ON WORLD AFFAIRS APRIL 5-9, 2010
University of Colorado at Boulder All Events Free and Open to the Public Produced by the Committee for the Conference on World Affairs
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THE STAFF Jim Palmer Director, Conference on World Affairs
to the Sixty-second Annual Conference on World Affairs
Jane Butcher, Juli Steinhauer Conference Co-chairs
Maura Clare Conference Coordinator and Director of Public Affairs
Malinda Painter Assistant Conference Coordinator
British philosopher and provocateur Bertrand Russell would have liked the Conference on World Affairs, though he was fond of repeating this playful, punning mind-twister: “What is mind? Never matter. What is matter? Never mind.” Whatever mind and matter are, they meet here in April—mind, matter, music, mystery, magic, and musings of every stripe.
Advertising and Press Liaison
Sarah Petrak Logistics Coordinator
Daniel Oxenhandler, Darby Shier, Kristen Wakeman World Affairs Athenaeum Fellows
Lynne Feingold, Bryan New Student Volunteer Coordinators
This year’s theme—Free Thinking—is descriptive of both our cost-free attendance and our engagement with unrestricted, provocative, freeranging ideas. The Academy Awards expanded their Best Picture category this year to ten movies, and that has inspired me to offer ten reasons to love the Conference on World Affairs: 1. It’s free. “Free and open to the public”—to which we add a new tag line for our economic times: “KEEP CWA FREE.”
Phil Caston Technical Director
2. It’s participatory, because audience members get Q&A time at every event.
3. It’s diverse in its participants, its audience and its ideas.
Executive Office Assistant
Alessa Kane Office Assistant
Ramsay Freeman Thurber CWA Archives Project Director
Bruce Montgomery CWA Archives Project Supervisor
4. It’s not talk radio or crossfire—it’s conversation, where the CWA promotes civil discourse, debate, disagreement, depth, discernment, and delight. 5. It’s inspiring and maddening, funny and frenetic—and it’s home to one of the best international jazz concerts in the world. 6. It’s a “boundary breaker”—all ages, disciplines, and professions come together. Where else can you see a scientist, an artist, a soldier and a businesswoman all on a single panel?
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Howard Higman Founder THE CONFERENCE ON WORLD AFFAIRS IS GRATEFUL FOR SUPPORT RECEIVED FROM BRUCE BENSON President, University of Colorado
PHIL DISTEFANO Chancellor, University of Colorado at Boulder
STEIN STURE Interim Provost & Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
TODD GLEESON Dean, College of Arts & Sciences
~ In Memoriam ~ John Lowell Gliedman May 5, 1942 - February 2, 2010
7. It’s a Boulder rite of spring, where our international visitors will see all four seasons in one week—and they will want to return. 8. It’s pageantry—bound by tradition, but not tradition-bound. Our flags are up, and octogenarians and eighth graders march across campus; the ivory tower becomes an open gate. 9. Each year the CWA creates a time capsule—an archive charting crises and changes in attitude in matters of race, nuclear war, the women’s movement, movies, regional conflicts, technology, energy policy, sexual mores, environmental issues, space exploration…and more. 10. Finally, this is not a teleconference or virtual conference, but a face-to-face global town meeting, where the CWA brings the world to Boulder. Think of your own reasons to love the CWA—and please take the time to visit our website and click the “Sign Up Now!” button. We will send all the members of our CWA Fans e-list a request for feedback shortly after Conference week. We want to hear your ideas. Enjoy the Conference!
Leonard Shlain August 28, 1937 - May 11, 2009
Jane Husted Strickland May 9, 1919 - January 29, 2010
James Palmer, Director
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Committee for the Conference ARTS SUBCOMMITTEE Juli Steinhauer, Community Editor Susanne Heckler, Student Editor Oliver Yaney, Student Editor BOULDER HIGH SUBCOMMITTEE Holly Gossard, Community Editor Becky Vancura, Community Editor BUSINESS SUBCOMMITTEE Kathy Hutman, Community Editor Fred Ris, Community Editor Mike Mazzone, Student Editor Kristen Wakeman, Student Editor INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS SUBCOMMITTEE Diane Dvorin, Community Editor Bob McClendon, Community Editor Lex Cummings, Student Editor Jenna Jordan, Student Editor Mallory Mahoney, Student Editor
BIOGRAPHIES LuAnne Dowling, Editor MODERATOR COORDINATORS Faye Johnson Ali Everett PRODUCER & VENUE MANAGER COORDINATORS Madalene Fetsch Shannon Hayden STUDENT TRANSPORTATION COORDINATORS Rena Goldstein Darby Shier STUDENT MARKETING COORDINATORS Jerrie Hurd, Community Coordinator Kylie Bearse, Student Coordinator Kristen Wakeman, Student Coordinator
LITERATURE, STORYTELLING & FILM SUBCOMMITTEE Steve Vorhaus, Community Editor Rena Goldstein, Student Editor DanBob Laman, Student Editor
STUDENT FLAG COORDINATOR Mary Rochelle
POLITICS & MEDIA SUBCOMMITTEE Beth Bowman, Community Editor Stephanie Rudy, Community Editor Emily King, Student Editor Mary Rochelle, Student Editor Hadley Vandiver, Student Editor
