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A conversation with Maj. Gen. (ret) Suzanne Vares-Lum, the first Native Hawaiian woman to become an Army general. Vares-Lum was an intelligence officer whose assignments spanned the Cold War to the Iraq War and is the President of the East-West Center.
- What: Maj. Gen. (ret) Suzanne Vares-Lum, is our Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month Diversity Unlocks Innovation speaker series event
- When: May 31, 2022 at 1:30 p.m. EST / 7:30 a.m. HST
- Where: Virtual via Zoom
- Who: NSIN program alumni and mission partners
Registration for this event is closed.
The National Security Innovation Network (NSIN) has launched a yearlong diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) campaign to raise awareness about the critical role of diversity in national security problem solving and to connect with people from historically under-represented and non-traditional Department of Defense (DoD) participant communities.
The campaign’s theme “Diversity Unlocks Innovation” is a nod to one of NSIN’s core principles that diversity of thought, experience, and background drives innovation.
Beginning in February with Black History Month and continuing throughout the year, “Diversity Unlocks Innovation” campaign aligns to major heritage and alliance months. The campaign features profiles of emerging defense innovation leaders, an educational speaker series for staff and NSIN program alumni, interactive social media opportunities for network followers to nominate pioneers in the industry, and many opportunities for interested communities to learn more and get involved.