Managing Disruption, Avoiding Disaster and Growing Stronger in an Unpredictable World

LSE Cities and Grantham Research Institute public lecture

An event hosted by Grantham Institute for Research on Climate Change and LSE Cities

Through dramatic stories, penetrating insights, and research from around the world, Judith Rodin, the president of the Rockefeller Foundation,discussed how people, organisations, businesses, communities, and cities have developed resilience in the face of otherwise catastrophic challenges.

Dr Rodin’s new book is The Resilience Dividend: Being Strong in a World Where Things Go Wrong.

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    Judith Rodin

    Judith Rodin has been President of The Rockefeller Foundation since 2005.

    In November 2012 New York Governor Andrew Cuomo named Dr Rodin to co-chair the NYS 2100 Commission on long-term resilience following Superstorm Sandy.


    Craig Calhoun

    Craig Calhoun is Director and President of LSE. Before joining LSE, he was President of the Social Science Research Council, and taught at the University of North Carolina, Columbia, and NYU where he was most recently University Professor of Social Sciences and Director of the Institute for Public Knowledge. Among his books on politics and social movements are, Neither Gods nor Emperors: Students and the Struggle for Democracy in China and The Roots of Radicalism.