"Opportunities in a Changing Defense Landscape: How Minnesota Can Lead the Way" to be held April 4 at 8:30 a.m. in 3M Auditorium

Representatives of the U.S. Army War College will join experts from industry, academia, and government to discuss how Minnesota can prepare for a marked reduction in national defense spending. The event will be held at the Carlson School of Management's 3M Auditorium on April 4 from 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Captain James Boswell, Director of the War College's Eisenhower Program will begin the discussion. Colonel Robert Humphrey will then present "The National Debt and Deficit Spending and Its Effect on our Military and National Security."

A panel discussion featuring Chip Laingen of the Defense Alliance, Alan Bignall of ReconRobotics Inc., Jay Tibbets of ATK, and a representative of the Minnesota High Tech Association will follow Col. Humphrey's remarks and audience questions.

"Opportunities in a Changing Defense Landscape: How Minnesota Can Lead the Way" is part of the U.S. Army War College's Eisenhower Series College Program. Established in 1969, the program encourages dialogue on national security and other public policy issues between senior military leaders and the public at universities throughout the United States.

Admission is free. However, due to limited seating online reservations are recommended.