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IGHC Research Seminar Series

Thu., Feb.1, 2018, 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m., L.R. Wilson Hall 1003, McMaster University Reworking Resilience - Panel Discussion

Jan 09, 2018

Reworking Resilience - Panel Discussion

Resilience – a term that describes the capacity to recover quickly from disruptions, disturbances, or crises – is one of the most prominent new concepts that animate conversations about global and planetary conditions. In 2012 the term was even given the title of “word of the year.” A notable feature of this prominence is the application of the concept of resilience to a remarkable variety of things and scales, including personal character, buildings, communities, businesses, technical systems, eco-systems, and the planet itself. This panel discussion will reflect on some of the questions, challenges, and opportunities provoked by resilience’s new prominence.


Peter Nyers
Acting Director of IGHC
Associate Professor, Dept. of Political Science
McMaster University


Paul Huebener
Assistant Professor, English
Athabasca University

Susie O’Brien
Associate Professor, English
McMaster University

Tony Porter
Professor, Dept. of Political Science
McMaster University

Liam Stockdale
Instructional Designer, Center for Continuing Education
McMaster University

Rachel Zhou
Professor, School of Social Work
McMaster University