GENERAL MEMBERS Stephanie Ahlgrain Michelle Albert Chris Aporta Kassidy Benson Max Bohning Gabby Boloker Betty Brandenburg, Emeritus Alexis Bridenbaugh Mindy Bridges Christina Brown Dara Bryan Anne Burke Leanna Cameron Mike Chan YooJung Choi SaraJane Cohen Scottie Colescott Elaine Cromie John Day Tracy Ehlers Hope Evers Maggie Ferguson Lindsay Flood Sean Forrest Lindsay Foss
QUALITIES OF LIFE SUBCOMMITTEE Laura Braddock, Community Editor Shannon Hayden, Community Editor Madeleine Tengler, Community Editor Ali Everett, Student Editor SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY SUBCOMMITTEE Bill Butler, Community Editor Alec Sharp, Community Editor Chelsea Trengrove, Student Editor STUDENT PERSPECTIVES SUBCOMMITTEE Lynne Feingold, Student Editor Bryan New, Student Editor
STUDENT HOST COORDINATOR Adrien Mirhashemi
Saint Fu Sarah Gardner Gabrielle Galinas Alex Grossman Emily Gunther Laura Hampton Annie Hannagan Tyler Harch Diane Harpold Sam Hay Rose Heaphy Susan Hellie Emma Hempsted Cathie Holm Anne-Barrie Hunter Jon Hurd Sherie Jakobsson Kimberly Jasch Mary Lu Jedamus Jim Johnson Raissa Johnson Tom Johnson Sarah Kassabian Sheila Kumar Barry Karlin Carol Keeley Bill Kellogg Alex Kimata Dustin Kloempken Anjali Krystofiak Allison Langley Jessica Laub Bill Long Linda Loose Rich Loose Maggie Lowenberg Tim Lloyd Emily Lumia Chris McGary Tanya Mirchandani Michael Michener Barbara Middleton Betsy Moon John Murphy, Emeritus Ken Nakagawa Semay Nelson Erik Nesse Arin New Ellen O'Rourke Marko Olafson Christina Olson Lyubou Pancheko Sabina Parigian Willa Pendergrast Corinne Pickus
Phil Plait Justine Pregler Rachel Ptaszek Carol Pulchalski David Raddock Taylor Record Hannah Ricks Ralph Ritter Sergio Rivera Allie Rodenberg Kirk Rodgers Bunny Rubin Ted Rubin Firuzeh Saidi Danielle Sandoval Fritz Satterley Wayne Scott, Emeritus Cynthia Stephens Gillian Stewart-Moore Kirsten Stowers Paula Sussman Oakley Thorne Michelle Toteve Mary Trembour An Trieu Ryan Van Duzer Alexis Vorhaus Michael Walker Amy Westfeldt Ashley Widener Diana Wilson Beth Windheuser Lauren Wiss HOUSING COMMITTEE Jane Butcher, Co-Chair Sally Pane, Co-Chair Stephanie Rudy, Co-Chair Barbara Brenton Karen Diamond Valerie Eicher Wendy Kahn Nancy Kelley Pat Magette Edie Morris, Chair Emeritus Juli Steinhauer
The Committee for the Conference on World Affairs is grateful to all the Boulder community members who house our participants.
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Moderators Ernesto Acevedo-Muñoz Suzy Ageton Kwasi Ampene Rick Anthes Cynda Arsenault Sue Baer Barry Baer Jim Banks Al Bartlett Paul Bauman Marjorie Baumert Had Beatty Peter Behrendt Geri Bellino John Bennett Bruce Benson Howard Bernstein Peter Berntsen Roger Bohart Carew Boulding Ron Bostwick David Braddock Peter Braun Jane Brautigam David Brown Patti Bruck Frank Bruno Dave Burdick Carol Byerly Richard Byyny Allen Carmichael Fiona Caruthers Adam Chase Pat Chlouber Carroll Christman Cathy Comstock Maeve Conran David Cook Ginny Corsi Jim Curtin Claude d’Estree Sue Deans Louis Diamond Mark Diamond Peter Dietze
Phil DiStefano Elizabeth Dodds Cindy Domenico Gale Dunlap Woody Eaton Michael Ehlers Steve Eisler Dorothea El Mallakh David Elm Jane Elvins George Epp Clay Evans Christina Fiflis Noah Finkelstein Nicholas Flores Peter Ford Dan Friedlander David Friedman Sam Fuqua David Getches Gene Gitin Todd Gleeson David Gloss Larry Gold Brad Goode Paul Gordon Ferd Grauer Louise Grauer Terry Greenblatt Bob Greenlee Albert Hand Rudy Harburg Lew Harvey Spense Havlick Patricia Hayes Cathy Hazouri Paul Heffron Raymond Hockedy Connie Holden Jonathan Hondorf Edie Hooton Stewart Hoover Kaye Howe Laura Hundley Paul Jerde
Richard Jessor Linda Jourgensen Joseph Juhasz Kevin Kaufman Alphonse Keasley Pablo Kjolseth Barbara Lamm Celeste Landry Liz Lane Paul Levitt Holley Long Doug Looney Mark Lowenstein Les Magee Keith Maskus Dayna Matthew Scott McCarty Pat McCullough Jane Menken Dick Miller Malinda Miller-Huey Anne Mitchell Bruce Montgomery Bob Morehouse Howie Movshovitz Joe Neguse Bob Noun Susan Osborne Robert Pane Mindy Pantiel Bal Patterson Ben Pearlman Tori Peglar Ric Porreca Paula Pesman Jerry Peterson Jared Polis Radu Popescu Michael Radelet Millie Ramos Matthew Rich Murray Richtel Becky Roser Alan Rudy Dorothy Rupert
Ami Sadler Jane Saltzman Christopher Sarson Marjorie Schaffner Paul Schauer Shelley Schlender Robert Schulzinger Matt Sebastian Lee Shainis Paul Shankman Mary Ann Shea Michael Shea Sara Sheldon Daniel Sher Kirk Siegler Beverly Silva T K Smith Philip Sneed Tim Stancliffe Pete Steinhauer Patrick Steinhauer Terrianne Steinhauer Harry Sterling Rick Stevens Ron Stewart Bobby Stuckey Stein Sture Jim Symons Clint Talbott John Tayer Della Temple Jeannie Thompson Carl Tintsman Faye Tofill Paul Voakes John Voorhees Michael Warden Marianne Wesson Steph Wilenchek Travis Wilkerson Eliza Woloson Peggy Wrenn Bob Yates
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Live Web Streaming will be available for select CWA events
@ www.colorado.edu/cwa PHOTOGRAPHY AND RECORDING • No filming or recording devices are allowed at CWA sessions. (Copies of audio recordings of most CWA sessions may be obtained from Tapes Again in UMC 245 and at www.tapesagain.com) • No still photography is permitted at artistic performances. At panels and speeches, members of the press are asked to please limit still photography to the first ten minutes of the sessions.
