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Rasmus Dahlberg on “Resilience – The Danish Version”

January 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Raytheon Amphitheater  ()

Global Resilience Institute

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Safe from natural hazards such as earthquakes and volcanoes and populated with mostly nice and peaceful people, Denmark is often seen as what Danes would call “the melted butter ind the center of of the sweet porridge”. However, the concept of resilience has also found its way to this tiny Scandinavian country in recent years. Denmark is now building more resilient cities to cope with climate change, the Danish national crisis management system has been transformed into an all-hazards resilient approach relying on flexible response from cross-sectorial coordinating bodies, and volunteer organizations play an increasingly important role in emergency management and pre-hospital health services in Denmark.

Rasmus Dahlberg is an assistant professor at the Royal Danish Defence College where he teaches and researches civil-military relations, military history and war theory. He has a background in history and a PhD in Disaster Research from the University of Copenhagen. As a co-founder of the Copenhagen Center for Disaster Research (COPE), he has written extensively on disaster history, disaster phenomenology and Danish and international disaster and emergency management history. Rasmus Dahlberg is a visiting scholar at NEU in January and February 2020. Co-author of the “Oxford University Press Online Dictionary of Disaster Management” and Disaster Research: International and Multidisciplinary Perspectives, published by Routledge in 2015. Forthcoming: Defining Disaster: Disciplines and Domains, co-edited with Marie Aronsson-Storrier at Edvard Elgar.

Kindly register if you are able to attend and please share with colleagues, students, and peers who may be interested. Light refreshments and snacks will be provided. Direct all questions to gri@northeastern.edu.