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Forum on History and Ethics

Colleges Community Events Special Events


October 21, 2022


5:00 PM - 7:00 PM


The Beacom Institute of Technology, Madision, SD


“Expanding the Cyber-Security Workforce”

DSU presents “Expanding the Cyber-Security Workforce” by Dr. Heather Wilson, of the University of Texas, El Paso.

Dr. Heather Wilson, current President of the University of Texas – El Paso; former Secretary of the U.S. Air Force, and former President of SD Mines.

Friday, October 21, 2022 - 5:00 p.m.

The Beacom Institute of Technology, Madison, SD

About the Forum on History and Ethics

Presenting the 2nd History and Ethics Forum at Dakota State University, speaking on “Expanding the Cyber-Security Workforce.” 

History matters. Morality matters. The long tradition of human thought and behavior is the only laboratory we have in which to test the consequences of ideas. Yes, Dakota State University is an institution best known for its computing-related courses and technological advances. But DSU is also wise enough, aware enough, to see that we cannot fully understand the computing revolution unless we can place it in context: What does history tell us? What does moral reflection provide? How can we reach from the Ancients to the Moderns or the American Founding to the Computer Age? What is right and wrong about our world and our behavior, understood in the long tradition of human thought about history and ethics?

And so, here at Dakota State University, we're excited to present this year's Forum on History and Ethics—a program to bring to South Dakota nationally significant thinkers to speak on the fundamental questions of our time.