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That is a question that academic Daniel Aldrich has dedicated his life to. In 2005, Aldrich moved to Lakeview, New Orleans, with his family to begin an academic post teaching Japanese domestic policy at Tulane University, his first job out of graduate school. After buying new furniture and a car and enrolling his two young children in school, Aldrich went to bed early on an August Sunday, ready to start his new job the following day. “That day never happened,” Aldrich told me, “because we had to evacuate Sunday morning around 3 a.m. with what felt like a million other New Orleans residents, as Hurricane Katrina came in.”

 

Professor and Director of the Security and Resilience Studies Program, Northeastern University
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Check out his books BLACK WAVE, BUILDING RESILIENCE and SITE FIGHTS