Our Mission

The Global Resilience Institute is committed to informing and advancing societal resilience around the world. Individuals, communities, nations, and the systems they depend upon, can thrive only if they have the means to better withstand, recover from and adapt to the inevitable shocks and disruptive events of the 21st century. Our university-wide Institute is partnering with other leading academic research institutions, nonprofits and the public and private sectors to devise and apply practical, interdisciplinary innovations and solutions to resilience challenges.

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GRI Current Events Blog

During the weekend of March 17th to March 19th, a record setting El Niño delivered “10 times more rainfall" than a typical rainy season to Peru, causing massive floods and landslides.…
On March 14th, the Northeast U.S. was hit by a late winter storm, Stella, that brought sleet and snow to much of the region. Meteorologists predicted that cities like Philadelphia,…
On Saturday, 11 March 2017, a massive landslide occurred at the Koshe landfill on the edge of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia’s capital. About 150 people were present when the landslide happened;…
According to recently released data from California’s Water Resource Board, approximately 700,000 California residents are being exposed to contaminated tap water. The data shows that 292 water systems in California have…
The recent global bird flu outbreaks have resulted in at least 460 confirmed human cases of the H7N9 strain in China since October 2016. On average, a third of those…
Sewage Warning
Over the course of 18 days in February, more than 143 million gallons of raw sewage from the Tijuana River spilled into the Pacific Ocean, contaminating water and beaches up the coast to…

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Security and Resilience Studies Masters Program

Northeastern's MS SRS program prepares the next generation of security leadership to address an evolving array of 21st century challenges.

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Our Mission

The Global Resilience Institute is committed to informing and advancing societal resilience around the world. Individuals, communities, nations, and the systems they depend upon, can thrive only if they have the means to better withstand, recover from and adapt to the inevitable shocks and disruptive events of the 21st century. Our university-wide Institute is partnering with other leading academic research institutions, nonprofits and the public and private sectors to devise and apply practical, interdisciplinary innovations and solutions to resilience challenges.

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