Book Launch Tuesday, August 28

August 22, 2012

Building Resilience by Daniel P. Aldrich, highlights the critical role of social capital in the ability of a community to withstand disaster. Aldrich examines the post-disaster responses of four communities—Tokyo following the 1923 earthquake, Kobe after the 1995 earthquake, Tamil Nadu after the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, and New Orleans post-Katrina—and finds that the difference between resilience and disrepair lies in the depth of communities’ social ties.

Daniel Aldrich is a U.S.-Japan Network for the Future Cohort I participant and Associate Professor of Political Science at Purdue University
On Tuesday, August 28 at 6:00 PM, a book launch for Building Resilience will be held in the auditorium of the American Association for the Advancement of Science at 1200 New York Avenue in Washington, DC.

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