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Ozan Varol

How to Think Like a Rocket Scientist

Rocket science is often celebrated as the ultimate triumph of technology. But, according to writer and law professor Ozan Varol, it’s not. Rather, it’s the apex of a certain thought process—a way to imagine the unimaginable and solve the unsolvable.

A young person walks on the roof of a destroyed vehicle among the rubble of a destroyed city with the documentary title floating overhead reading terro and hope, the science of resilience.

Terror and Hope: The Science of Resilience Live Q&A

Filmmaker Ron Bourke joined Mercy Corps team member Matt Streng and Yale professor Catherine Panter-Brick to discuss the making of the film and provide an update on both the research as well as Mercy Corps programming in Jordan. Drawing from the pioneering work of an international team of scientists led by Yale University working closely with Mercy Corps' team in Jordan, the film reveals how trauma affects the brains of youth and the critical work taking place to help point them towards a brighter future.

Ezra Millstein, senior content producer, captures Mercy Corps’ impact on people and communities with his camera. Here, he photographs herders in Altan-Ovoo, Mongolia, working with us to keep their cattle, sheep and other animals free of insects and disease. Photo: Sean Sheridan for Mercy Corps

Through the Lens: A Humanitarian's Travelogue

Before the pandemic grounded Mercy Corps photographer Ezra Millstein, he travelled the world capturing incredible shots of our work in action. From the front lines of the conflict in Syria to the rice fields of Indonesia, take a trip from the safety and comfort of your own home and hear Ezra share the remarkable stories behind his most memorable photos and videos.

Aerial photo of Kilimanjaro

NASA + Mercy Corps: Adapting to a Changing World

Learn how Mercy Corps and NASA are working together to help small-scale farmers adapt to climate variability and a changing environment. NASA provides the technology and expert guidance to enable science-informed decisions, and Mercy Corps works in partnership with local communities to develop localized solutions that will have the biggest impact.

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