This program was accurate at press time. The schedule will be updated online daily at www.colorado.edu/cwa (see the "schedule" page). To receive updates by email once a day during Conference week, join the CWA fans e-list by clicking on the "Sign Up Now!" button on our website: www.colorado.edu/cwa Changes will also be posted outside the UMC Ballroom during Conference week. 10
The extraordinary atmosphere at the Conference is due to the goodwill and generous spirit of the Boulder community. Thank you to CWA audience members for the respect and kindness you extend to our participants and local volunteers every year. GENERAL SEATING
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• Entry to sessions is on a first-come, first-served basis. This means you should arrive at sessions with fellow Conference-goers, since you will not be able to save seats for each other.
• CWA volunteers will be on hand to welcome you and ensure that sessions remain safe and as accessible as possible. They are trained to observe room capacities designated by fire code and will close access to sessions when they are full. Thank you in advance for extending understanding to these dedicated volunteers. STUDENT PRIORITY SEATING
• Students are granted priority entry. At select sessions, two waiting lines will be formed: the right line for students, and the left for community members. The student line will enter the venue first. JAZZ CONCERT ASSIGNED SEATING • Because of the enormous popularity of the jazz concert and safety concerns, advance seating will be assigned electronically to only that event. As previously announced through local newspapers and advertising, instructions on how to obtain jazz concert tickets will be sent to the CWA Fans e-list. In order to receive those instructions, a request to subscribe to the e-list must be received by 5 p.m. on Monday, March 29. A request to subscribe to the e-list is done by clicking the "Sign Up Now!" button at www.colorado.edu/cwa Instructions on how to obtain jazz concert tickets will be sent to the CWA Fans e-list on March 30. There is a service charge of $1 per ticket to cover the ticketing agent's administrative fees, but the jazz concert remains free and open to the public. Doors will open at 7:30 ONLY to those with assigned seating. OTHER • In recognition of their dedication to the CWA, a section of seating is reserved for CWA participants and committee members at just a few select events, such as the keynote address and jazz concert. • As arranged prior to press time, seats may be reserved for students who are required by their professor to attend a select session.
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JUST FOR CU STUDENTS:
FREE STUDENT BRUNCH
Monday, April 5, 10:30 am, Norlin Quad FREE breakfast burritos with student ID
Enjoy a meal with this year’s Conference guests! Following the brunch, join the traditional procession through the avenue of international flags, into Macky Auditorium for the opening keynote address:
Lieutenant Colonel Isaiah “Ike” Wilson
“RETHINKING AMERICAN POWER” The CWA Students are very grateful for support and funding received from: The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Arts & Sciences Student Government Arts & Sciences Representative Counsel The Herd
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Each day, we’ll send you a bulletin of all notifications regarding panels including venue changes.
