December 7, 2018

Episode 20

Robert Hinson, Lt. Gen. (Ret.), is the Founding Executive Director of the National Strategic Research Institute at the University of Nebraska and a guest on the Season 2 Finale Episode 20 of Rural Futures with Dr. Connie.

Rural-raised, Bob discusses the complex research NSRI conducts regarding combating weapons of mass destruction.

NSRI is sponsored by United States Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) and focuses on research that helps combat weapons of mass destruction. It is one of 13 DoD-designated University affiliated centers nationally.

Under Hinson’s leadership, NSRI received more than $61 million and 85 contract awards in its initial contract 2012-2018. The NSRI contract has been renewed with a five-year, $92 million contract with USSTRATCOM, through 2023.

Bob is joined in this episode by his fellow University of Nebraska Institute executive directors, Connie Reimers-Hild of the Rural Futures Institute (host), Sam Meisels of the Buffett Early Childhood Institute and Peter McCornick of the Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute.

All four Institutes are based on the strengths of the University of Nebraska and the state of Nebraska 🤝 to create a thriving rural-urban future for all.