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SXSW 2018

Redefining the American Veteran

By leveraging recent military veterans thriving in unexpected environments, this panel will discuss the public narrative around post-military life and how veterans are viewed by their non-military peers and corporate America. The session's goal is to create opportunities for participants, event attendees and other stakeholders (corporate partners, non-profits, etc.) to continue discussion around this general theme in other forums throughout 2018 and beyond.

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  1. How has America's view of veterans evolved since 9/11, and is this public narrative helpful or hurtful to veterans as they leave their service behind?
  2. Do "hire veteran" initiatives from private sector companies help positively impact any existing narrative that veterans are a needy population?
  3. What tangible actions should veterans take to directly impact any negative stigma that exists regarding post-military service transition?



Chris Hoyler, Director of Communications, Military Affairs, Comcast/NBCUniversal

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  • Event: SXSW
  • Format: Panel
  • Track: Social Impact
  • Track 2
  • Level: Beginner
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