Laccetti to speak at prestigious Oxford Round Table
Stevens professor will discuss new leadership for a global ageHOBOKEN, N.J. -- Silvio Laccetti, a Professor in Stevens Institute of Technology's Humanities and Social Sciences Department, will participate in the Oxford Round Table, August 13-18, 2006, at St. Anne's College, Oxford University.
The Oxford Round Table promotes human advancement and understanding through the improvement of education. It provides a forum for the study and consideration of current issues facing state and national systems of education. The Round Table meets periodically and at each session is comprised of a small select group of leaders from both the public and private sectors of several countries.
This year's theme is "History as a Guide to the New International Order." Of particular interest will be presentations regarding globalization, migration of peoples, economics and military power, and other relevant aspects influencing the competition of nations. Laccetti's talk, "New Leadership for a Global Age," will describe a novel leadership studies program that combines a humanistic approach (history and literature) with a behavioral science approach (anthropology, organization psychology and psychological diagnostics).
In recent years, Laccetti has worked with local manufacturing in the global economy, specifically the Northern New Jersey embroidery industry, and has been a commentator through Knight-Ridder News Service. It is his contention that the world does need a new approach to leadership if the global age is to benefit all people worldwide.
About the Oxford Round Table
The Oxford Round Table is a unique forum, not a conference in the conventional sense, but rather an opportunity for select leaders in the public and private sectors and scholars to discuss government policy over a five-day period in a collegial atmosphere in the ancient city of Oxford. The Round Table does not set a specific agenda, but rather allows the discussions of participants to develop and flow in response to issues and concerns presented at each meeting. While avoiding topical prescription, the Round Table does seek to stimulate discussion and elicit meaningful dialogue by suggesting certain themes for discussion.
The results of certain of the deliberations have been published and distributed to individuals, governments and academic institutions around the world. Previous Oxford Round Tables have produced several books. Round Table publications traditionally convey varied approaches for improving government policy at institutional and governmental levels. For more information, visit www.oxfordroundtable.co.uk/.
About Stevens Institute of Technology
Established in 1870, Stevens offers baccalaureate, masters and doctoral degrees in engineering, science, computer science, management and technology management, as well as a baccalaureate in the humanities and liberal arts, and in business and technology. Located directly across the Hudson River from Manhattan, the university has enrollments of approximately 1,780 undergraduates and 2,700 graduate students, and a current enrollment of 2,250 online-learning students worldwide. Additional information may be obtained from its web page at www.Stevens.edu.
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