As they strive to grow and prosper into the 21st century, communities around the world can expect a diverse and increasingly complex and destructive array of security and resilience challenges. As the disruptive forces facing modern society persist and change over time, so must the theories, policies and programs designed to counter them.

Inaugural members of the Global Resilience Research Network gather after attending the International Resilience Symposium in Gaithersburg, MD.

Confronting these challenges requires cooperation across disciplines and borders, and overcoming them will be impossible without an environment where communication, information exchange, and the sharing of knowledge is facilitated and encouraged. In a world where critical infrastructures are globally interconnected and disasters transcend political borders, this effort must not be confined within university departments, company boardrooms, or government agencies.
GRI’s Global Resilience Research Network is designed to provide a forum for collaboration on resilience-building efforts among thought leaders, researchers, technical experts, policymakers, and practitioners throughout the world.
To inquire about joining this network, please email with “Global Resilience Research Network” in the subject line.


Network Member Publications

Evaluating Flood Resilience Strategies for Coastal Megacities

This document analyzes the risk posed to "megacities" by floods and analyzes different strategies to mitigate their impacts. It evaluates…

PROGRESS Project: Improving the Resilience of Satellite Ground Station Infrastructures

This report analyzes the FP7 project PROGRESS, which is designed to detect and mitigate attacks on ground infrastructure that supports European…

Toward a gender diverse workforce in the renewable energy transition

Despite the rapid growth of the renewable energy field, there is still a lack of gender diversity. Diversity has been shown…

Transitions in climate and energy discourse between Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy

This paper uses mathematical document methods to analyze the topics discussed post Hurricanes Katrina (2005) and Sandy (2012) as a…

Resilience Engineering as Part of Security Research: Definitions, Concepts and Science Approaches

This article investigates the idea of Resilience Engineering, focusing on "critical functionality, ensuring graceful degradation and enabling fast recovery of complex…

Susceptibility, vulnerability, and averaged risk analysis for resilience enhancement of urban areas

This article analyzes the resilience of different cities by using different empirical data, engineering methods, and simulations. The authors to analyze…


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Upcoming Events

  1. Coastal Resilience Conference-Old Dominion
    June 26 - June 28

  2. Wildfires: A Changing Landscape
    June 29 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

  3. NCS4 Conference & Expo in Orlando
    July 11 - July 13

Our Mission

The Global Resilience Institute is committed to informing and advancing societal resilience around the world. Individuals, communities, nations, and the systems they depend upon, can thrive only if they have the means to better withstand, recover from and adapt to the inevitable shocks and disruptive events of the 21st century. Our university-wide Institute is partnering with other leading academic research institutions, nonprofits and the public and private sectors to devise and apply practical, interdisciplinary innovations and solutions to resilience challenges.