Forces Reshaping the World
McDonnell Academy Global Research Symposium
Washington University in St. Louis hosted the 2023 McDonnell International Scholars Academy Global Research Symposium: Forces Reshaping the World Oct. 5-7, 2023.
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Setting the Stage
Welcome to the McDonnell Academy Symposium Highlights
Vice Admiral Frank D. Whitworth, Director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), delivered the opening keynote address. He discussed the history and mission of the NGA, and the role of geospatial methods in understanding the “Forces Reshaping the World.”Watch the keynote
Every modern challenge has geography at its core. Every person with a cellphone has a sense of geospatial location.Vice Admiral Frank Whitworth Director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
The Symposium featured plenaries on research in particular themes and discussions about how research universities can foster the collaborative efforts required to address complex global challenges.
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McDonnell Scholars share insightful stories
In the course of the three-day Global Research Symposium, our Scholars presented compelling narratives that showcased a wide range of perspectives, representing the diversity, experiences, and interests of our Scholars.