Dear Colleague:

George Mason University's 13th annual STAR-TIDES<> tech demo is quickly approaching! It is scheduled for October 1-2, 2019 on Merten Lawn.

STAR-TIDES (Sharing To Accelerate Research-Transformative Innovation for Development and Emergency Support) is a research project dedicated to open-source knowledge sharing to encourage community and individual resilience to natural and man-made disasters and promote human security (“freedom from want “and “freedom from fear”). It stems from a research program at the U.S. National Defense University (NDU) called TIDES.  The project provides reach-back “knowledge on demand” to decision-makers and those working in the field.  It integrates public-private, whole-of-government, and trans-national approaches to achieve unity of action among diverse organizations where there is no unity of control. STAR-TIDES addresses situations within the U.S. or outside, short term and long term, and with or without military involvement. No government organization covers such a range.

Join us to share insights and experiences to address cross-cutting issues. The scenarios will include:

  *   Puerto Rican reconstruction, and
  *   Increasing the resilience of critical infrastructures in Northern Virginia.

Exhibitors can link up with Mason faculty and students, other participants, and commercial and government partners on any topic. Those exhibiting at Mason will be invited to display in Pentagon Center Court on Oct. 3 and 4.

Click here for to register and/or sign up as an exhibitor<>.

Please see the attached flyer for more information. Please also feel free to share.

Hope to see you there!


Tonya Neaves



Tonya Thornton Neaves, PhD

Director, Extramural Projects
Director, Centers on the Public Service
Assistant Professor, Master of Public Administration Program
Schar School of Policy and Government
George Mason University

Viewpoint Associate Editor
Public Administration Review

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