GRI Current Events Blog
Two videos detailing the mission of the Global Resilience Institute (GRI) were highlighted this week in a blog dedicated to the world of emergency management and homeland security.
Both pieces define resilience, with one featuring Northeastern University President Joseph E. Aoun. In the second video GRI Founding Director Dr. Stephen Flynn goes into detail on what it means to be resilient.
“Resilience is that capacity to withstand a disruption or a shock and when you get knocked down, get back up and learn from it — and adapt — and get better the next time around,” explains Flynn. “What we’re starting to realize is that, as a global community, we just have to get better at dealing with disruptions, we can’t prevent all bad things from happening.
“The Global Resilience Institute’s mission is to help individuals, communities and ultimately society be able to better withstand risk when it manifests itself and be able to respond and recover and adapt to those risks.”
The blog, Disaster Zone by Eric Holdeman, can be found here.
About the GRI:
The Global Resilience Institute (globalresilience.northeastern.edu) is leading a university-wide interdisciplinary effort to advance resilience-related initiatives that contribute to the security, sustainability, health and well-being of societies. Our objective is to help advance preparedness at multiple levels to effectively respond to slowly emerging disruptions and sudden disasters, both human-made and naturally-occurring.
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