Upcoming Events: International Relations

Thu 4/24

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21st Century Challenges to the Inter-American Human Rights System

Date: Thu, April 24, 2014
Time: 12:00 PM

Lawrence Gumbiner, Deputy U.S. Permanent Representative, U.S. Mission to the Organization of American States

In recent years, recurring human rights violations have threatened the stability of democracies throughout the Americas. Preventing such abuses is critical to the region’s political, economic, and social advancement – yet many challenges to doing so exist. Gumbiner will discuss how human rights defenders, both in the government and civil society organizations, can address these challenges and advance democracy and human rights in our hemisphere.

Tue 5/6

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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.

Tue 5/13

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One Mama

Date: 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.

Wed 5/14

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One Mama

Date: Wed, May 14, 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.

Wed 6/4

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Fixing Global Poverty: What Works and What Doesn't

Date: 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.”

Mon 10/6

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The Business Solution to Poverty

Date: Mon, October 06, 2014
Time: 6:00 PM

Mal Warwick, Co-author, The Business Solution to Poverty: Designing Products and Services for Three Billion New Customers

More than 60 years after the rich nations of the world began acting to end poverty, and after the expenditure of more than $2.5 trillion, more people today are living on $2 a day or less than the total population of the planet in 1950. Despite continuing optimism from the World Bank and the United Nations that they’re on track to eradicate poverty, Mal Warwick argues that traditional methods have failed and that only the private sector possesses the resources and the incentives to do the job. This lively presentation will explain how entrepreneurs and existing businesses can design, produce and market income-generating products that will enable 2.7 billion $2-a-day customers to lift themselves out of poverty.