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Sunday, April 4, 2010 April, 2010
4:00-6:00 Muenzinger Auditorium 0831 UNINTERRUPTUS Aguirre, the Wrath of God 35mm Screening Co-sponsored by the International Film Series
Monday, April 5, 2010 8:30-9:00 KGNU 88.5 FM/1390 AM 1001 RADIO BROADCAST A Public Affair Why Aguirre, the Wrath of God Jim Emerson Moderator: Sam Fuqua 9:00-9:50 Visual Arts Complex 1B20 1101 FILM SCREENING Plastic Bag Ramin Bahrani Moderator: Patti Bruck 9:00-10:20 UMC Center Ballroom 1111 What I Do for Science Naomi Oreskes Doug Ray Seth Shostak Fintan Steele Moderator: Woody Eaton 9:00-10:20 UMC East Ballroom 1112 China’s Balancing Act Mel Gurtov Charles Jess Henry Levine Moderator: Sara Sheldon
9:00-10:20 Macky Auditorium 1113 Political Pundits: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Gordon Adams Robert Kaufman Jurek Martin Terrence McNally Moderator: Suzy Ageton 9:00-10:20 Grusin Music Hall 1114 Slip Slidin’ Away: Music Careers Rony Barrak Charlie Bisharat Oscar Castro-Neves Nestor Torres Moderator: Dorothy Rupert 9:00-10:20 UMC West Ballroom 1115 Mentoring Matters Clare Giesen Laura Simms Benjamin Skinner Michael Stoff Moderator: Sue Baer 9:00-10:20 UMC 235 1116 Indigenous Values Gerald Murray Kavita Ramdas Tjupurru Sanho Tree Moderator: Paul Shankman
9:00-10:20 Old Main Chapel 1117 New Tools, Old Traditions: A Renaissance in Journalism Robert Dreyfuss Lou Dubose Robert George Moderator: Malinda Miller-Huey 9:00-10:20 Wolf Law Wittemyer Courtroom 1118 War as a Persistent Phenomenon Josh Rushing Stuart Schoffman Susan Shaer Peter Weiss Moderator: David Getches 11:30-12:20 Macky Auditorium 1350A KEYNOTE Rethinking American Power Ike Wilson Moderator: Bruce Benson 12:30-1:50 Grusin Music Hall 1461 Hollywood Eats Its Young Chaz Ebert Howard Schultz Tom Shadyac Fintan Steele Moderator: Pat Chlouber
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Monday, April 5, 2010 1:00-1:50 Macky Auditorium 1500A NCAR/UCAR 50TH ANNIVERSARY LECTURE Communicating Climate Science: Why Is This So Hard? Naomi Oreskes Moderator: Rick Anthes 1:00-2:20 UMC Center Ballroom 1511 The Slippery Slope of Rationing Healthcare Paul Hochfeld John Hockenberry Ruth Oratz Moderator: Louis Diamond 1:00-2:20 UMC West Ballroom 1514 Goodbye to the Decade From Hell David Bender Val Koromzay Mark Schapiro Michael Stoff Moderator: Cathy Hazouri
1:00-2:20 Old Main Chapel 1515 Real Reel Characters Ramin Bahrani Michael Fink Terrence McNally Tina Packer Moderator: Paul Gordon 1:00-2:20 UMC East Ballroom 1516 Displaced: Port-au-Prince and New Orleans Arturo Ardila-Gómez Lillian Boutté Gerald Murray Benjamin Skinner Moderator: Stewart Hoover 2:00-2:50 UMC 235 1601 ARIA The Didgeribone Tjupurru Moderator: Kwasi Ampene 3:00-3:50 Macky Auditorium 1700A PLENARY Traveling on Foot Werner Herzog Moderator: Daniel Sher
3:00-4:20 Eaton Humanities 1B50 1711 Teaching Empathy Roxanne Cason Achim Köddermann Elizabeth Lozano Laura Simms Moderator: Linda Jourgensen 3:00-4:20 UMC 235 1712 Too Big to Fail: Automobiles, Banks, Countries Patrick Boel Charles Dusseau Henry Levine Moderator: Frank Bruno 3:00-4:20 UMC West Ballroom 1713 Modern Day Hypocrisies: Hybrid Hummers, Low Carb Bagels and Smart Bombs Lorelei Kelly Daniel Odescalchi Ruth Oratz Howard Schultz Moderator: Dan Friedlander 3:00-4:20 UMC East Ballroom 1714 Tweeting the Conference: A Demonstration Dave Grusin Andy Ihnatko Kirsten Sanford Moderator: Peter Berntsen
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Monday, April 5, 2010 3:00-4:20 Chemistry 140 1715 Food Porn: Out of the Kitchen and Onto the Couch Andrew Kassoy Julia Sweeney Sanho Tree Moderator: Bobby Stuckey
4:00-6:00 Macky Auditorium 1831 INTERRUPTUS I Aguirre, the Wrath of God Ramin Bahrani Roger Ebert Jim Emerson Werner Herzog
3:00-4:20 Old Main Chapel 1716 Women in Politics: Forward, Backward, Sideways Clare Giesen Judith Morrison Susan Shaer Cora Weiss Moderator: Patricia Hayes
4:30-5:50 Eaton Humanities 1B50 1861 All the News That’s Fit to Tweet Gordon Adams Dan Gillmor Malou Innocent Sarah Rich Moderator: Rick Stevens
3:00-4:20 UMC Center Ballroom 1717 A Patriotic Case for a Newspaper Bailout Dan Gillmor Jay Harris John Hockenberry Jurek Martin Moderator: Allen Carmichael
4:30-5:50 Old Main Chapel 1862 Storytelling: A Pathway to Peace Noa Baum Laura Simms Liz Weir Moderator: Howard Bernstein
