"The Whack-a-mole Problem: Game-changing Organizations for Game-changing Solutions"
Date: May 12, 2016
Time: 5 – 6:30 p.m.
Location: UC San Diego, The Great Hall
Speaker: Leon Fuerth, founder and director, The Project on Forward Engagement
We are engaged in a growing list of "wars" — against crime, terrorism, drugs, disease, climate change, etc. — where the premise is the need for total victory, but the reality looks more like an open-ended struggle. One way or the other, however, we clearly need not only game-changing solutions, but game-changing forms of organization.
In this talk, Fuerth will be exploring and expanding on this challenge of not only finding a solution, but finding an organization capable of actualizing it — organizations which must display certain qualities that reflect general principles, and which should carry across from one problem and its solution-set to other problems and their solution-sets.
Co-sponsor: UC Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation
Leon Fuerth’s career in government spanned thirty years, including positions in the State Department, House and Senate staff, and the White House. His most recent government service was as Vice President Gore’s National Security Adviser for the eight years of the Clinton administration, where he served on the Principals’ Committee of the National Security Council and the National Economic Council, alongside the Secretary of State, the Secretary of Defense, and the President’s own National Security Advisor. Fuerth is the Founder and Director of the Project on Forward Engagement. Read full bio.
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Center on Global Transformation
The Center on Emerging and Pacific Economies (EmPac) is now the Center on Global Transformation (CGT). Technological transformations open new opportunities and disrupt old patterns. Founded in 2006, CGT will provide a new framework for vanguard exploration of topics critical to analyzing and shaping the forces of economic change in a deeply inter-connected, thoroughly dynamic world. CGT and its Pacific Leadership Fellows Program focus on academic inquiry and policy analysis of international issues.