Solving problems often require a multiple disciplinary approach
1158_ 2/6/12 - Larry is up at the University of Colorado, in the Wolf Law building, to meet with long time favorites Phil Weiser (Dean of the Law School) and the enigmatic Dale Hatfield. We're talking about some acknowledgement coming up for Mr. Hatfield. It's all about the spirit of giving. That philosophy is what Phil Weiser associates with Dale Hatfield. And, one he feels he has learned a lot about from Dale who is, as Phil tells us, incredibly generous. Being such a humble man, it took cunning and skill to bring Dale here to share with us what motivates him and how he operates. To begin with Dale says, "It makes me feel good... when you're helping people - especially when there are challenges and people are dealing with difficult policy issues." The second thing Phil associates with Dale, after his spirit of generosity and giving is inter disciplinary analysis. Earlier Larry jokingly referred to Dale as a lawyer, and Phil points out, Dale knows more about telecom than the lawyers he work with... "Your career as an engineer and telecom technologist have added a lot to the world of telecommunication policy and business. When did you get this appreciation for inter disciplinary problem solving and what would you share with people about why that matters so much." (If you know Dr. Weiser, you recognize how he pulls information to help teach the rest of us, from the wise and experienced souls he regularly brings to his students and community, people like Dale Hatfield.) Dale said, "I began to learn fairly early in life that solving problems often required a multiple disciplinary approach. Decisions are just better when you have people from different backgrounds contributing to it. Especially in today's world where so many issues are not just technical but they have privacy implications, all these other things, economic implications for our economy..." Phil pointed out, "We are now receiving a very generous gift from Dale - the Hatfield Professorship, to someone who will teach, in the spirit that you embody of public service. This is going to be another legacy of what Dale has helped us build here at the University of Colorado. We also have a Hatfield Scholars and Research program that helps students do stints in public service as an intern. That is a program that Dale has shaped and just underscores his spirit of generosity. In the process of making this very generous gift Dale has alluded to what his next gift is going to be in supporting international education and engagement." There's more...
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