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Agenda for On Line Meeting
24 April 2018
6:30 PM PDT
- Welcome from President Emmanuel Itier
- Roll call and Introductions
- Inspirational Moment
- Current Announcements and News
- Comments and Questions
24 April 2018
Food for Peace Modernization Act
Adam Olson is Oxfam America’s Advocacy Advisor for the states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Tennessee.
In this position, he works with a global team fighting poverty through advancing human rights. Adam collaborates with policymakers, allied organizations, community leaders, faith groups, and academics. His work is entirely nonpartisan.
Adam guest lectures on aid effectiveness and the politics of poverty, especially enabling local decision-making in development, international food aid procurement, and agricultural development.
Before coming to Oxfam, he worked in federal and state-level politics in Minnesota. Adam interned at the Walworth County District Attorney’s office and later held roles in local government and non-profits, including assisting with a historic reorganization of the Minneapolis and Hennepin County public library systems.
1 May 2018
Debbie Cregan, Youth for Human Rights (Celebrating the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Every Person is entitled to certain rights-simply because they are a human being.
8 May 2018
Rotary International President Ian Riseley
15 May 2018
Chris Whatley, Executive Director of the United Nations Association of the United States, a program of the United Nations Foundation.
He leads UNA’s national staff in Washington, D.C. and New York, and heads up the Association’s efforts to increase membership, advocate on behalf of the UN and UN causes, and educate the next generation of UN supporters in the U.S. through UNA’s Global Classrooms Model UN program.
Before joining UNF, Chris served as Washington Office Director and Deputy Executive Director of The Council of State Governments (CSG), representing elected officials in all 50 states and the six territories on Capitol Hill, forging ties between American states and their counterparts in Canada and Mexico, and serving as an appointed advisor to the Office of the United States Trade Representative. Prior to joining CSG, Chris served as a program officer and field representative for the International Republican Institute (IRI), leading a wide range of international election observation missions and technical assistance programs in Liberia, Nigeria, South Africa, and Zimbabwe. He began his career as a Research Assistant for the United States Institute of Peace (USIP), studying the demobilization and reintegration of former combatants in Zimbabwe following the Lancaster House Agreement.
22 May 2018
Dr. Mao Shing Ni (Dr. Mao)
Secrets of Longevity
Dr. Mao Shing Ni (Dr. Mao) DOM, PhD, ABAAHP
Dr. Mao Shing Ni, popularly known as “Dr. Mao” is the 38th generation of Chinese medicine doctors in his family. Well known and respected in the field of integrative medicine, he is the founder of Yo San University and holds two doctorates as well as being board certified in anti-aging medicine. Dr. Mao has written 18 books including his bestselling books Secrets of Longevity, Second Spring, Secrets of Longevity Cookbook and his latest, Live Your Ultimate Life. Awarded “Best of the Best” on The Dr. Oz Show, Dr. Mao can also be seen on The Doctors, Katie Couric, as well as the pages of The New York Times and The Los Angeles Times. Online he writes about natural health and longevity on The Huffington Post, Ask Dr. Mao, EmpowHer and other popular websites. Dr. Mao and his team of doctors practice at Tao of Wellness, integrative medical centers in Santa Monica, Newport Beach and Pasadena, California.
Praise for Dr. Mao
29 May 2018
Threatcasting. What are the threats? What can we do about them?
Brian David Johnson
Brian David Johnson is a Professor of Practice at Arizona State University’s School for the Future of Innovation in Society, and a Futurist and Fellow at Frost & Sullivan, a visionary innovation company that’s focused on growth (he lives in Portland). He also works with governments, militaries, trade organizations, and startups to help them envision their future. He has over 30 patents and is the author of a number of books of fiction and nonfiction, including Science Fiction Prototyping; Screen Future: The Future of Entertainment, Computing and the Devices We Love; Humanity and the Machine: What Comes After Greed?; and Vintage Tomorrows: A Historian and a Futurist Journey through Steampunk into the Future of Technology. His writing has appeared in publications ranging from The Wall Street Journal and Slate to IEEE Computer and Successful Farming, and he appears regularly on Bloomberg TV, PBS, Fox News, and the Discovery Channel. He has directed two feature films, and is an illustrator and commissioned painter.
5 June 2018
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26 June 2018
3 July 2018