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Resilience leaders convene in Boston for the inaugural Global Resilience Research Network Summit

The Inaugural Global Resilience Research Network Summit took place in Boston on Thursday, hosting resilience experts from around the world.

Following an introduction from Northeastern University College of Social Sciences and Humanities Dean Uta G. Poiger, Fraunhofer Ernst-Mach Institut Head of Strategic Management Daniel Hiller, and International Affairs and Research Programs Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft Director Frank Treppe, Thursday’s events began with personal accounts of responding to and managing the aftermath of disasters – both natural and man-made.

Greater Manchester Chief Constable Ian Hopkins, Harris County Judge Ed Emmett, Boston Police Commissioner Bill Evans, Federal Agency for Technical Relief President Albrecht Broemme and Former Head of the Aceh-Nias Rehabilitation & Reconstruction Agency Dr. Kuntoro Mangkusubroto took the stage for the first panel. Each described their experiences with community and individual resilience during and after disasters including the Boston Marathon bombing, Hurricane Harvey and the 2004 Indonesian tsunami.

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WCVB-TV covered the discussions of the first panel; To watch their coverage click here.