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Resilience, the capacity to absorb shocks to the system without losing the ability to function. Can whole societies become resilient in the face of traumatic change? In April 2008, natural and social scientists from around the world gathered in Stockholm, Sweden for a first-ever global conference applying lessons from nature’s resilience to human societies in the throes of unprecedented transition.
Crawford Stanley (Buzz) Holling , Emeritus Eminent Scholar and Professor in Ecological Sciences, University of Florida
Dr. Brian Walker, Honorary Post-retirement Fellow CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems, Canberra, Australia
Dr. Carl Folke , Editor-in-Chief Ecology and Society, Resilience Alliance, Sweden
Charles Redman , Director, School of Sustainability, Arizona State University
Will Steffan , Director, The Fenner School of Environment and Society, Australian National University
Dr.Frances Westley , Chair, Social Innovation Generation (SiG), University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
The following conversations were also recorded at the conference, but were not included in the full program.
Dr. Gary J. Martin, Director, The Global Diversity Foundation, Marrakech, Morocco
Katrina Brown, Leader, International Development Research Programme, Tyndall Centre University of East Anglia, U.K.
Dr. Stephen Carpenter, University of Wisconsin
Dr. J. Marty Anderies,Asst. Professor, School of Human Evolution and Social Change, Arizona State University
Charles Perrings, Professor of Environmental Economics at Arizona State University
(Click on a guest’s name to listen to their full unedited interview.)
Host: Mark Sommer
Senior Producer: Gregg McVicar
Associate Producers: Naihma Deady, Matt Fidler
Production Engineer: Michael Schwartz
Field Engineers: Neil Harvey
Special Thanks: Gleb Raygorodetsky, The Christensen Fund, for logistical support.
Music in this program: Open – “Time Passes” by Lo’Jo – Irl; “A United Earth I” by Alan Stivell and Yousou N’Dour – Putamayo World Music; “Origin Of Species” by Chris Smither – Signature Sounds Recordings; “Mother Nature’s Son” by The Beatles – Capitol Records.; “Angle Of Acceptance” by Dub Trio – Roir Records
Funding: Christensen Fund
Duration: 55:00 minutes