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 “Sustainability as a Strategic Imperative”

 Col. Mark “Puck” Mykleby, USMC (retired) will speak at Indiana University Bloomington about “Sustainability as a Strategic Imperative” on October 22nd at 7 p.m. in the Maurer School of Law Moot Court Room (Room 123, 211 South Indiana Avenue).

From July 2009 until April 2011, Mykleby served as a special strategic assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.  In that capacity, he co-authored with Navy Captain Wayne Porter A National Strategic Narrative, a concept and vision for a 21st Century grand strategy for the nation that called for a transition from containment to sustainability.  Mykleby retired from the Marine Corps in July 2011. He is now a senior fellow at the New America Foundation where he continues his work on grand strategy and sustainability.

"The challenges we face as a nation are not going to be solved in Washington, through political parties, or with the ideologies that currently divide us,” Mykleby said. “If we want to build a future that is worthy of our kids and grandkids, it's going to take an engaged citizenry that is more focused on opportunity rather than on threat and risk to start doing what is necessary to 'secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity.'  Sitting in the middle of America's breadbasket, Indiana University is perfectly placed to take a lead role in showing the rest of the nation just how to build that future."  

Earlier in the day, Mykleby will be a keynote speaker and facilitator for the kick-off of the Mid-America Cluster, an economic development region based on the principles of prosperity and security through sustainability, which will occur at The Summit on Capturing Resilience at Purdue.

The Mid-America Cluster is a region extending from West Lafayette to Louisville that also encompasses Muncie, Indianapolis and Bloomington.  The Cluster is focused on developing a regional-scale strategy, which identifies and addresses challenges, resources, and opportunities for economic development and the fostering of sustainable infrastructure for the Mid-America Cluster.

The Summit focuses on smart growth, regenerative agriculture, and resource productivity and features sustainability pioneer Bob Berkebile of BNIM as keynote speaker on October 21.  Mykleby will be leading a workshop on October 22, which will seek to develop ideas and identify opportunities for the Mid-America Cluster, with representatives from the various communities.

In addition to speaking at the Mauer School of Law, Mykleby will meet with area officials, students, and faculty to discuss the Mid-America Cluster at a breakfast on Wednesday, October 23.

Mykleby’s visit is sponsored by the IU Office of Sustainability (IUOS). More information, including teaching resources for instructors, is available on the IUOS web site at this link:  http://sustain.indiana.edu/education-research/teaching-and-learning/ColMykleby.php

Start
Tuesday October 22, 2013 07:00 PM
End
Tuesday October 22, 2013 08:00 PM
Location
Mauer School of Law Moot Court Room 123
Contact
Jessica Plassman
Website
http://sustain.indiana.edu/education-research/teaching-and-learning/ColMykleby.php
Contact Email
jnplassm@indiana.edu
More Contact Info
812-391-2521
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