Daniel Aldrich Professor of Political Science, Public Policy, and Urban Affairs; Director, Masters Program in Security and Resilience email@example.com Expertise Australia, Civil Society, COVID-19, Disasters, fires, Policy, Resilience Daniel Aldrich in the Press Article Salon Why the US is trapped in an unending state of post-COVID “recovery” Researchers like Daniel Aldrich, who is a professor of political science and Director of the Security and Resilience Studies Program at Northeastern University and studies the characteristics of resilient communities, say the U.S. could now be stuck in a phase of recovery — because it wasn’t “resilient” enough to overcome the adversities of the pandemic […] Article WCNC Is South Carolina politically engaged? This study says no “State-by-state differences in political engagement are driven by some factors, including the political culture of the state, barriers to political participation, and recent political events,” Daniel Aldrich, professor and director of the security and resilience studies program at Northeastern University, said. Article ABC News In Hurricane Ian’s aftermath, new head of FEMA faces historic challenge “She is someone who actually has responded to threats. She has experience in the field, she knows what it’s like to be on the frontlines,” said Daniel Aldrich, the director of the Security and Resilience Studies Program at Northeastern University. Article The Future of Energy Will Require Bigger Sacrifice From Citizens “Japan has long used a public-participation based, energy conservation approach which has been among the most successful in the world,” said Daniel Aldrich, a professor at Northeastern University in Boston. “Cutting demand across Europe – in parallel fashion to the way that Japan has cut power use – would help reduce demand for Russian oil […] Article Japan’s ‘national resilience’ has taken a battering In a recent article, Daniel Aldrich of Northeastern University explained the political instinct that sucks Japanese policymakers towards physical infrastructure and megaprojects. They are tangible symbols of “doing something” in a country that averages a new prime minister every two years; the cost-benefit analysis of concrete is more straightforward than alternative, non-physical projects; the construction […] Article Japan has a chequered record on climate change Research suggests such efforts are more than feel-good fests. When disaster strikes, social capital makes a big difference in survival and recovery rates, argues Daniel Aldrich, director of the resilience-studies programme at Northeastern University. Article East Asia Forum The benefits of Japan’s social infrastructure and civic ties in uncertain times Daniel P Aldrich is Director of the Security and Resilience Studies Program and Professor of Political Science and Public Policy at Northeastern University. Article Salon 9/11 brought Americans together. Why is the pandemic tearing them apart? “Even the very existence of this crisis is politicized and debated,” said Daniel Aldrich, professor and Director of the Security and Resilience Studies Program at Northeastern University. “No one disagreed that there in fact was an attack on 9/11 that killed several thousand Americans that day.” Article Medium 6 Ways Resilience Can Improve Business and Success Daniel P. Aldrich; Director of the Security and Resilience Studies program at Northeastern University directs his focus towards the importance of building a strong “social infrastructure” to combat trauma and increase resilience. Aldrich’s research has discovered evacuees from the Fukushima nuclear power meltdowns found more solace from social networks such as neighbours, friends and families during the […] Article World Happiness Report is out, with a surprising picture of global resilience “The best individual levels of psychological resilience come when we take a really horrible event like a car crash or the death of a loved one [and] turn that into a story of, ‘You know, this really bad thing happened. It was really hard. And I got through it, and here’s what I did to […] Daniel Aldrich for Northeastern Global News What can the Pacific Gas and Electric blackouts over the California wildfire risk teach us about the future of power grids? What can the Pacific Gas and Electric blackouts over the California wildfire risk teach us about the future of power grids? As winds pick up and the ground stays dry, Pacific Gas and Electric has announced another power shutoff in Northern California to prevent wires from sparking fires. But to put a stop to further damage, the key may be grids that don’t need shutting off: community networks of resources and democratic energy. Harvey brings out ‘hidden capacity in civil society’ to respond Harvey brings out ‘hidden capacity in civil society’ to respond As widespread damage and the effects of Hurricane Harvey continue to mount in Houston and across Texas and Louisiana, two Northeastern professors—Stephen Flynn and Daniel Aldrich—underscored the importance of leveraging volunteer help in response to the storm and examined what key issues will unfold in the days ahead. A victory and an uncertain future at Standing Rock A victory and an uncertain future at Standing Rock Protests over laying the Dakota Access oil pipeline in North Dakota represent more than just a fight over water- and land rights; the movement represents “a recalibration of what it means to be more fully human in this modern world,” one university expert says. Here, we take a look at this complex issue from three angles—the politics, protests, and people of Standing Rock. Infrastructure, shallow earthquake contribute to Italian towns’ destruction Infrastructure, shallow earthquake contribute to Italian towns’ destruction Professor and post-disaster recovery expert Daniel Aldrich discusses this week’s earthquake in Italy, what the country has and hasn’t done to protect itself against seismic activity, and what it will take for the affected communities to heal. As Canada wildfires rage, faculty experts examine the ramifications As Canada wildfires rage, faculty experts examine the ramifications Wildfires continue to rage for a third week in and around the city of Fort McMurray in Canada's Alberta province, the country’s oil-sands capital. Some 96,000 people have been evacuated from the area and 2,400 buildings have been destroyed. We spoke with three Northeastern experts who share insight into how the catastrophe will affect climate change, the likely impact on U.S. consumers, and how the Fort McMurray community can recover. Faculty experts examine a range of issues in Brussels attacks Faculty experts examine a range of issues in Brussels attacks The horrific bombings in Brussels on Tuesday have left another European city reeling after a terrorist attack. In the aftermath, we asked an interdisciplinary group of faculty members to offer insight into the events. Narrow escape from Hurricane Katrina inspires professor to study post-disaster recovery Narrow escape from Hurricane Katrina inspires professor to study post-disaster recovery Daniel Aldrich and his family narrowly escaped the wrath of the catastrophic storm, which made landfall in New Orleans on Aug. 29, 2005. Since then, Aldrich, now a professor at Northeastern, has dedicated his career to examining community resilience, with a particular focus on the importance of social capital.