Reflecting on 9/11 and the Resilience Imperative
By Stephen Flynn, GRI Founding Director
On the 20th anniversary of 9/11, GRI Founding Director Stephen Flynn reflects on his experience of witnessing from Manhattan the terrorist attacks that shattered national security and countless lives. Drawing on his role in advising U.S. Commissions before and after the attacks, congressional testimony he has provided on 31 occasions, and his research on both national security and societal resilience, Dr. Flynn points to the lessons we should have learned and still must learn from the tragic events of September 11, 2001.
Internal Resilience in Humanitarian Organizations: A Conversation with Harold Brooks
By Kathleen Fleischauer, GRI Global Development Coordinator
An expert in disaster response, Harold Brooks, who served as Senior Vice President of International Operations for the American Red Cross’ International Services Department, CEO of the American Red Cross Bay Area Chapter, and is one of the Global Resilience Institute’s Distinguished Senior Fellows, offers insight into how an organization that helps build resilience externally can also maintain internal resilience.
In Pursuit of Resilience for Critical Infrastructure
By Richard S. Mroz, GRI Distinguished Corporate Fellow
Our current world is one that is increasingly data driven—virtually every sector of every region relies on data for project implementation, operations, and management. While data is an undoubtedly useful tool, Richard S. Mroz of Resolute Strategies, LLC, takes a bold step away from traditional perspectives of “reliable and adequate” infrastructure and explains the need for a new approach to planning for resilience, including using consequence-based assessment tools to guide resilience solutions.
Event Recap: The Critical Role of Creative Expression in Achieving Preparedness and Resilience in Uncertain Times
By Daniela Rincón Reyes, GRI Business Development & Content Strategist
As part of our Global Resilience Research Network (GRRN) Resilience Lecture Series, GRI distinguished senior fellow, Dr. Julia Byers, LMHC, ATR-BC, led an online panel discussion on the role of creative expression to enhance resilience and humanitarian work during uncertain times.
Mark Patterson Receives Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award to Canada
We are pleased to announce that GRI Chief Technology Officer Mark Patterson has received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program award to Canada as the Research Chair on Advancing Transdisciplinary Research on the Changing North at the Université Laval, Québec. Patterson will conduct research and lecture at the Université Laval in Québec City as part of a project to understand food security of first nation peoples dependent on kelp beds in the Canadian Arctic.
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