Listen: Crisis Response JournalJun 14, 2022
Mental preparedness: Psychological crisis resilience and response
In this podcast, Matthew Porcelli, one of CRJ's advisors, speaks with Elizabeth Goetter, Director, PsyD Program, and Associate Professor, Department of Psychology at La Salle University.
The two explore mental health, crisis management, and psychological resilience. Listen on if you're interested in learning more about crisis response, intervention, and mental health.
It's an important discussion for all practitioners, and especially people on the frontlines of crises.
Risk, security & crisis management in an age of uncertainty - A conversation with Ken Smith, Darlene Fawcett and Matthew Porcelli
CRJ's Founder and Editor Emeritus Emily Hough talks about the crisis management industry and what practitioners, both old and new, can do to navigate better in an ever-changing world. Her guests include Ken Smith, Darlene Fawcett and Matthew Porcelli.
Brad Borkan discusses decision-making
Book author Brad Borkan, who has written several articles in the CRJ, provides his background and thoughts on achieving a better understanding of human decision-making, especially in crisis conditions
A pair of jeans and Pakistan's heatwave
Vol: 17 Issue:2
Fast fashion is making Pakistan a hotter country to live in, says Luavat Zahid.
Collaborating for the greater good
Andrew B Brown discusses his article in CRJ 17:2, saying that there is a lot from JESIP that is almost directly transferrable into the humanitarian world
Disharmony in nature
CRJ 17:2 - Claire Sanders summarises the salient points from a recent UN report, Frontiers 2022: Noise, Blazes and Mismatches, which explores emerging issues of environmental concern
Disinformation in conflict - An interview with Orjan Karlsson
Orjan is a research fellow at Nord University and member of the CRJ's Advisory Panel. He speaks to Emily Hough about his views on the Ukraine Conflict in terms of disinformation and first responders
Audacious goals, remarkable results
CRJ 17:1 - In order to understand how best to make decisions in modern crises, there is a surprising amount we can learn by looking at leaders made decisions over 100 years ago. Brad Borkan investigates
The foundations of food security, Lina Kolesnikova
CRJ 17:1 - Lina Kolesnikova warns that Covid, logistics, energy policy, rising prices and climate change have social and security ramifications.
How to strengthen an organisation's operational health
CRJ 17:1 Alexandra Hoffmann and Rob van den Eijnden explain how organisations can aim for good operational health via a structured and holistic approach
The issues of burnout & organisational resilience
CRJ 17:1 (published March 2022). Burnout is a strategic problem. It needs to be addressed as a strategic risk and your organisation is only as resilient as the individuals within it, says Mike Rennie, in a call for policy and practice to be developed so that the effects of burnout can be mitigated for both individuals and organisations
What have we learned?
CRJ 17:1 (published March 2022) It may be tempting to draw a line under the Covid-19 pandemic as the world slowly returns to pre-pandemic life, but this would be a mistake for resilience professionals, says Chloe Demrovsky
The logics of violence against healthcare in conflict
Professor Leonard Rubenstein says that without concerted efforts to acknowledge the logics for attacks on health care in armed conflict, and commitment to abandoning and enabling impunity for those who commit such attacks, the violence is likely to continue. First published in CRJ 16:4, December 2021
A moral compass, Beverley Griffiths
CRJ 16.4: Increasingly complex global vulnerabilities and social responsibility are being felt at local levels. This is leading to a paradigm shift in and around emergency management, says Beverley Griffiths, in this call for a code of ethics and conduct
CRJ Webinar: Innovation in disaster management – bridging the gap between academia and practice
In December, 2021 the Crisis Response Journal hosted a public webinar on behalf of the Erasmus+ BUiLD Project – Building Universities in Leading Disaster Resilience – to help strengthen the disaster resilience links between all sectors and stakeholders. Listen to it here, in full.
The propaganda machine, Orjan Karlsson
CRJ 16.4: Orjan Nordhus Karlsson analyses a disturbing picture of how the right-wing propaganda machine is being professionalised country-by-country across many parts of the world
EMP attacks, Lina Kolesnikova
CRJ 16.4: Space weather and solar flares have long been known to pose potential risks to our infrastructure, writes Lina Kolesnikova. Electromagnetic pulse attacks have also made it onto threat assessments. But what is the true risk of such attacks and, should one occur, what preparations would we wish we had made?
Australia: A land of elemental challenges, Christine Jessup
CRJ 16.3: Christine Jessup guest edits a feature that considers fire and water as two of the basic elements that are challenging 21st century crisis management in Australia
Using the right words, Jeannie Barr
CRJ 16.2: Jeannie Barr from the Emergency Planning Society - a CRJ Key Network Partner - explains the significance of effective communication during emergencies
Harnessing the power of local, Bruce Mann
CRJ 16.3: Bruce Mann debates on building a 'resilient society' as part of the National Preparedness Commission's Independent Review of the UK's Civil Contingencies Act and its supporting civil protection arrangements
Editorial Comment, Emily Hough
An introduction to some of the themes and concepts that are explored in CRJ 16.3.
Q & A with Eric McNulty and Tony Jaques
Two authors from CRJ 16.3 discuss their respective articles with each other, covering leadership the 'art of apology', optimism and communication in times of crisis.
Solar radiation modification, Janos Pasztor
CRJ 16.2: Solar radiation modification is one of the approaches proposed to help cool the planet, providing some breathing space while humanity brings its carbon dioxide emissions under control. But, warns Janos Pasztor, this approach brings very real physical, social and geopolitical risks
Design to the Rescue, David Wales
CRJ 16.2: The design process is an important, but often overlooked tool for humanitarian agencies and emergency services, says David Wales. It should be used wisely to encourage both innovation and creativity