A Kangaroo Island case study featuring Daniel Aldrich

Resilient businesses, thriving communities

Resilience to natural hazards has historically been viewed in terms of physical infrastructure. However, social infrastructure like personal, professional, and community-based networks can have a much stronger influence on community resilience.

In this webinar AIDR's Executive Director Margaret Moreton, leading international social capital researcher Daniel Aldrich, CEO and Founder of Resilient Ready Renae Hanvin, and key representatives of the Kangaroo Island business community had a conversation about the importance of social ties.


Daniel Aldrich
Professor, Political Science and Public Policy, Northeastern University

Daniel Aldrich is an internationally renowned researcher of the role of social capital in disaster contexts. An award-winning author, Aldrich has published five books including Building Resilience and Black Wave, more than 85 peer-reviewed articles, and written op-eds for the New York Times, CNN, HuffPost, and many other media outlets. He has spent more than 5 years in India, Japan, and Africa carrying out fieldwork and his work has been funded by the Fulbright Foundation, the National Science Foundation, the Abe Foundation, the Rasmussen Foundation, and the Japan Foundation, among other institutions. In 2021 he was Klein Lecturer at Northeastern University.


View the webinar on the Australian Institute of Disaster Resilience YouTube playlist.