3:00-4:20 Duane Physics G1B30 1718 Iran: Casting a Long Shadow in the Neighborhood Robert Dreyfuss Mel Gurtov Malou Innocent Moderator: Mark Loewenstein 4:00-5:20 Visual Arts Complex 1B20 1811 I Never Let My Schooling Interfere With My Education Tom Dark Charles Jess Eric Selbin Shodekeh Moderator: Mindy Pantiel
4:30-5:50 Chemistry 140 1865 Mass Transit: Mass Delusion or the Way of the Future Maria Alovert Arturo Ardila-Gómez Erika Wagner Moderator: David Cook 4:30-5:50 UMC Center Ballroom 1866 Democrats: The Winter of Our Discontent David Bender Chip Berlet Lewis Simons Moderator: Bob Morehouse 4:30-5:50 UMC West Ballroom 1867 As California Goes, So Goes the Nation Lou Dubose Don Grusin Jay Harris Troy Senik Moderator: Paul Levitt
4:30-5:50 UMC 235 1863 The Ethics of War Judith Armatta Robert Kaufman Rachel Kleinfeld Adil Shamoo Moderator: Jared Polis 4:30-5:50 UMC East Ballroom 1864 Downwardly Mobile: The Middle Class Ain’t What It Used to Be Charlie Bisharat Molly Day Andy Ihnatko Janine Wedel Moderator: T K Smith
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Tuesday, April 6, 2010 8:30-9:00 KGNU 88.5 FM/1390 AM 2001 RADIO BROADCAST How on Earth Burning Issues in Science Kirsten Sanford Moderator: Shelley Schlender 9:00-10:20 UMC Center Ballroom 2111 My Obsession Lillian Boutté Werner Herzog Julia Sweeney Moderator: Ernesto Acevedo-Muñoz 9:00-10:20 Eaton Humanities 1B50 2112 Corporate Citizenship Molly Day Jay Harris Barbara Ibrahim Andrew Kassoy Moderator: Roger Bohart 9:30-10:50 UMC East Ballroom 2161 America: The Fat Lady Has Sung Robert Dreyfuss Jurek Martin Daniel Odescalchi Lewis Simons Moderator: Peter Braun 9:30-10:50 ATLAS Black Box 2162 Underestimating TV: The Boob Tube in the 21st Century David Bender Michael Fink Howard Schultz Moderator: Rudy Harburg
9:30-10:50 Wolf Law Wittemyer Courtroom 2163 International Law: Who’s on Board Judith Armatta Patrick Boel Val Koromzay Mark Schapiro Moderator: Anne Mitchell 9:30-10:50 Old Main Chapel 2164 The Truth About Energy Policy Maria Alovert Clare Giesen Doug Ray Moderator: Marjorie Baumert 9:30-10:50 UMC West Ballroom 2165 Human Trafficking: The Price of a Life Gerald Murray Kavita Ramdas Laura Simms Benjamin Skinner Moderator: Jeannie Thompson 9:30-10:50 UMC 235 2166 Ike Was Right: Taming the Military-Industrial Complex Gordon Adams Lorelei Kelly Troy Senik Moderator: Ric Porreca 10:00-11:20 Boulder High School 2211 Medical Marijuana: Opening the Door Margot Adler Robert Kaufman Ruth Oratz Sanho Tree
10:30-11:50 Grusin Music Hall 2261 Cringe Humor From Shakespeare to Family Guy Robert George Tina Packer Tom Shadyac Julia Sweeney Moderator: Carroll Christman 11:00-11:50 UMC Center Ballroom 2300A PLENARY Swimming Against the Current Jim Hightower Moderator: John Voorhees 11:00-12:20 UMC 235 2311 Greening the Economy: A Cost-Benefit Analysis Jaycie Chitwood Mark Schapiro Fintan Steele Moderator: Scott McCarty 11:00-12:20 ATLAS Black Box 2312 The Lost Art of Reading Tom Dark Sarah Rich Stuart Schoffman Moderator: Mary Ann Shea 11:00-12:20 UMC West Ballroom 2313 Truthiness and the Sliding Scale of Reality Dan Gillmor Terrence McNally Howard Schultz Janine Wedel Moderator: Steve Eisler 11:00-12:20 UMC East Ballroom 2314 Latin America and Its Discontents Arturo Ardila-Gómez Elizabeth Lozano Judith Morrison Eric Selbin Moderator: Carew Boulding
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Tuesday, April 6, 2010 11:00-12:20 Old Main Chapel 2315 Exile and Dissent Barbara Ibrahim Saad Ibrahim Charles Jess Adil Shamoo Moderator: Barbara Lamm 12:30-1:20 ATLAS Black Box 2451 ARTFUL DUET My Shakespeare Gordon Adams Tina Packer Moderator: Jim Symons 12:30-1:50 Old Main Chapel 2461 Crisis du Jour Mel Gurtov Paul Hochfeld Malou Innocent Benjamin Skinner Moderator: Michael Warden 12:30-1:50 UMC West Ballroom 2463 Social Innovation: Millennials Engage Molly Day Andrew Kassoy Rachel Kleinfeld Sarah Rich Moderator: Eliza Woloson 12:30-1:50 UMC 235 2465 Keeping Up With... Why We Care About Ray J and The Jersey Shore Terrence McNally Howard Schultz Shodekeh Moderator: Christopher Sarson
