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Annual Resilience Debate of the Resilience Association

June 23, 2022 at 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm


Global Resilience Research Network(GRRN) Partner, Resilience Association, will be holding their Annual Resilience Debate on Thursday 23rd June 2022, between 12:00pm-1:00pm ET/ 4pm and 5pm GMT, broadcast via Zoom.

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Our debate this year promises to be a highly focused, thought-provoking, and energetic session with Peter Power interviewing Dr. Nik Gowing an award-winning journalist, ex BBC, ITN, and Channel 4 News presenter, international broadcaster, and founder at ‘Thinking the Unthinkable’  who will draw on his considerable first-hand experience of international crises and the need to increase resilience across countries and organizations, big and small.

Nik is a Distinguished Fellow at the Royal United Service Institute, London. He has also been a member of the councils of Chatham House and the Overseas Development Institute. He was a board member for the Hay Literary Festival and is now a Trustee for the festival’s new charitable status.

Nik has extensive reporting experience over three decades in diplomacy, defense, and international security. He has a much sought-after analytical expertise on the failures to manage information in the new digitally transparent environments of conflicts, crises, emergencies, and times of tension.

His peer-reviewed study for the Reuter Institute at Oxford University Skyful of Lies and Black Swan (2009) predicted and identified the new vulnerability, fragility, and brittleness of institutional power in what would soon become the new all-pervasive public information space. The work was built on his earlier research in the Kennedy School at Harvard. Current developments have confirmed all that his cutting-edge work warned about.

The discussion will particularly focus on what resilience means in 2022 and beyond in a world of fast-mutating threat landscapes. Before the debate, Peter would welcome questions in advance from those who will join him and Nik online to ensure delegates can take away thought-provoking answers and suggestions on new ways of thinking about this highly important topic.

This event will be held online via Zoom, and access details will be sent to the email that you have used to book via Eventbrite. In the event that you do not receive details of the Zoom link by midday on Wednesday 22nd June 2022, please notify





June 23, 2022
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
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