A daylong conference co-hosted by GWSB’s Institute for Corporate Responsibility (ICR) and the U.S. State Department on June 4 focused on how to improve alliances between business and government.
John Forrer, associate research professor of strategic management and public policy, and ICR’s associate director, said the issue is important because the right links between business, government, nonprofit organizations and academia can bring about enormous change in the developing world.
“These are collaborations that address real world problems,” said Forrer, who is working with Ford Motor Co. and officials in Chennai, India, on a telemedicine project. Telemedicine uses telecommunications and information technologies to provide health care to people in rural areas.
The keynote address at the “Uncommon Alliances: Real Partnerships – Real Experiences – Real Impacts” forum was given by Jon Carson, the White House director of the Office of Public Engagement, who spoke about the importance of communication and learning the role and function of all parties when trying to build alliances across the public and private sectors.
GW Today has additional information on the “Uncommon Alliances” forum.
Posted by gwsb on June 19, 2012 | Filed under: GWSB News.