On March 18th, the Aspen Institute’s members, friends, and staff welcomed Judith Rodin, President of the Rockefeller Foundation, to the year’s first event of Conversations with Great Leaders in Honor of Preston Robert Tisch. Judith joined Aspen Institute Executive Vice President Elliot Gerson in a conversation to discuss her innovative work around the resilience dividend framework, highlighting that building capacity not only allows communities to recover quickly, but also yields job creation, economic benefits, ecosystem protection, and greater community cohesion. Rodin gave examples of how communities, businesses, and cities have developed resilience in the face of shock, stress, and catastrophic challenges.
• Toyota and its recovery after the Fukushima nuclear disaster and tsunami
• Governor Deval Patrick’s leadership during the Boston Marathon bombings
• Medellín, Colombia’s transformation from the drug and murder capital of the world to a thriving, international city
The event took place at Hunter College’s Roosevelt House, and is part of the Leadership Series in memory of Preston Robert Tisch sponsored by Steve Tisch, Lizzie and Jonathan Tisch, and the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund. Watch the full conversation here.