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How a Cherokee Leader Ensured His People’s Language Survived
In this article by Michelle Cyca for History.com, Ellen Cushman, a faculty affiliate at GRI, and a member of the Cherokee Nation says syllabaries have an advantage over alphabets.
How Museums are Undertaking Preservation Tactics in the Face of Climate Change
In this resilience piece by GRI Outreach Coordinator, Shemilore Daniels, she looks at several of these institutions in different countries and examines what they have created in terms of disaster risk plans, resilience plans and projects that focus on restoration, sustainability, and community resilience.
African Digital Innovators: Turning plastic Waste Into Value; but Gaps Remain
In this article in The Premium Times Nigeria, Seun Kolade, a Global Resilience Research Network (GRRN) partner, he details a number of Africa initiatives that are transforming the plastic value chain into a smart, innovative and sustainable network to combat the Circular Plastic Economy.
Dr. Stephen Flynn on The Global Exchange podcast: Resiliency and its Importance for Democratic Stability
Colin Robertson speaks to GRI Founding Director Stephen Flynn about COVID-19 coordination in the United States and Canada, why resilience is more of an imperative now than in the past, disruptions as the...
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A Global Disruption Requires a Global Response: Policies for building international business resilience for this and future pandemics
The COVID-19 global pandemic has exacerbated the move toward greater economic nationalism and isolationism across the world. As nations have independently constructed responses to the pandemic with vastly dissimilar success levels, the repercussions for international businesses and national economies has been intense. We posit that addressing a global disruption, such as this pandemic that cannot be contained effectively by borders, requires a global response - not a national nor a local response.
K-12 Education in New England
New England’s K-12 schools are critical anchor institutions that serve some of the most important functions in our communities. Elementary and secondary education’s primary function is youth academic development, through the cognitive, social-emotional, and physical development of children.
Local2030 Islands Network’s Communities of Practice Convening
Join the inaugural in-person meeting of the Local2030 Islands Network's Data for Climate Resilience Community of Practice and Sustainable & Regenerative Tourism Community of Practice (both launched in 2022), hosted by the Local2030 Islands Network in partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) on April 2-6, 2023.
Stone Living Lab Conference: Nature-Based Coastal Resilience in Urban Settings
Join Stone Living Labs for their first in-person conference, Nature-Based Coastal Resilience in Urban Settings, to be held April 26-28, 2023 at the UMass Boston Campus Center.
May 4 at 5:00 pm
Essential but Unseen: How Social Capital + Infrastructure Solve Problems
Join GRI Co-Director Daniel Aldrich as he discusses the impacts of social capital and social infrastructure on transforming societies on May 4, 2023.
Sustainable Island Solutions Through Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Symposium 2023
Join GRRN Partner institute - University of Aruba - for their first Sustainable Island Solutions through Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Symposium from the 10th to 12th May 2023.
Transitioning From Urban Climate Action to Climate Equity
In this publication, GRI Faculty Affiliate Joan Fitzgerald identifies how planners and policymakers are making the climate action planning process more inclusive of marginalized groups and incorporating equity into the plan’s goals. Through the experiences of five cities, she reveals three actions essential to achieving authentic participation.
Beyond Climate Isolationism: a Necessary Shift for Climate Justice
In the September 2022 issue of Current Climate Change Reports, Faculty Affiliate Jennie Stephens reviews the inadequacy and dangers of climate isolationism, explores why climate justice provides an alternative more effective framing, and calls for more ....
Public Investment in Hazard Mitigation: Effectiveness and the Role of Community Diversity
GRI Faculty Affiliate, Ivan Petkov, brings his expertise on macroeconomics to tie finding the answer as to why differences in cultural and institutional endowments in U.S. counties affect communities capabilities to mitigate environmental hazards