Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson To Speak At The Journey

RAPID CITY, SD - The Journey Museum and Learning Center is excited to announce a special lecture presented by Heather Wilson, 24th Secretary of the United States Air Force, on Monday, June 25th beginning at 7 p.m. Sponsored by the Classics Institute at Dakota State University, Secretary Wilson will speak on “Computers and War”— examining the changes brought to warfare by the technology revolution.

In her lecture, Secretary Wilson will consider military power and engagement, as these have developed in our age of digitization, according to Dr. Joseph Bottum, director of the Classics Institute at Dakota State University. The event, Bottum stated, is an astonishingly important opportunity to hear a senior military official contemplating the uses of Artificial Intelligence, smart weapons, and instant communications in an underdeveloped area of military ethics and just-war theory.

Heather Wilson is the 24th Secretary of the Air Force. A graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy and the University of Oxford, she has served as a U.S. Representative and President of the S.D. School of Mines.


The lecture is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. Arriving early is highly recommended. Reservations are allowed, and can be made by calling Visitor Services at 605-394-6923. A name, telephone number and email are required with all reservations. Media representatives are invited to attend.

For more information and details about this event or other items, be sure to call (605) 394-6923.


The Journey Museum and Learning Center was established in 1997 and is conveniently located in downtown Rapid City at 222 New York St, 2 blocks east of the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center right across from the Club for Boys.

Visit www.journeymuseum.org to find additional schedule information.

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