Seth D. Kaplan

Dr. Kaplan is a professorial lecturer at Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), senior adviser for the Institute for Integrated Transitions (IFIT), and a visiting fellow with the Mercatus Center’s Program on Pluralism and Civil Exchange. He’s the author ofFragile Neighborhoods: Repairing American Society, One Zip Code at a Time.

Seth D. Kaplan

What Can Fragile States Teach Us About America’s Challenges?

Restoring a sense of community and cohesion at the local level would go a long way.

The Forgotten Neighborhood

Understanding place-based dynamics can help us address social breakdown.

Understanding America’s Fragility Problem

A society is only as strong as its social connectedness, something COVID-19 vividly revealed.