The Gloaming is a podcast about the future of Gippsland and the people who are creating it, featuring conversations with the region's crepuscular creatures.

TG10: Social capital: tough ties for tough times (with Professor Daniel Aldrich)

TG10: Social capital: tough ties for tough times (with Professor Daniel Aldrich)

In this episode, Professor Daniel Aldrich of Northeastern University in Boston joined us to discuss how social capital can help get communities through tough times, be it earthquakes, economic crises or flooding.

We so are excited to bring you this conversation because it excavates some of the foundational ideas on which The Gloaming rests: As Gippsland strides forward into an uncertain future, Professor Aldrich reminded us of the unparalleled importance of caring for the ties that bind us together.

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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.

You can learn more about Daniel’s work on his website or follow him on Twitter.

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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... to Professor Daniel Aldrich for joining us in this episode!

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