Brown Bag Discussion on University Symposium on Strategy, September 10, 2014
Brown Bag Discussion on University Symposium on Strategy
Wednesday, September 10, 12-1:30 p.m.
Crosby Seminar Room, 240 Northrop
The University Symposium for 2014-16 will focus on the topic Strategy. We are interested in provoking thoughtful conversations about all aspects of the concept of strategy, from strategic thinking through strategies that organisms employ to survive. We seem to be surrounded by strategies. We are exhorted to think strategically in many realms. We talk about winning strategies. We consider biological survival mechanisms as strategies. Games of all kinds involve strategic thinking both in their devising and in their playing. Our own university (and its constituent components) engages in repeated rounds of strategic planning.
We seek proposals for programming in spring 2015 and academic year 2015-16 that will be part of the University Symposium on Strategy. We are particularly interested in engaging productively with the University’s current strategic planning process. Proposals may be for a variety of activities including, but not limited, to:
- Individual speakers to invite to campus for public presentations and meeting with graduate or undergraduate students or other groups
- Critical reading groups, focused either on a specific aspect of Strategy, or a more general exploration of the concept
- Conferences or symposia
- Public conversations and forums
- Projects with a significant public engagement aspect