Welcome to the Norwich University Center for Global Resilience and Security News Blog where you'll find all the news and events happenings in and outside the classroom. This is a welcomed venue for all our communities to participate and learn. CGRS is building resilient communities by focusing on the four interrelated themes of water, infrastructure, energy, and climate.
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“Climate and Security in an Era of Great Power Competition and Global Disruption," Mack Hall
Sherri Goodman, senior fellow at the Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program and Polar Institute, will speak. This talk will be streamed live via https://www.facebook.com/NorwichCGRS/
The Center for Global Resilience and Security will be at the AEHS Conference in Amherst, Massachusetts. Vice Provost Karen Hinkle, Center for Global Resilience and Security Director Tara Kulkarni and Peace and War Center Director Travis Morris will host a Norwich University dinner on Environmental Security along with the four AEHS-CGRS student fellows in environmental security — Camryn Anderson, Mallory Dutil, Harry Simotwo, and Nirmal Tamang. Morris and Kulkarni will also present in a session on Environmental Security that will be moderated by Kulkarni. NU’s team will also cheer on Gen. Gordon R. Sullivan, who is receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award at the conference.
Internal debrief on the Norwich University Energy Track, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Todd Multipurpose Room, Kreitzberg Library
Dog River Conservancy stakeholder meeting, 3:30 to 5 p.m., Todd Multipurpose Room, Kreitzberg Library
Meet the Fellows, 4 to 5 p.m., Todd Multipurpose Room, Kreitzberg Library
The newest Center for Global Resilience and Security senior fellows, Dr. Kahwa Douoguih and Michelle Klassen Merrigan, will lead a panel on resilience, entrepreneurship and grit. CGRS Senior Fellow Bill Lyons and Jillian Fortunati, president of Norwich University’s Society of Women Engineers, will moderate.
Dog River Conservancy outreach event, 9 a.m., Shapiro Fieldhouse
Hands-on demonstrations and showcases will explore the Dog River, a vital system for all living in the watershed. Environmental engineering students will show green water infrastructure, green roofs, infiltration basins and pervious concrete models. Electrical engineering students will use drone-captured aerial imagery to explore knotweed, an invasive species all along the Dog River. Professor Simon Pearish will use a stream table to demonstrate multiple flooding and flood resilient design considerations. And Professor Wendy Cox's Art and Architecture students will showcase their semester-long efforts.
On January 15, 2019, CGRS Director Tara Kulkarni spoke at Northeastern University on the subject, “Urban Resilience: What’s the Role of Water Infrastructure?” Learn more about her presentation, and watch the talk here:
In 2016, Professor Tara Kulkarni, future CGRS director, discusses green infrastructure and education.
Norwich students address worldwide water-management challenges.
Journalist and author Jonathan Mingle visits Norwich to discuss his book, Fire and Ice, which tells a lesser-known story about black carbon and global warming.