6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center

Resilience Week with the Global Sustainability and Resilience Program

The week of October 16th, the Wilson Center's Global Sustainability and Resilience Program is honored to host the 2017 Resilience Academy Capstone Conference in cooperation with the Munich Re Foundation, UN University-Institute for Environment and Human Security, and International Centre for Climate Change and Development. You are invited to the three public sessions of the Academy, covering  the many ways in which resilience is vital for communities around the world.

 

Monday, October 16, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Resiliency in the Face of Uncertainty: A Conversation with Alice Hill

Alice Hill, Research Fellow with the Hoover Institution and former Senior Director for Resilience Policy for the National Security Council will kick off the week of the Resilience Academy with this public keynote address, followed by an open Q&A.

 

Thursday, October 19, 8:30am - 2:00pm

Loss & Damage and Livelihood Resilience

8:30am - Coffee and Pastries Available

8:45am - Opening Remarks

9:00am - Session 1: Dimensions of Loss and Damage

  • Ashiqur Rahman, University of South Florida
  • Nandan Mukherjee, University of Dundee
  • Erin Roberts, King's College London
  • Christopher J Carter, Montana State University
  • Ebinezer Florano, University of the  Philippines
  • Moderated by Frank Thomalla, Stockholm Environment Institute 

 

10:30am - Coffee Break

10:45am - Session 2: Securing Livelihood Resilience

  • Vivek Prasad, George Mason University
  • Amy Quandt, University of Colorado
  • Vishal Pathak, All India Disaster Mitigation Institute
  • Jana Junghardt, Caritas Switzerland
  • Moderated by Jakob Rhyner, UN University-Institute for Environment and Human Security

 

12:00pm - Open Lunch Reception

 

Friday, October 20, 1:30pm - 5:00pm

Building Coastal Resilience: U.S. and International Risks and Preparedness

Organized in cooperation with the Hoover Institution and the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment.

1:30 – 2:45: Session 1: Coastal Resilience: Failures and Opportunities: Explore what has worked, what has not, and opportunities to learn from these failures.

2:45 – 3:15: Public Coffee

3:15 – 4:45: Session 2: Coastal Resilience: Innovations and Future Directions: An opportunity to explore what’s working, what’s on the horizon, and what can we expect in the future.

Speakers inlude:

  • Erin Derrington, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands’ Bureau of Environmental and Coastal Quality
  • Roger-Mark De Souza, Director, Global Sustainability and Resilience, Wilson Center
  • Christopher Field, Perry L. McCarty Director, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment
  • Alice Hill, Hoover Institution and former Senior Director for Resilience Policy for the National Security Council
  • Thomas Loster, Munich Re Foundation
  • Katharine J. Mach, Stanford University Earth System Science
  • Kees van der Geest, UN University-Institute for Environment and Human Security and University of Hawaii
 

 

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