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Speaker series at Northeastern examining contemporary issues in security and resilience

A series of free lectures at Northeastern University will draw on a wide range of expertise to examine contemporary issues in security and resilience.

The Spring 2018 series, presented by Northeastern University’s Center for International Affairs and World Cultures, the Northeastern Humanities Center, and the Department of Political Science, launched its first talk on January 23 and will culminate on April 10. Two Global Resilience Institute (GRI) Faculty Affiliates are taking part: Shalanda Baker, Professor, School of Law and School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs; and Peter Boynton, Professor of the Practice, School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs; CEO, George J. Kostas Research Institute for Homeland Security.

For additional details around each event, click the event descriptions below. Videos will be posted after each talk.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018
“Rituals of Resilience”

Carie Hersh
Assistant Teaching Professor, Sociology and Anthropology, Northeastern University
Learn more here.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018
“Precarious Energy Futures”


Shalanda Baker
Professor, School of Law and School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs, Northeastern University
Learn more here.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018
“Research Applications in Support of Emergency Responders”
Peter Boynton
Professor of the Practice, School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs; CEO, George J. Kostas Research Institute for Homeland Security, Northeastern University
Learn more here
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Tuesday, April 10, 2018
“Between Fear and Hope: How Resilient Can Cities Be?”
Josef Konvitz
Associate Fellow, “Resilience,” New Cities Foundation; Honorary Professor, University of Glasgow
Learn more here.

All of the events will be held in 909 Renaissance Park, 1135 Tremont Street, Boston, MA.

For more information, or to contact the event organizers, visit: https://goo.gl/wn7bHh

Northeastern University’s Master of Science in Security and Resilience Studies program provides skills in data analysis, leadership, and systemic thinking to help the next generation of leaders build organizations, communities, and societies that can withstand forthcoming challenges. The program has seen great success in placing students in a number of security and resilience related industries. Some of its alumni are now working at CyberSheath Services International, LLC, Massachusetts Port Authority, Volpe Center, and the UnitedHealth Group. Click here for more information.