Daniel P. Aldrich

Daniel P. Aldrich is Director of the Security and Resilience Studies Program and Professor in political science and public policy at Northeastern University. Aldrich has published four books, more than 35 peer-reviewed articles, and written op-eds for the New York Times, CNN, 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 Abe Foundation, and the Japan Foundation, among other institutions.

Recovering from disasters: Social networks matter more than bottled water and batteries

Disaster preparations focus on gear and logistics, but research in Japan after the 2011 tsunami shows that strong social ties played a key role in helping communities rebound.