Alumni Gathering: August 12, 2016

Let's enjoy a guest lecture and say farewell to departing students.

Alumni gathering and student send-off

Please join us for a guest lecture and wish local students well as they head off to college. All inter-collegiate alumni, their students and guests are welcome to attend.

Featured speaker: LTC Richard Ferguson, ARNG

Lieutenant Colonel Rich Ferguson is a National Security Fellow at Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government.


The generational gap with social media: How the U.S. might lose the next conflict

Lt. Col. Rich Ferguson will address rapid advances made in social media, particularly by the Islamic State. This has created a “generational gap,” as ISIS and other groups demonstrate greater skill in employing social media than the more staid U.S. national security apparatus.

Ferguson will discuss how our adversaries deploy social media for operations and recuriting and illustrate how our military leadership's misunderstanding of this media has and will impact our national security capabilities.

Event details

Who:   Harvard and other alumni in our inter-collegiate group; students (all schools' admits welcome); friends/family

Date:  Friday, August 12, 2016

Place: Montreux Golf and Country Club, Terrace Room; 16475 Bordeaux Drive, Reno, NV

Time:  5:30pm to 7:30pm

RSVP: by August 5, 2016

No host cocktails. Appetizers will be provided. Those who would like to stay for (a no-host) dinner at Montreux are encouraged to make a reservation by calling Ridhi Joshi at 775-849-9911.

Donations suggested

$0   Harvard alumni with dues paid

$0   Students

$10  All others