Dickinson hosts an international symposium on collaboration, security and sustainability
Professors Michael Fratantuono and David Sarcone,
both from Dickinson's international business and management department, think
big. When they received a grant from the US Department of Defense's
Strategic Studies Institute to host a workshop on cross-sector collaboration in
the interest sustainable development they wasted no time in drafting themes for
the three day symposium and inviting distinguished leaders and scholars from
across the globe to come to Carlisle for the academic event.
The workshop, The U.S.-India Strategic
Relationship in the 21st Century: Challenges for Strategic Leaders; Opportunities
for Cross Sector Collaboration to Promote Sustainable Development, was
hosted at Dickinson from March 12-14, 2013 in partnership with the US Army War
College and the Penn State Dickinson School of Law. Many attendees at the
event are leading scholars in their fields and the participant list included Dr. Richard Matthew, Professor of
International and Environmental Politics in the Schools of Social Ecology and
Social Science at the University of California Irvine, Founding Director of the
Center for Unconventional Security Affairs; General (retired) Vijay Kumar Singh, formerly Chief of Staff of
the India Army; Mr.
Brian K. Hedrick, Deputy National Intelligence Officer for South Asia,
National Intelligence Council; and
Group Captain Krishnappa Venkatshamy, Institute for Defence Studies and
Analyses (IDSA), New Delhi, Leader of IDSA's recently concluded National
Security Strategy and Strategic Trends 2050 Project. A keynote address was also delivered by Ambassador
Arun K. Singh, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of India in Washington, DC.