Advancing Societal Resilience - Dr Stephen Flynn
Key vital societal functions hinge on the proper functioning of critical infrastructure systems such as energy, transport and communications. These represent the backbone of our societies and are essential for citizens’ trust in government. New threats with man-made and malicious attacks, and a changing risk landscape are exposing such systems to unprecedented pressures compounded by vulnerabilities resulting from ageing infrastructure. This seminar will explore the potential for complex systems science to help address the security and resilience of critical infrastructures. In turn, these have to be captured by policy frameworks integrating interconnectedness and interdependencies, given the potential for disrupting and cascading effects across borders and global supply chains.