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Judith Rodin: The Resilience Dividend

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With support from: Lowell Institute
Date and time
Monday, March 23, 2015

In her new book, _The Resilience Dividend_, **Judith Rodin** shows how people, organizations, businesses, communities, and cities have developed resilience in the face of otherwise catastrophic challenges in an interconnected world susceptible to sudden and dramatic shocks from cyber-attacks, viruses, structural failures, violent storms, civil disturbance, or an economic blow. Since joining the Rockefeller Foundation in 2005, Dr. Rodin has adjusted the organization's focus to meet the challenges of the 21st century, supporting innovations to expand opportunity worldwide and build greater resilience by helping people, communities and institutions prepare for, withstand and emerge stronger from acute shocks and chronic stresses. The Foundation accomplishes these goals through work that advances health, revalues ecosystems, secures livelihoods and transforms cities. Video provided courtesy of Harvard University Graduate School of Design.

Judith Rodin is president of The Rockefeller Foundation, one of the world’s leading philanthropic organizations, and author of the recently published book The Resilience Dividend, PublicAffairs (November 11, 2014). She was previously president of the University of Pennsylvania, and provost of Yale University. She joined the Rockefeller Foundation in 2005. A pioneer and innovator throughout her career, Dr. Rodin was the first woman named to lead an Ivy League Institution and is the first woman to serve as The Rockefeller Foundation's president. A research psychologist by training, she was one of the pioneers of the behavioral medicine and health psychology movements.
Jerold Kayden is the Frank Backus Williams Professor of Urban Planning and Design at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. He previously served as Co-Chair of the Department of Urban Planning and Design and as Director of the Master in Urban Planning Degree Program. His research and teaching focus on the relationship between law and the built environment and public-private urban development.