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Jan 23 — Jan 25

NCSE’s 18th National Conference and Global Forum on Science, Policy and the Environment

NCSE’s 18th National Conference and Global Forum on Science, Policy and the Environment: The Science, Business, and Education of Sustainable Infrastructure: Building Resilience in a Changing World will take place January 23-25 in Washington, DC.

Global Resilience Institute Associate Director Jennie Stephens will chair the following session:

University Engagement with the Global Resilient Imperative

In our increasingly turbulent world, universities have huge potential to engage with non-academic stakeholders to advance resilience of all kinds at multiple levels including strengthening individual resilience, community resilience, infrastructure resilience, and eco-systems resilience.  Institutions of higher education hold a unique position in society as critically important places of knowledge production, analysis, and knowledge dissemination. In addition, institutions of higher education have unique potential to encourage synthesis and integration of different types of knowledge and to enhance the application of knowledge for social change. This session explores the potential for university initiatives focused on strengthening resilience.  The Global Resilience Institute at Northeastern University, a leading a university-wide interdisciplinary effort to advance resilience-related initiatives that contribute to the security, sustainability, health and well-being of societies, provides an example of the potential of engaged academic work in this critically important area.

For more information, or to register, visit the event website here: