GFURR Seminar Series




Each semester The Global Forum hosts scholars who are working on a wide array of issues that are related to the overarching theme of resilience. Past seminars have touched on a variety of projects including: economic resilience, disaster response, coastal development, pipeline siting, and transportation systems, among other issues. The seminars bring together faculty, students, and affiliated scholars and are intended to initiate a conversation amongst the academic communities at Virginia Tech and beyond who are working on various facets of resilience.

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    FALL 2015

    November 12, 2015

    Health Consequences of Diaster-Related Disruptions in Home and Community Based Supports

    Seminar Leader: Dr. Laura Sands


    October 9, 2015

    Can We Learn to Recognize When Systems are in the Middle of a Slow-Motion Collapse?

    Seminar Leader: Dr. Zak Ratajczak

    September 18, 2015

    Resilience and Governmentality of Unknown

    Seminar Leader: Dr. Simin Davoudi

    SPRING 2015

    March 26, 2015

    Conceptualizing Financial Resilience: Monetary Disequilibrium, Financial Instability, and Regional Imbalances

    Seminar Leader: Dr. David Bieri

    February 26, 2015

    The Pipeline Exception to No Eminent Domain for Economic Development?

    Seminar Leader: Dr. Elisabeth Chaves


    FALL 2014

    November 13, 2014

    Building Coastal Resilience Through Interdisciplinary Collaboration

    Seminar Leaders: Dr. Robert Weiss, Dr. Christopher Zobel, Dr. Margaret Cowell, Dr. Anamaria Bukvic, Dr. Yang Zhang, Dr. Jennifer Irish, and Dr. Guney Olgun

    October 30, 2014

    Disaster Capitalism or Capitalist Disasters? Commodification and the Normalization of Environmental Disaster

    Seminar Leader: Dr. Jennifer Lawrence

    September 25, 2014

    Computing for Social Good: Applications for Resilience Research

    Seminar Leaders: Dr. James Bohland, Dr. Samarth Swarup, Rupinder Khandpur, and Dr. Naren Ramakrishnan

    SUMMER 2014

    June 30, 2014

    From Exxon Valdez to the BP Deepwater Horizon Disaster: What We’ve Learned About the Social Impacts of Oil Spills . . . Again

    Seminar Leader: Dr. Liesel A. Ritchie

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