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January 2018

Rituals of Resilience

January 23, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

“Contemporary Issues in Security and Resilience Studies” Speaker Series Event Dr. Carie Little Hersh is a Teaching Professor in Anthropology at Northeastern University an a former attorney. Her research focuses on religion, politics, and secular knowledge production at two religious organizations in Virginia. She writes for relevANTH blog and hosts a public anthropology podcast, Anthropologist on the Street. Reception to follow. Please RSVP for this event here.

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February 2018

Considerations for the Economy and Governance of a One-million Person Mars Colony

February 7, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Marshall Brain, Founder of HowStuffWorks and Director of the Engineering Entrepreneurs Program at North Carolina State University, will be speaking at the first Spring semester event in the “Theorizing the Global Future” speaker series.

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Precarious Energy Futures

February 13, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

“Contemporary Issues in Security and Resilience Studies” Speaker Series Event Shalanda H. Baker is a professor of law, public policy, and urban affairs at Northeastern University, teaching courses in the School of Law and in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities. She is also an affiliate faculty member in Northeastern’s Global Resilience Institute. In 2016-17 she was awarded a Fullbright-Garcia Robles grant, which she utilized to explore Mexico’s energy reform, climate change, and indigenous rights. Before joining Northeastern’s faculty,…

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March 2018

Whiplash: How to Survive a Faster Future?

March 14, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

“Theorizing the Global Future” Speaker Series Event Jeff Howe is an assistant professor at Northeastern University. A longtime contributing editor at Wired magazine, he coined the term crowdsourcing in a 2006 article for that magazine. In 2008 he published a book with Random House that looked more deeply at the phenomenon of massive online collaboration. Called Crowdsourcing: How the Power of the Crowd is Driving the Future of Business, it has been translated into ten languages. He was a Nieman Fellow…

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Research Applications in Support of Emergency Responders

March 20, 2018 @ 4:30 pm

“Contemporary Issues in Security and Resilience Studies” Speaker Series Event Peter Boynton is CEO of the George J. Kostas Research Institute for Homeland Security and Professor of the Practice at Northeastern University. He was previously Commissioner of Emergency Management and Homeland Security for the state of Connecticut, appointed by both democratic and republican governors and twice confirmed by the Connecticut General Assembly. While Commissioner, he oversaw three presidential disaster declarations, supported the response to the H1N1 outbreak, established the state…

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