12:30-1:50 UMC Center Ballroom 2466 Possession and Transformation: The Myth of Vampires, the Practice of Vodou Margot Adler Werner Herzog Gerald Murray Moderator: Howie Movshovitz 12:30-1:50 UMC East Ballroom 2467 Iraq: Sink or Swim Daniel Odeschalchi Josh Rushing Adil Shamoo Moderator: Kaye Howe 1:30-2:50 Boulder High School 2561 Obama and the Politics of Paralysis David Bender Lou Dubose Robert George Susan Shaer 2:00-3:20 UMC West Ballroom 2611 International Relations Through the Eyes of Women Noa Baum Kavita Ramdas Cora Weiss Moderator: Ami Sadler 2:00-3:20 UMC Center Ballroom 2612 Progressives Getting Their Groove Back Chip Berlet Jim Hightower John Hockenberry Lorelei Kelly Moderator: Bruce Montgomery
62nd 2:00-3:20 Old Main Chapel 2613 Why We Still Go to the Movies Jim Emerson Michael Fink Seth Shostak Moderator: Lew Harvey
2:00-3:20 UMC East Ballroom 2614 Saving the Nation With Math and Science Maria Alovert Kirsten Sanford Erika Wagner Moderator: Richard Byyny 2:00-3:20 ATLAS Black Box 2615 Engaging Enemies: Non-violent Communication Judith Armatta Mel Gurtov Liz Weir Peter Weiss Moderator: Cathy Comstock 2:00-3:20 UMC 235 2616 Immigration: The Eternal, Perpetual, Everlasting Controversy Charles Dusseau Judith Morrison Daniel Odescalchi Ike Wilson Moderator: Lee Shainis 3:30-4:50 Duane Physics G1B20 2761 War on Science Lou Dubose Kyle Pruett Seth Shostak Erika Wagner Moderator: Noah Finkelstein
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Tuesday, April 6, 2010 3:30-4:50 ATLAS Black Box 2762 Your BA Is Just BS Andy Ihnatko Tom Shadyac Michael Stoff Janine Wedel Moderator: Tim Stancliffe 3:30-4:50 UMC West Ballroom 2763 Philanthrocapitalism Roxanne Cason Molly Day Chaz Ebert Kavita Ramdas Moderator: Gene Gitin 3:30-4:50 UMC 235 2764 Worshipping Athletes: The Loss of Rational Thinking Malou Innocent Jurek Martin Terrence McNally Bill Reinert Moderator: Doug Looney 3:30-4:50 UMC East Ballroom 2765 I Google Stalked You: The End of the Blind Date Andrew Kassoy Sarah Rich Shodekeh Moderator: Christina Fiflis 3:30-4:50 UMC Center Ballroom 2766 Do Tell: Gays in the Military Josh Rushing Sanho Tree Ike Wilson Moderator: Michael Radelet
3:30-4:50 Old Main Chapel 2767 Obama’s Foreign Policy: Promise vs. Performance Robert Kaufman Henry Levine Troy Senik Lewis Simons Moderator: Michael Shea 4:00-6:00 Macky Auditorium 2831 INTERRUPTUS II Aguirre, the Wrath of God Ramin Bahrani Roger Ebert Jim Emerson Werner Herzog 5:00-5:50 UMC Center Ballroom 2900A HOWARD HIGMAN MEMORIAL PLENARY Everything You Know Is Wrong Bill Reinert Moderator: Phil DiStefano 5:00-5:50 UMC 235 2902 STORYTELLING From Glen to Glen: Tales From Ireland and Beyond Liz Weir Moderator: Pat McCullough 6:00-7:00 KGNU 88.5 FM/1390 AM 2903 RADIO BROADCAST Hemispheres Egypt and Palestine Saad Ibrahim Rachel Kleinfeld Moderator: Joseph Juhasz
62nd 8:00-10:00 Macky Auditorium 2941 JAZZ CONCERT Justo Almario Bijoux Barbosa Rony Barrak Charlie Bisharat Lillian Boutté Oscar Castro-Neves Brad Goode Dave Grusin Don Grusin Mike Marlier Shodekeh Tjupurru Nestor Torres Introduction: Todd Gleeson
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Wednesday, April 7, 2010 8:30-9:20 UMC 235 3001 LIVE RADIO BROADCAST KGNU 88.5 FM/1390 AM A Public Affair Tempests in the Tea Party David Bender Chip Berlet Daniel Odescalchi Moderator: Maeve Conran 9:00-10:20 UMC West Ballroom 3111 SuperGeeks Changing the World Dan Gillmor Barbara Ibrahim Andy Ihnatko Rachel Kleinfeld Moderator: Peter Behrendt 9:00-10:20 UMC Center Ballroom 3112 My Terrorist, Your Freedom Fighter Robert Dreyfuss Eric Selbin Lewis Simons Ike Wilson Moderator: John Tayer 9:00-10:20 UMC Aspen Room 3114 A Woman’s Worth Judith Armatta Molly Day Clare Giesen Tina Packer Moderator: Elizabeth Dodds 9:00-10:20 UMC East Ballroom 3116 (De)Globalization Patrick Boel Malou Innocent Mark Schapiro Troy Senik Moderator: Paul Heffron
9:00-10:20 Old Main Chapel 3117 Medical Research: First, Do No Harm Ruth Oratz Kyle Pruett Adil Shamoo Moderator: Raymond Hockedy
11:00-12:20 Old Main Chapel 3315 The Brain vs. the Mind Roxanne Cason Achim Köddermann Kirsten Sanford Fintan Steele Moderator: Robert Pane
10:00-11:20 Macky Auditorium 3211 Peak Oil Andrew Kassoy Bill Reinert Seth Shostak Moderator: Peter Dietze
11:30-12:50 UMC Center Ballroom 3361 Out of this World: Is Music Solely a Terrestrial Art? Lillian Boutté Dave Grusin Seth Shostak Moderator: Tori Peglar
10:30-11:20 UMC Center Ballroom 3250A PLENARY The HomeBrew Health Club Esther Dyson Moderator: Bob Yates
11:30-12:50 Macky Auditorium 3362 The Future of Food Jim Hightower Terrence McNally Sarah Rich Mark Schapiro Moderator: Edie Hooton
