Resilience Alliance offers short course on resilience

Sustainability scientists Michael Schoon and Jennifer Hodbod are among the lecturers presenting the Resilience Alliance’s 2021 short course, set for May 24-28, 2021. The purpose of this exciting one-week course is to draw on the expertise of scholars in the RA network to teach about resilience as conceptualized and studied by RA scholars and to facilitate collaboration among a broader network of students and researchers.

The theme for this first RA short course will be Resilience Foundations from Theory to Practice. Key concepts including panarchy and the adaptive cycle, scale and system dynamics, social-ecological systems, and resilience assessment will be explored from their roots through to current advances and applications. The evolution of these concepts and key papers will be presented by researchers who have played a role in their development. In collaborative groups, participants will apply resilience concepts to case studies with the goal of developing manuscript drafts and contributing to a library of cases.

The five-day immersive course will take place using a variety of online platforms. The format will include a combination of lectures, group discussions, collaboration space, and both online and offline activities. Participants will meet with instructors in plenary and in small groups for two 90-minute sessions between the hours of 11:00am – 2:00pm EST each day.

Post-graduate students (Masters and PhD) and early-career researchers are invited to learn more and apply by Feb. 21.