Building Resilient Communities through Interdisciplinary Research and Design Collaboration

William F. Lyons Jr., JD, MSS, MTUS, MSt.

Megan Liptak

CGRS Past Team Members

In the Media



Disclaimer: The opinions represented in the presentations and products showcased on the Center for Global Resilience and Security (CGRS) website represent the participants’ personal views, and do not necessarily reflect the official policies or positions of Norwich University or CGRS.


Oct. 11
“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/

Oct. 22-24
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.

Nov. 8
Internal debrief on the Norwich University Energy Track, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Todd Multipurpose Room, Kreitzberg Library 

Nov. 12
Dog River Conservancy stakeholder meeting, 3:30 to 5 p.m., Todd Multipurpose Room, Kreitzberg Library 

Nov. 14:
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.

Dec. 8
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.

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