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About Daniel P Aldrich

Daniel P. Aldrich is full professor of political science and Director of the Resilience and Security Studies Program at Northeastern University. Previously at Purdue University, he was on leave for 2012-2013 a Fulbright fellow at the University of Tokyo. He was an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellow at USAID (2011-2012) and a Visiting Scholar at the University of Tokyo’s Law Faculty in Japan during the 2007-2008 academic year. During 2006-2007, Aldrich was an Advanced Research Fellow at Harvard University’s Program on US-Japan Relations.
Aldrich received his Ph.D. and M.A. in political science from Harvard University, an M.A. from the University of California at Berkeley, and his B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has published five books and more than fifty peer-reviewed articles along with research for general audiences. His research has been funded by grants from the World Bank, Abe Foundation, IIE Fulbright Foundation, the National Science Foundation, the Reischauer Institute at Harvard University, the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, and Harvard’s Center for European Studies.


Present Faculty Member, Policy Studies Organization
Present Full Professor and Co-Director of Resilience and Security Studies Program, Northeastern University

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

Public and Environmental Policy

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Honors and Awards

  • Fulbright Research Fellowship
  • Mansfield US-Japan Network Fellowship
  • Abe Fellowship
  • IIE Fulbright Graduate Fellowship
  • NSF Graduate Fellowship
  • Morehead Fellowship

Fieldwork (1)

Recent Works (1)

Controversial Facilities (10)

Civil Society - State Relations (1)

Sex Differences in Judgment (2)

Disaster Recovery (30)