The Office of Alumni Relations, in partnership with the Lifelong Learning Network, is excited to offer you a content series that will provide 24/7 access to faculty experts from some of today’s hottest industries.

We live in a world of increasing transnational risks, systemic vulnerabilities, and environmental challenges. Security and Resilience Studies is an emerging field of inquiry that focuses on how global, national, and subnational actors manage a range of chronic transnational challenges that can be destabilizing to societies such as terrorism, organized crime, weapons proliferation, cyber attacks, bio-terrorism, climate change and catastrophic disasters, migration, and radicalization.

Stay ahead of the curve and keep your finger on the pulse of what’s next! This is an opportunity to earn a digital badge. As you look for ways to be more resilient, use the month of February to be a part of this online course, An Introduction to Security and Resilience. Learn from leading faculty members about terrorism, resilient cities, coastal adaptation, and energy resilience. This is a preview into the course offerings of the Master of Science in Security and Resilience Studies program. The master’s program provides skills in data analysis, leadership, and systemic thinking to help the next generation of leaders build organizations, communities, and societies that can withstand forthcoming challenges.

Use the digital badge you receive from this Lifelong Learning: On Demand course to show your commitment to lifelong learning. You can also highlight a skill or area of knowledge of potential interest to current or future employers. If you are considering a career change or an advanced degree, earning a badge is a great way to explore the topic in a low-risk way before making a more significant commitment. A digital badge is one type of micro-credential that helps you represent learning achievements digitally, using a branded symbol that you can share on your professional and social networks. Don’t forget to register for this course, as a digital badge is only available if you register by February 28, 2019.

Begin the course at any time during the month of February, completing the modules at your own pace. Register here for complimentary access to the course, if you have not already done so. Get an exclusive sneak peek into graduate level courses, from the comfort of your home (or office, or coffee shop – it’s up to you!). The biweekly content modules should take about two hours to view and read. Registrants will begin to receive biweekly course email updates on February 1, 2019.

Learn more about advanced degree opportunities available from the Lifelong Learning Network, to thrive and succeed personally and professionally. Programs are designed to meet learners’ needs at any point in their professional journey.

About the Featured Faculty Experts

Dr. Max Abrahms
Assistant Professor of Political Science
College of Social Sciences and Humanities
See Dr. Abrahms’ bio

 

Dr. Daniel Aldrich
Professor of Political Science, Public Policy and Urban Affairs
Director, Master’s Program in Security and Resilience
College of Social Sciences and Humanities
See Dr. Aldrich’s bio

 

Dr. Laura Kuhl
Assistant Professor, Public Policy and Urban Affairs and International Affairs
College of Social Sciences and Humanities
See Dr. Kuhl’s bio

 

Dr. Jennie C. Stephens
Director, School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs
Dean’s Professor of Sustainability Science and Policy
College of Social Sciences and Humanities
See Dr. Stephens’ bio

 

Course Schedule

Module 1: Lean Resilience
The content will be available on February 1, 2019.

Module 2: Climate Change
The content will be available on February 15, 2019.

Module 3: Terrorism and Resilience
The content will be available on February 28, 2019.

  • Module 1: Resilience

    The content will be available on February 1, 2019.

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  • Module 2: Climate Change

    The content will be available on February 15, 2019.

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  • Module 3: Terrorism and Resilience

    The content will be available on February 28, 2019.

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  • Frequently Asked Questions

    How do I register for this course?
    To register for complimentary access to this course, click here. Registrants will receive course module emails on February 1, 14, and 28, 2019, when new content is posted. A digital badge is only available to learners who have registered by February 28, 2019.

    What resources will I need for this course?
    The only resource needed is an internet connection to access the course material published on this website and the course module emails.

    When does the course meet? 
    The course does not meet in-person. The course is completely online. You can watch the course videos, listen to the podcasts, and read the supporting materials at any time, on demand, when it is convenient to you, during the month of February 2019. There are no required assignments for this self-paced course. The course will be archived here for future access, beginning in March 2019.

    The course schedule is:

    Module 1: Resilience
    The content will be available on February 1, 2019.

    Module 2: Climate Change
    The content will be available on February 15, 2019.

    Module 3: Terrorism and Resilience
    The content will be available on February 28, 2019.

    Can I earn credit for completing the course?
    A digital badge is not a form of academic credit. Academic credit is not offered for the completion of Lifelong Learning: On Demand courses. To learn more about professional programs – bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral, certificates, and bootcamps – offered at Northeastern University, click here.

    What is a digital badge?
    A digital badge is a validated acknowledgement of specific skills or knowledge a person gains across different learning experiences. A badge is one type of micro-credential that helps the earner represent these learning achievements digitally, using a branded symbol that the earner can share on professional and social networks of his or her choosing, and/or by email. Northeastern creates, shares, and issues digital badges through the Credly platform.

    What value does a digital badge have?
    Badges associated with non-credit, short-term learning experiences including Lifelong Learning: On Demand courses show the badge earner’s commitment to continuous learning around topics relevant to their personal and/or professional goals. Badges may also help career advancers highlight new skills, or network with others who share similar interests and experiences. For those considering a career change or an advanced degree, earning a badge is a great way to explore the topic in a low-risk way before making a bigger commitment or life change.

    How do I receive my digital badge?
    A digital badge is only available if you have registered by February 28, 2019 for the Lifelong Learning: On Demand course: Introduction to Security and Resilience. The badge is not available to learners who access the archived version of this course from March 1, 2019 onwards.

    At the end of the course, you will receive an email from Credly, Northeastern’s digital badging platform, providing step-by-step instructions on how to claim and share your badge. Badges can be posted on your social and professional networks; resumes and CVs; portfolios; or sent via email and/or text message. We encourage you to claim and share your badge when you receive the email.

    Please note that you will not need any special software to access or share your badge. However, you will need to create a free account on the Credly badging platform using the same email you provided when you signed up for this course.

    Do you have additional questions? 
    For any questions about Lifelong Learning: On Demand, please contact Jovvann-Dominque Cafua at j.cafua@northeastern.edu. For questions pertaining to digital badges or to learn more about badging opportunities from Northeastern, contact badging@northeastern.edu.

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