In this episode, we were joined again by Professor Daniel Aldrich of Northeastern University in Boston to discuss how communities might get through the tough times ahead during the COVID-19 pandemic. Professor Aldrich reminded us again of the unparalleled importance of caring for the ties that bind us together during times of uncertainty.
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Daniel P. Aldrich is professor and director of the Security and Resilience Program at Northeastern University in Boston (USA). He is a political scientist who earned his PhD from Harvard University. He has published four books (including Building Resilience: Social Capital in Post-Disaster Recovery), with another forthcoming, more than forty peer reviewed articles, and written op-eds for The New York Times, CNN, Asahi Shinbun, along with appearing on popular media outlets such as CNBC, MSNBC, NPR, and HuffPost. His research has been funded by the Fulbright Foundation, the Abe Foundation, and the National Science Foundation, and he has carried out more than five years of fieldwork in Japan, India, Africa, and the Gulf Coast.
We spoke to Daniel about social capital and its role in helping communities recover from shocks, be it earthquakes, economic crises or floods.
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