About this Event
Many observers continue to think about readiness and response to disasters in terms of individual preparation (e.g. kits) or government activity (massive seawalls and early warning systems). But a growing body of evidence shows that it is our social ties - the people that we interact with - that help us survive and thrive during shocks. In this seminar moderated by Johns Hopkins SAIS interim Dean Dr. Kent Calder, speaker Dr. Daniel Aldrich will discuss how investing in civic and social infrastructure can better prepare societies for shocks to come. Dr. Aldrich draws on qualitative and quantitative data from Japan and other advanced industrial democracies.*This is and in-person event.
Biography: Dr. Daniel Aldrich is an award-winning author and has published five books including Building Resilience and Black Wave, more than 70 peer-reviewed articles, and written op-eds for the New York Times, CNN, HuffPost, and many other media outlets. He has spent more than 5 years in India, Japan, and Africa carrying out fieldwork with his work having been funded by the Fulbright Foundation, the National Science Foundation, the Abe Foundation, and the Japan Foundation, among other institutions. He tweets at @danielpaldrich.
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
Johns Hopkins University - SAIS, Rome Building (Room 806), Washington, United States