Dr. Daniel P. Aldrich, Director of the Security and Resilience Studies Program and Professor in Political Science and Public Policy at Northeastern University, has been selected as the 57th Robert D. Klein Lecturer. Professor Aldrich’s talk, “The Critical Role of Social Ties in Disasters and Shocks” will draw from his extensive research in resilience and public policy.
The Klein University Lecturer Award established in 1964, upon the recommendation of the Faculty Senate, honors a member of the teaching faculty who has contributed with distinction to his or her own field of study. The University Lecture enables that faculty member to share the fruits of that scholarship with the University community and the general public. In 1979, the award was renamed in tribute to the late Robert D. Klein, professor of mathematics, chairman of the Faculty Senate Agenda Community, and vice chairman of the Faculty Senate.
About the Speaker
Daniel P. Aldrich is a professor and director of the Security and Resilience Program at Northeastern University. He has published five books, more than fifty peer reviewed articles, and written op-eds for The New York Times, CNN, Asahi Shinbun, along with appearing on popular media outlets such as CNBC, MSNBC, NPR, and HuffPost. His research has been funded by the Fulbright Foundation, the Abe Foundation, and the National Science Foundation, and he has carried out more than five years of fieldwork in Japan, India, Africa, and the Gulf Coast.
The lecture will be delivered on Monday, March 22, at 2:00 PM EST via a live webinar on the Northeastern University Facebook page.