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Center for Resilience Studies

Professor of Political Science Stephen Flynn directs the university’s Center for Resilience Studies. The Center for Resilience Studies is committed to informing and advancing societal resilience around the globe. Communities, companies, and countries can thrive only if the systems and networks that underpin our daily lives, whether physical, technological or social, are able to better withstand, recover from and adapt to the inevitable shocks and disruptive events of the 21st century. Established in 2013, the Center’s core activity is to learn from disasters and, through partnering with other leading academic research institutions, nonprofits and the public and private sectors, use what is learned to help devise and apply practical, interdisciplinary solutions to resilience-building challenges. To learn more, visit the Center’s website.

Kitty and Michael Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy

The Dukakis Center conducts interdisciplinary research, in collaboration with civic leaders and scholars both within and beyond Northeastern University, to identify and implement real solutions to the critical challenges facing urban areas throughout Greater Boston, the Commonwealth, and the nation. The Center is named after Michael Dukakis, University Distinguished Professor of Political Science and former Massachusetts Governor, and his wife for the extraordinary work that both of them have done to make the City of Boston, the Commonwealth, and the nation a better place to live and work. Read more about the Center’s research on its website.