The Issues

Addressing climate change, migration, and security challenges—affecting all geographies—is more urgent than ever. There is a critical need to build resilience for individuals, communities, and institutions to better understand, prepare for, and withstand these interrelated threats. Together, we must act to ensure a secure and more prosperous world. While not all problems can be solved, the promise of progress rests in our willingness to address challenges head on.

Climate Change

The growing urgency of the here-and-now threats posed by climate change—demonstrated by rising instances and impacts of floods, droughts, famines, and other natural disasters—necessitates improving the ability of individuals, communities, and institutions to prepare for, navigate, and recover from disruptions. Building resilience to climate change risks will require developing a variety of tools for vulnerable people and communities, through partnerships with policymakers, the global NGO community and corporate leaders.

Migration

Whether driven by climate-related disasters, conflict, famine, or poverty, hundreds of millions of people are migrating within their regions or across the globe—with nearly 70 million people forcibly displaced from their homes today. We will help create the enabling conditions that allow for success in local and global efforts, using a variety of policy, financial and technological solutions, to address these challenges.

Security

Changes in our structural, natural, and digital environment are leaving individuals, communities, and institutions increasingly exposed to conflict, extremist attacks, and political instability. As a first step in addressing these challenges, leveraging existing, proven strategies from our research, we will help create and advance principles and programs aimed at reducing the drivers that erode our security.

Employment opportunities with the Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center.

Join our cause in the Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center

Wed, May 5, 2021

Director, Individual Resilience Initiative, Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center

Staff

The Atlantic Council seeks an experienced, sophisticated, creative entrepreneur with experience building a program or a brand and experience/interest in the concept of human resilience to lead the IRI’s current work, connect that work with the other workstreams within AARFRC on climate, migration, and human security and continue to build the IRI initiative.

Adrienne Arsht – Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center

Mon, Apr 26, 2021

Deputy Director, Extreme Heat Program, Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center

Staff

The Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center seeks a seasoned, sophisticated project manager to serve as Deputy Director, Extreme Heat Program.

Adrienne Arsht – Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center

Experts

Content

Mon, Apr 19, 2021

Rapid response: Secretary Blinken’s April speech on climate

On April 19, 2021, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken delivered a keynote address on climate action in advance of President Biden's Earth Day Leaders Summit on Climate. Experts from the Atlantic Council evaluate what his comments portend for future executive action on climate and clean energy policy.

EnergySource by Kathy Baughman McLeod, Randolph Bell, Reed Blakemore, Margaret Jackson

Energy & Environment Energy Transitions

Thu, Feb 25, 2021

Atlantic Council Launches “Stories of Human Resilience” with Anna Deavere Smith

Six-part series captures the essence of resilience through inspirational stories of overcoming extraordinary challenges. Washington, DC –– February 25, 2021 –– The Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center (Arsht-Rock) today launched Stories of Human Resilience – a groundbreaking video project with Emmy and Pulitzer Prize nominated playwright, actress, author, journalist, and educator Anna Deavere […]

Press Release

Resilience

Thu, Jan 28, 2021

Smithsonian’s Lonnie Bunch: ‘We’re still in the midst of a fundamental debate over what America is’

“The role of a museum is not just to look back, but to collect today for tomorrow,” Lonnie G. Bunch said during an Atlantic Council Front Page virtual conversation with Dr. Richard Kurin, the Smithsonian’s distinguished scholar and ambassador-at-large.

ACFrontPage by Larry Luxner

Civil Society Resilience

Thu, Jan 14, 2021

Press Release: Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center receives $1.1M award from Rebuild Florida

Press Release: The Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center receives $1.1M award from Rebuild Florida for Resilience Hubs

Press Release

Climate Change & Climate Action Resilience
Artwork by Peter Kuper

Thu, Dec 17, 2020

The Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center partners with LEADERS Magazine to dedicate an entire issue to resilience

For its Fall/Winter issue of 2020, LEADERS Magazine, asked the Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center to produce an issue dedicated to resilience. The Resilience Issue assembles a broad range of global thought leaders and experts who are currently tackling the challenges and crises facing the world from different perspectives.

In the News

Tue, Nov 24, 2020

FAST THINKING: John Kerry, America’s first climate czar

It’s one thing to say you take the threat of climate change seriously. It’s another to create a new cabinet-level post for a “climate envoy,” give it to John Kerry, and save him a seat on your National Security Council. That’s the plan Joe Biden laid out this week. What difference will it make?

Fast Thinking by Atlantic Council

Climate Change & Climate Action Elections

Sat, Nov 7, 2020

Joe Biden just won the presidency: What does that mean for America’s role in the world?

Atlantic Council experts weigh in on what the outcome of the 2020 election means for US foreign policy and America’s role in the world.

Elections 2020 by Atlantic Council

Economy & Business Elections

Wed, Nov 4, 2020

What the US withdrawal from the Paris Agreement means for the global fight against climate change

The pandemic illustrated the critical role for strong national leadership in combating a crisis and what happens when countries—including the United States—fail to cooperate on a multilateral level to find a solution.

Global Energy Forum by Margaret Jackson and Jorge Gastelumendi

Climate Change & Climate Action United States and Canada

Fri, Oct 30, 2020

Either way, this election is a major turning point for our climate future

As the nation braces for the presidential election next week, there’s arguably no issue beyond the COVID-19 crisis for which the stakes are higher than climate change policy.

Elections 2020 by Kathy Baughman McLeod

Climate Change & Climate Action Elections

Fri, Sep 18, 2020

Who’s Your Unsung Hero? Here are ten to get you thinking!

This week’s Stories of Resilience post has been written in collaboration with the Atlantic Council’s Unsung Heroes Initiative. 2020 has been a really tough year, for so many reasons. The scourge of COVID-19 has claimed hundreds of thousands of lives, and caused massive economic disruption that’s brought heartbreak and hardship to millions. In the US, […]

Stories of Resilience by Andrew R. Marshall

Coronavirus Resilience & Society