Why is this series important to the Valley Region? The University of Alabama in Huntsville, the city of Huntsville, Madison County, Cummings Research Park and Redstone Arsenal are national assets and play an integral role in how our nation responds to global events and technological advances. This distinguished lecture series will serve to coalesce these assets in a more seamless fashion, thus focusing the brainpower in responses to world events and trends, and enhance the growth of the advanced workforce of our region. How does the university fit in this role? The University of Alabama in Huntsville acknowledges the crucial duty of the federal agencies at Redstone Arsenal and the impact that world and geopolitical events have on the critical missions of those organizations. With that in mind, it’s important that UAH play a leadership role in bringing the region’s best minds together with world-renowned thought leaders and topic experts to share insights of matters of economic interests of the region. UAH is one of the foremost institutions of higher learning in the nation and serves as a leader in the region’s intellectual development, thus UAH is the logical community partner for this effort through leveraging of its existing partnerships with Redstone organizations and companies in Cummings Research Park to create an even higher level of intellectual critical mass. Who will benefit from this series? The vision of this series is to reach local, targeted audiences, such as: Individuals of current and past responsibility with Redstone Arsenal organizations, notably the U.S. Army, NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, the Federal Bureau of Investigation; local corporate executives and administrators, primarily in Cummings Research Park; members of the federal and state legislative delegation; community and regional civic, and elected leaders; among others. The topics will focus on the strategic economic thrusts of the region. How do I participate? Tables for the 2020 Distinguished Lecture Series are currently being sold. If you have an interest in being a sponsor of the lecture series, email Ray Garner at email@example.com. How does this benefit my organization? View this lecture series as a high level of activities for professional development. Your employees are able to hear first hand some of the latest trends in global affairs, national security, intelligence activities, space exploration and technological development. They will also have the opportunity to spend time with professionals that share common interests.