Monday, Nov. 5, 10:00-11:00 pm, Athletic Center
United States Marine Corps Reserve Captain Peter Dixon '01 has served for seven years as an infantry and intelligence officer in the United States Marine Corps. Peter recently left the Pentagon, where he led an initiative to identify geopolitical shifts and rapidly transition disruptive technology from Silicon Valley to the battlefields of today and tomorrow. In 2010, Peter was detailed to the State Department as a special advisor on innovation where he leveraged technology and counterinsurgency skills to combat cartel violence in Mexico, mass rapes in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and corruption in Afghanistan. Peter also led a scout sniper platoon in Afghanistan during intensive combat operations and was an advisor to Iraqi security forces on the Syrian border. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was a vice-president for Carolina for Kibera, a non-profit organization that prevents ethnic violence through community-based development in the Kibera slum of Nairobi, Kenya. Peter is the oldest brother of Bayley '03, William '05 and Andrew '07 Dixon.