Upcoming Events: International Relations
War on Whistleblowers: The Snowden EffectDate: Thu, April 10, 2014
Time: 12:00 PM
Jesselyn Radack, National Security & Human Rights Director
Jesselyn Radack, National Security & Human Rights Director, Government Accountability Project; Author, Traitor: The Whistleblower and the "American Taliban"
Radack works primarily with whistleblowers – including those from the Defense Department, Department of Homeland Security, NSA and CIA – with special focus on torture, secret surveillance and political discrimination. She represented former NSA official and whistleblower Thomas Drake throughout the government's unsuccessful prosecution of him under the Espionage Act. She then represented CIA torture conduct whistleblower John Kiriakou, who is the sole CIA agent sent to jail in connection with the U.S. torture program, despite never having tortured anyone.
Gestures Around the World: Do You Know What Your Non-Verbal Communications May Be Saying?Date: Tue, May 06, 2014
Time: 6:00 PM
Syndi Seid, Founder, Advanced Etiquette
What you think is a perfectly fine gesture in the U.S. may be very offensive in another culture. Learn from top to bottom what head, facial, hand, leg and toe gestures really mean on various continents. Join international etiquette expert Seid as she leads a lively discussion and leave with a sharpened awareness of which gestures never to make again.
One MamaDate: Tue, May 13, 2014
Time: 6:00 PM
Siobhan Neilland, Founder, OneMama ShaBoom products
Siobhan "ShaBoom" Neilland, Founder, OneMama ShaBoom Products
How do you overcome the death of your child? Neilland found a unique way to fill this major void by traveling to Uganda and opening herself to the love of many children, which led her to found OneMama.org in her efforts to help others live. Come hear Neilland discuss how all you need is an idea, a strategy and a whole lot of tenacity to transfer your own personal, self-sustaining technique to the professional concept of business and philanthropy.
Fixing Global Poverty: What Works and What Doesn'tDate: Wed, June 04, 2014
Time: 6:00 PM
Thomas A. Nazario, Professor, Author
Thomas A. Nazario, Assistant Professor, University of San Francisco, School of Law; Author Living on a Dollar A Day: The Lives and Faces of the World's Poor; Founder & President, The Forgotten International
People often spend too much time discounting one proposal aimed at tackling a problem in order to shore up or push another. As with many of the world's great problems, however, there is no silver bullet that will resolve them all, but advocates insist that solutions do exist. After traveling around the world and visiting with some of the world's poor, Nazario, author of Living on a Dollar a Day: The Lives and Faces of the World's Poor, will present some strategies he believes can help to end a great deal of the poverty and suffering presently experienced by one-sixth of the world's people. Nazario’s expertise lies in the area of children’s rights and global poverty. He has testified before Congress and appeared on many national television and radio shows, including “Oprah” and “The Larry King Show.”