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Release No: 288-97
December 08, 1997

DoD To Host Second Annual Quality of Life Research Symposium

The Department of Defense will host its second annual Quality of Life Research Symposium at Georgetown University beginning at 8:20 a.m. EST on Dec. 11. The symposium will focus on the impact of information technologies on military quality of life.

Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness Rudy de Leon will make opening remarks and participate in a panel with leading private sector corporate representatives from IBM, Motorola, Tenneco, and Lucent Technologies. They will discuss why a focus on quality of life issues has made good business sense for their organizations. Deputy Assistant Secretary for Personnel, Support, Families and Education Carolyn H. Becraft will introduce a video message from Vice President Al Gore. Other speakers include urban cultural anthropologist Jennifer James, author of "Thinking in the Future Tense;" Bruce Tulgan, an expert on Generation X; and John B. Mahaffie, co-author of "2025."

For more information, contact Dori Hayes at (703)697-7191. A small press center will be in operation in Conference Room Number Two at the Georgetown University Conference Center (The Leavey Center) during the conference to handle interview requests. To contact the press center during the conference, call (202)687-3221.

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