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Building Skills for National Security and Competitiveness: Best Practice from Indiana

May 12, 2022 • 10:30 am – 1:15 pm EDT

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United States national security is dependent on both resiliency of critical supply chains across related firms and industries, plus the participation in those resilient chains by people and communities left behind. Without both, national security remains at risk. Renewing the American skill base is therefore a national priority.

The Center for Strategic and International Studies’ Renewing American Innovation Project, in partnership with the Indiana University Public Policy Institute, will convene a two-panel event to explore best practices from Indiana on the growing connections between the development of bottom-up networks and state and federal policies for inclusive innovation.

10:30am Introductory Remarks
Sujai Shivakumar, Director and Senior Fellow of the Renewing American Innovation Project, CSIS

10:40am Welcoming Remarks: Investing in Indiana’s Skilled Workforce
Senator Todd Young (R-IN)

10:50am Panel 1: Growing the Workforce Training Networks
Moderator: Sameeksha Desai, Director, Manufacturing Policy Initiative; Associate Director, Institute for Development Strategies, Indiana University
  • Training to Non-Traditional Workers: Role of Public Entrepreneurs
  • Building Local Ownership: Role of Community Activism
  • The Role of Industry
    • Terry Morris, Advisor for Racial Justice and National President of National Black Data Processing Associates (BDPA) Organization, Eli Lilly
  • Indiana’s State Development Efforts
    • Sue Smith, Vice President for Technology, Ivy Tech Community College
12:00pm Break

12:10pm Panel 2: Policy Roundtable on Growing the Regional Skills Infrastructure
Moderator: Tom Guevara, Director of the Indiana University Public Policy Institute
  • Understanding Place-Based Innovation
    • David Audretsch, Ameritech Chair of Economic Development; Director, Institute for Development Strategies, Indiana University
  • Public Interest, Private Advantage: a Perspective from Industry
  • Excellence and Readiness in our Regional Workforce
    • Angela Lewis, Technical Director at Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division
1:10pm Adjourn

This event was made possible through general support to CSIS.