The Resilience Doctrine

My good friend, Dr. Zoltán Grossman, just posted these videos from his contribution the “Pandemic Academy”. If you share, please give him credit. . .

The Resilience Doctrine: Disaster Cooperativism in the Climate & Pandemic Crises (Part I: Individualism & Community)

The Evergreen State College in Olympia WA is holding a “Pandemic Academy” lecture series in spring quarter 2020. On April 7, Dr. Zoltán Grossman (Member of the Faculty in Geography and Native Studies) here presented “The Resilience Doctrine: Disaster Cooperativism in the Climate and Pandemic Crises,” as two narrated powerpoint presentations. This Part I (26.5 min.) examines the question of “Individualism vs. Community” ( ) and Part II (31.5 min.) looks at “State Authority vs. Mutual Aid” ( Links that appeared in the presentations are available at Please feel free to share the videos, and comment here or on on the youtube channel.

The Resilience Doctrine: Disaster Cooperativism in the Climate & Pandemic Crises (Part II: State Authority & Mutual Aid)

Dr. Grossman holds a Ph.D. in Geography from the University of Wisconsin. His expertise is in political/cultural geography and Indigenous Studies, and he twice co-taught “Catastrophe: Community Resilience in the Face of Disaster.” He was co-editor of Asserting Native Resilience: Pacific Rim Indigenous Nations Face the Climate Crisis (Oregon State University Press, 2012) and author of Unlikely Alliances: Native Nations and White Communities Join to Defend Rural Lands (University of Washington Press, 2017). His faculty website is at

About John McNamara

John spent 26 years with Union Cab of Madison Cooperative and currently helps develop co-ops in the Pacific Northwest. He holds a Ph.D. in Business Administration and Masters in Management: Co-operatives and Credit Unions from Saint Mary's University.
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