Daniel Aldrich is professor and director of the Security and Resilience Program at Northeastern University in Boston, MA. He has published four books, more than forty five peer reviewed articles, and written opeds for The New York Times, CNN, Asahi Shinbun, along with appearing on popular media outlets such as CNBC, MSNBC, NPR, and HuffPost. He has a PhD in political science from Harvard and his research has been funded by the Fulbright Foundation, the Abe Foundation, and the National Science Foundation. Aldrich has carried out more than five years of fieldwork in Japan, India, Africa, and the Gulf Coast. His newest book, Black Wave: Connections and Governance in Japan's 3/11 Disasters, is forthcoming from the University of Chicago Press.