Month: September 2015

Reimagining Resilience Speaker Series

Disruptions are not new. But in our hyper-connected world, disruptions have acquired a new relevance; they’re now a key feature of our lives. Some disruptions immediately trigger a recovery process. Others trigger more adaptive processes. The Global Resilience Collaborative is launching a new initiative designed to create conditions for trans-disciplinary dialogue, learning and innovation that…

How Natural Disasters Harm the Poor More Than the Rich

The following piece by Columbia Professor John Mutter, author of The Disaster Profiteers: How Natural Disasters Make the Rich Richer and the Poor Even Poorer, and published in Slate is really highly recommended reading for anyone interested in the diverse range of factors impacting on the way natural disasters are managed.   By John Mutter…