespread adoption worldwide.

 

About the 2018 GRRN Summit

The Inaugural GRRN Summit in Boston, USA, brought together leading resilience experts from 20 major universities and research institutions from 14 countries in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and North and South America. Powerful stories were shared by distinguished practitioners who have recently been on the front lines of managing some of the 21st century’s most catastrophic disasters.  They reinforced the urgent need for developing new resilience-building tools, applications, and skills. Researchers and thought leaders work together, sharing expertise, forging collaborative relationships, and identifying applied research projects that will help build greater individual, community, system and societal resilience. We look forward to the 2019 Summit that will be hosted by Fraunhofer EMI on April 10-11 in Freiburg, Germany.

2018 Summit Participants

2018 GRRN Summit Highlights

(Daniel Aldrich, Meir Elran) Daniel Aldrich, Professor of Political Science, Public Policy and Urban Affairs; Director, Masters Program in Security and Resilience speaks with Meir Elran, Senior Research Fellow, Head of the Program on Homeland Security and the Program on Socio-Military Relations at the Institute for National Security in Israel.

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(Irving Wladwsky-Berger) Global Resilience Institute Distinguished Senior Fellow Irving Wladwsky-Berger

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(Left to right: Stephen Flynn, Kuntoro Mangkusubroto, Ian Hopkins, Bill Evans, Judge Ed Emmett, and Albrecht Broemme) Ian Hopkins, Chief Constable of the Greater Manchester Police, shares his community’s experience responding to the extensive trauma, both direct and vicarious, caused by the Manchester Arena Bombing in 2017.

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(Daniel Aldrich, Meir Elran) Daniel Aldrich, Professor of Political Science, Public Policy and Urban Affairs; Director, Masters Program in Security and Resilience speaks with Meir Elran, Senior Research Fellow, Head of the Program on Homeland Security and the Program on Socio-Military Relations at the Institute for National Security in Israel.

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2018 Schedule