10:30-11:50 UMC East Ballroom 3261 Writing–the Process Tom Dark Stuart Schoffman Michael Stoff Janine Wedel Moderator: Clay Evans 11:00-12:20 UMC West Ballroom 3311 Teachings of Our Fathers, Wisdom of Our Mothers Justo Almario Saad Ibrahim Ruth Oratz Kyle Pruett Moderator: Jane Elvins 11:00-12:20 UMC 235 3312 “You Lie”: The Erosion of Civility David Bender Robert George Jay Harris Moderator: Jane Brautigam
12:00-1:20 UMC East Ballroom 3411 India vs. China: The Battle for the Century Mel Gurtov Robert Kaufman Henry Levine Lewis Simons Moderator: Celeste Landry 12:30-1:50 Old Main Chapel 3461 Time, Memory and Landscape Saad Ibrahim Stuart Schoffman Eric Selbin Liz Weir Moderator: Clint Talbott 1:00-1:50 UMC 235 3501 ARIA 2000 Years of Visual Effects Michael Fink Moderator: John Bennett 19
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Wednesday, April 7, 2010 1:00-2:20 ATLAS Black Box 3511 Hip-Hop, Be-Bop, Flip-Flop: The Political Role of Poetry and Music Gordon Adams Justo Almario Tina Packer Shodekeh Moderator: David Gloss 1:00-2:20 Macky Auditorium 3512 Intuition, Technology and Communication Esther Dyson Chaz Ebert Roger Ebert Andy Ihnatko Moderator: David Braddock 1:00-2:20 UMC West Ballroom 3513 Science for Sale Maria Alovert Jaycie Chitwood Adil Shamoo Erika Wagner Moderator: Jerry Peterson 1:00-2:20 UMC Center Ballroom 3515 Shadow Elite: Todayâ€™s New Power Brokers Malou Innocent Andrew Kassoy Sanho Tree Janine Wedel Moderator: Richard Jessor 1:30-2:50 UMC East Ballroom 3561 Bankers, Bullies, Bastards, Bonuses Lou Dubose Jay Harris Jurek Martin Moderator: Nicholas Flores
2:00-2:50 Old Main Chapel 3601 ARTFUL TRIO Middle Eastern Tales and Tunes Rony Barrak Noa Baum Charlie Bisharat Moderator: Bal Patterson 2:00-4:20 Eaton Humanities 1B50 3631 FILM SCREENING Goodbye Solo Introduction by Ramin Bahrani Moderator: Pablo Kjolseth 2:30-3:50 Macky Auditorium 3661 The Cost of Filmmaking Ramin Bahrani Michael Fink Dave Grusin Tom Shadyac Moderator: Travis Wilkerson 2:30-3:50 UMC West Ballroom 3662 Monogamy, Polyamory and Everything in Between Val Koromzay Howard Schultz Fintan Steele Janine Wedel Moderator: Steph Wilenchek 3:00-3:50 UMC Center Ballroom 3700A PLENARY Understanding the New Arab World Shafeeq Ghabra Moderator: Dorothea El Mallakh
3:00-3:30 KGNU 88.5 FM/1390 AM 3701 RADIO BROADCAST Metro Arts Colombian Dreams in America Justo Almario Elizabeth Lozano
3:00-4:20 Duane Physics G1B30 3711 The Challenge of Renewable Energy Maria Alovert Jaycie Chitwood Charles Jess Doug Ray Moderator: Bob Noun 3:00-4:20 UMC East Ballroom 3714 Grassroots Development: Power to the People Barbara Ibrahim Judith Morrison Gerald Murray Kavita Ramdas Moderator: Terry Greenblatt 3:00-4:20 ATLAS 100 3715 Eating Ourselves to Death Gordon Adams Paul Hochfeld Daniel Odescalchi Ruth Oratz Moderator: Becky Roser 3:00-4:20 UMC 235 3716 21st Century Governance With an 18th Century Constitution Margot Adler Robert Kaufman Michael Stoff Peter Weiss Moderator: Marianne Wesson 3:00-4:20 Chemistry 140 3717 Empty Space: Rockets to Nowhere Esther Dyson Kirsten Sanford Seth Shostak Erika Wagner Moderator: Jonathan Hondorf
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Wednesday, April 7, 2010 3:00-4:20 Old Main Chapel 3718 Friendship–From Internet to Intimate Andy Ihnatko Susan Shaer Benjamin Skinner Tjupurru Moderator: Claude d’Estree 4:00-5:20 UMC Center Ballroom 3811 21st Century Parenting John Hockenberry Lorelei Kelly Kyle Pruett Julia Sweeney Moderator: Susan Osborne 4:00-6:00 Macky Auditorium 3831 INTERRUPTUS III Aguirre, the Wrath of God Ramin Bahrani Roger Ebert Jim Emerson
4:30-5:20 ATLAS 100 3852 STORYTELLING Rejoice, Regardless Laura Simms Moderator: Ferd Grauer 4:30-5:50 UMC 235 3861 Playing 2nd Fiddle: The Art of Accompaniment Charlie Bisharat Lillian Boutté Oscar Castro-Neves Dave Grusin Moderator: Mark Diamond 4:30-5:50 Visual Arts Complex 1B20 3862 Drawing the Line: Compassionate Journalism or Voyeurism Robert Dreyfuss Dan Gillmor Josh Rushing Stuart Schoffman Moderator: Paul Voakes
4:30-5:50 UMC East Ballroom 3863 Peacemaking Redefined Noa Baum Shafeeq Ghabra Henry Levine Cora Weiss Moderator: Dean Reed Peace Prize Winner 4:30-5:50 UMC West Ballroom 3864 Metrofitting the City Arturo Ardila-Gómez Patrick Boel Charles Dusseau Sarah Rich Moderator: Louise Grauer 4:30-5:50 Old Main Chapel 3865 Microfinance: Closing the Poverty Gap Roxanne Cason Don Grusin Rachel Kleinfeld Judith Morrison Moderator: Connie Holden
