Individual, Community and National Resilience and their inter-relations (ICNR2013)

Venue: Tel Hai Academic College

Location: Kiryat Shmona, Ha Zafon, Israel

Event Date/Time: Jan 06, 2013 End Date/Time: Jan 07, 2013
Abstract Submission Date: Sep 15, 2012
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This inter- and multi-disciplinary conference on resilience will examine and explore issues relating to individual, community and national resilience, in terms of practice, theory and research. Literature review indicates four salient equivocal issues: (a) The study of resilience is not unified as individual, community and social/national resiliency; (b) Tools measuring individual resilience have been validated more often whereas the validity of measures of community and national resilience have not been substantiated; (c) Most research on resilience focuses on one of its aspects without examining possible associations between them; and (d) there is a lack of consensual definitions of social or public resilience. These are the impetus for the upcoming conference.
The new Multidisciplinary Resiliency Research Center (Tel-Hai College and The Community Stress Prevention Center) invites you to submit papers for a conference that will focus on individual, community and national resilience and their interrelations. The main objective of this conference is to bring together researchers from various areas of expertise (e.g. psychology, social work, economics, education, security, philosophy, policy making, gender studies and other areas), to exchange ideas, create a platform for further research and ascertain the various aspects of resiliency, their possible interconnections and measurements.
The conference will deal with the following issues:
• Resilience – concepts and their meaning.
• The measurement of individual, community and national resilience.
• The interconnections between the various aspects of resilience.
• Preparedness and its impact on individual and community resilience
• Family resilience
• Economy /leadership and resilience
• Resilience enhancement.

We are now officially opening the call for papers and welcome panel proposals and paper submissions! Share your experience and background and submit your contribution through the online form available in the conference website. The conference will include keynote speakers, paper presentation in parallel sessions, roundtable sessions & workshops.
The key address of the conference will be Prof. George Bonanno from Columbia University and other distinguished experts.


East Campus
Ha Zafon