Social Resilience Programme
The Social Resilience Programme examines both the concept of resilience in framing national security as well as the constitutive elements of social resilience such as multiculturalism, citizenship, class, and immigration. The core focus of this programme is understanding how globalised societies can cope with national security crises such as pandemics and terrorist attacks. It takes a multidisciplinary approach in its research and employs multiple research methodologies.
Ongoing research includes examining the role of national narratives in making government policy intelligible, multicultural policies in an age of hyper-diversity, the evolving nature of citizenship and the impact of immigration on the social fabric. The research conducted has reached its three target audiences of academics, policymakers and the general public through books, internationally refereed academic journals, policy reports and opinion pieces in the media.
In order to remain at the forefront of social resilience research as well as maintain its status as a key node in the national security ecosystem, the Programme organises workshops and conferences attended by prominent academics and analysts, policymakers, and active security practitioners and officers from around the world.
Last updated on 07/08/2014