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Dixie Forum to end semester with lecture on globalism, personal resilience

Discussing how two seemingly unrelated themes can provide a rich perspective into understanding the world, former presidential appointee David Hatch will present at the final installment of Dixie State University’s weekly lecture series Dixie Forum: A Window on the World for the Spring 2019 semester.

Hatch’s presentation, “Globalism and Personal Resilience: Some Lessons from the Holocaust,” is set to take place at noon on April 23 in the Dunford Auditorium, located in the Browning Resource Center on the Dixie State campus. Admission is free, and the public is encouraged to attend.

In his presentation, Hatch will challenge the audience to consider the roles globalism and personal resilience play in achieving personal and professional success. Sharing rare information about the Holocaust, Hatch will discuss why personal resilience is vital to thrive in a world of global systems. Additionally, he will address why globalism is an ambition of many, yet fraught with challenges and contradictions that currently prevent greater global cooperation and unity.

Over the course of his career, Hatch has held a broad range of diplomatic and executive positions in business, government and international development. He has worked closely with ambassadors, cabinet ministers, the Department of Agriculture, State Department, U.S. Congress and the World Bank. Hatch has served as a presidential appointee in Washington, D.C., and has as assistant deputy director general and director of strategic partnerships within the Organization of American States in Washington, D.C., and Costa Rica.

Additionally, Hatch has been recognized nationally for his innovative value-based organizational model and has negotiated multi-million and multi-billion dollar contracts in business and government. He is also an expert in insurance and reinsurance issues regarding Nazi Germany and the Holocaust.

Dixie Forum is a weekly lecture series designed to introduce the St. George and Dixie State communities to diverse ideas and personalities while widening their worldviews via a 50-minute presentation. Dixie Forum will return in August with a new lineup of speakers for the Fall 2019 semester.