Agenda for On Line Meeting 2020
19 January 2021
6:30 PM PDT
- Welcome from President Barbara Gaughen-Muller
- Roll call and Introductions
- Inspirational/International Moment
- Current Announcements and News
- Comments and Questions
19 January 2021
David Kennedy, National Network for Safe Communities
David M. Kennedy is a professor of criminal justice at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City and the director of the National Network for Safe Communities at John Jay. Mr. Kennedy and the National Network support cities implementing strategic interventions to reduce violence, minimize arrest and incarceration, enhance police legitimacy, and strengthen relationships between law enforcement and communities. These interventions have been proven effective in a variety of settings, have amassed a robust evaluation record, and are widely employed nationally and internationally.
Mr. Kennedy was a principal in the Boston Gun Project in the mid-1990s, which pioneered a high-level action-research approach to public safety and the groundbreaking “Operation Ceasefire” homicide prevention strategy, and from which Kennedy developed the “focused deterrence” intervention framework. He has developed interventions focused on group and gang violence, individual violent offenders, intimate partner violence, street drug markets, opioid markets, prison safety, and other public safety issues. He has worked with numerous cities and states, and with the federal government to design and implement the Treasury Department’s Youth Crime Gun Interdiction Initiative and the Department of Justice’s Strategic Approaches to Community Safety Initiative; Drug Market Intervention Program; and National Initiative for Building Community Trust and Justice. Mr. Kennedy’s work has won two Ford Foundation Innovations in Government awards, two Webber Seavey Awards from the International Association of Chiefs of Police, and two Herman Goldstein Awards for Problem-Oriented Policing. He was awarded the 2011 Hatfield Scholar Award for scholarship in the public interest.
David M. Kennedy is the author of Don’t Shoot, One Man, a Street Fellowship, and the End of Violence in Inner-City America; Deterrence and Crime Prevention: Reconsidering the Prospect of Sanction; co-author of Beyond 911: A New Era for Policing; and a wide range of articles on group and gang violence, drug markets, domestic violence, firearms trafficking, deterrence theory, police/community relations, and other public safety issues.
26 January 2021
Farland Chang, “Great Communicators and the Pursuit of Truth & Fairness”
*Emmy award winning journalist
*Former CNN Business News Anchor
*Rotary Scholar and Paul Harris Fellow
*Founder WorldBizWatch Media Productions
*Visiting Scholar Nanjing University
*Professor Shantou University
Farland Chang is an Emmy award-winning storyteller who aims to bridge the East and the West. For nearly 30 years, he has been covering news stories across the United States and Asia for such media organizations as NBC and CNN International. Farland is now CEO and executive producer of WorldBizWatch, a global media company that produces documentaries, TV ads, branded entertainment and corporate films. Currently also a visiting scholar at Nanjing and Zhejiang universities, Farland was formerly a journalism professor at Shantou University and has lectured at UCLA, USC, Cornell University and Hong Kong University. Farland attended Cornell as an undergrad, earned his master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University and received a post-graduate certificate in radio, film and TV from the University of Bristol, where he studied as a Rotary Scholar and Paul Harris Fellow. His latest work is a collaboration with National Geographic’s legendary photojournalist, Michael Yamashita, in a documentary series called “Stories behind the Stills.”
2 February 2021
Kiran Singh Sirah, President of The International Storytelling Center
“Storytelling: A Radical Gift of Hope”
KIRAN SINGH SIRAH is President of the International Storytelling Center (ISC), an educational and cultural institution dedicated to enriching the lives of people around the world through storytelling. ISC organizes the world’s premiere storytelling event, the National Storytelling Festival, and supports applied storytelling initiatives across a wide variety of creative industries. Prior to his appointment at ISC, Kiran developed a number of award-winning arts, cultural and human rights initiatives in cultural centers across the UK and Ireland. These programs have received recognition from UNESCO, Her Majesty the Queen’s Authority in Education, and the European Commission. He has spoken at the Library of Congress and the Kennedy Center, led stories for peace-based discussions with the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee, led workshops for the US State Department, the US Department of Defense’s force directorate, and led trainings for US commanders at Fort Benning military base in Georgia. He is widely recognized for advancing storytelling as a tool for building social empathy and intercultural understanding. In 2015, he was invited to the White House in support of storytelling efforts for national grassroots peace building efforts. An advisory member to UNESCO Scotland and a Rotary Peace Fellow, he has developed articles, talks and conference papers about interdisciplinary approaches to relationship building in communities around the globe. Kiran emphasizes his interest in “the power of human creativity, arts, storytelling and social justice, and the notion of a truly global multicultural society.” In 2017, he was awarded the “Champion of Peace” recognition at the Rotary International ceremony at the United Nations Peace Week in Geneva. His Telling Stories that Matter toolkit aims to raise storytelling from a form of entertainment to an ethical art tool for social justice and empathy building, and as a global force for peace. Kiran firmly believes storytelling not only has the power to enrich lives, but it also holds the key to building a conflict free society.
9 February 2021
Susan Carroll, Director of Duke-UNC Rotary Peace Center
Susan Carroll, Managing Director of the Duke-UNC Rotary Center, joined the Duke-UNC Rotary Peace Center as Coordinator in May 2005. She has more than 20 years of experience in the field of international humanitarian assistance, working for the Office of US Foreign Disaster Assistance and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees. For UNHCR, she worked on large-scale refugee operations in Sudan, Ethiopia, Malawi, Turkey, Hong Kong and Thailand. In 1991, Susan was the first UN Liaison Officer with allied forces in Incirlik, Turkey, working with military personnel on the protection and assistance of Kurdish refugees. She also coordinated two UNHCR training programs, one focusing on gender analysis of refugee populations, and the other on management of emergencies. She had a brief professional detour when she worked in residential real estate in Cambridge, Mass., and in 2002, was part of the team that sold Julia Child’s house. Susan received her bachelor’s degree in geology from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut and has done graduate studies at the Institut Universitaire des Hautes Etudes Internationales in Geneva.
16 February 2021
Melody St John, PDG D5280
Navajo Water Project – Dig Deep