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Fri 18th Nov 2022

MPP Research Seminar

Topic: Community resilience: policy, adversity and everyday life  

Speaker: (opens in a new window)Dr. Katy Wright, University of Leeds

Date and Venue: Fri 14th Nov, 4pm in C001, UCD Agnes Maguire Building, Belfield campus.

Abstract: In an increasingly uncertain context and in the face of risks like climate change, pandemics, energy crises and rapid increases in the cost of living, the need to develop resilience seems ever more urgent.  However, our understanding of how resilience can be enhanced or what it might look like remains somewhat unclear. In this talk, Dr Katy Wright (University of Leeds) will discuss the topic of community resilience, exploring how we might understand and engage with resilience beyond limited neoliberal policy framings. This will involve exploring the relationship between resilience and vulnerability, and considering what a critical model of resilience might look like and what it could offer to the study of policy.  The talk will offer insights into how people’s resilience strategies are shaped and affected by broader policy decisions and draw out some conclusions and questions for future research. 

(opens in a new window)Dr Katy Wright  is a Lecturer in Sociology & Social Policy, University of Leeds UK. Her areas of expertise include the following: Community resilience; climate change; citizen participation; risk and vulnerability; futures; planning; preparation

For further information please contact Dr Matt Donoghue, Ad Astra Fellow, UCD School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice @ Email: (opens in a new window)Matthew.Donoghue@ucd.ie 

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