The Conference on World Affairs Athenaeum The World Affairs Athenaeum is a year-round student symposium that allows students to interact with world class visitors in both formal and informal settings. Unlike typical one-day speaker programs, Athenaeum guests are involved in extended visits, giving undergraduates multiple opportunities to interact with them. An Athenaeum program typically includes classroom visits, symposia, a catered student dinner and a public lecture. Athenaeum visitors have included:
Patch Adams John Cameron Mitchell Daniel Dennett Joseph Cirincione Eve Ensler Susan Faludi Gary Hart Werner Herzog Adam Hochschild Kay Redfield Jamison Terry Jones Judith Kipper Francis Lappé Tim Long
Deirdre McCloskey Chris Meloni Derek Nash Stephen Okazaki Randy Olson Sister Helen Prejean Jed Purdy Godfrey Reggio Rick Reilly Richard Rodriguez George Ryan Cliff Stoll Julia Sweeney Christopher Trumbo
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Thursday, April 8, 2010 8:30-9:30 KGNU 88.5 FM/1390 AM 4001 RADIO BROADCAST A Public Affair Health Care Paul Hochfeld Adil Shamoo 9:00-10:20 UMC West Ballroom 4111 Universal Declaration of Human Rights: Time for a Facelift Saad Ibrahim Mark Schapiro Sanho Tree Cora Weiss Moderator: Carl Tintsman 9:00-10:20 Eaton Humanities 1B50 4112 Stagnation Nation: Why Washington Can’t Make Anything Happen Chip Berlet Clare Giesen Robert Kaufman Jurek Martin Moderator: Dick Miller 9:00-10:20 Macky Auditorium 4113 Beck, Hannity, Limbaugh and O’Reilly: The Four Horses of the Apocalypse Robert Dreyfuss Lou Dubose Jim Emerson Robert George Moderator: Kirk Siegler 9:00-10:20 Old Main Chapel 4114 Reinventing the Great American Story Ramin Bahrani Jim Hightower Tina Packer Laura Simms Moderator: Philip Sneed
9:00-10:20 UMC Center Ballroom 4115 Start-up America: Innovating to Compete Esther Dyson Andrew Kassoy Rachel Kleinfeld Erika Wagner Moderator: Jim Curtin 9:30-10:50 ATLAS Black Box 4161 Social Change: Truth Spoken Through the Arts Don Grusin Sarah Rich Tom Shadyac Tjupurru Moderator: Laura Hundley 9:30-10:50 UMC 235 4162 Faith or Falsifiability: Religion and Science Andy Ihnatko Achim Köddermann Fintan Steele Julia Sweeney Moderator: Peter Ford 9:30-10:50 UMC East Ballroom 4164 Afro-Caribbean Ethnic Identity Justo Almario Oscar Castro-Neves Elizabeth Lozano Judith Morrison Moderator: Jane Menken 10:00-11:20 Boulder High School 4211 China Owns the U.S. Mel Gurtov Henry Levine Troy Senik Lewis Simons
10:30-11:50 Macky Auditorium 4261 Political Courage: Standing for Something Besides Re-election Jim Hightower Dan Odescalchi Susan Shaer Michael Stoff Moderator: David Brown 10:30-11:50 Old Main Chapel 4262 New Media Universe: The Ground Shifting Beneath Our Feet Michael Elliott Dan Gillmor Jay Harris Mark Schapiro Moderator: Matt Sebastian 11:00-12:20 UMC Center Ballroom 4311 How to Make a Bad Movie Michael Fink Stuart Schoffman Tom Shadyac Julia Sweeney Moderator: Ron Bostwick 11:00-12:20 UMC East Ballroom 4313 Pirates! Charlie Bisharat Bill Reinert Eric Selbin Liz Weir Moderator: Ron Stewart 11:00-12:20 UMC West Ballroom 4314 The Rx for Reining in Big Pharma Gordon Adams Maria Alovert Paul Hochfeld Adil Shamoo Moderator: David Elm
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Thursday, April 8, 2010 11:00-12:20 ATLAS Black Box 4315 Robots and Cyborgs: Our Human Future Achim Köddermann Kirsten Sanford Seth Shostak Erika Wagner Moderator: Holley Long 11:00-12:20 UMC 235 4316 Israel and Palestine: A Civil Conversation Robert Kaufman Rachel Kleinfeld Gerald Murray Peter Weiss Moderator: Murray Richtel 12:30-1:50 UMC Center Ballroom 4461 Health Care: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Reforum David Bender Robert George Paul Hochfeld Lewis Simons Moderator: Michael Ehlers 12:30-1:50 UMC East Ballroom 4462 Youth: Revolution, Resistance and Rebellion Margot Adler Barbara Ibrahim Eric Selbin Janine Wedel Moderator: Carol Byerly 12:30-1:50 UMC 235 4463 A Big Conversation About Racism From Blatant to Subtle Chaz Ebert Jim Emerson Elizabeth Lozano Ike Wilson Moderator: Ginny Corsi
12:30-1:50 Old Main Chapel 4465 AL SMITH MEMORIAL SESSION Nuclear Ambitions and the Doomsday Clock Mel Gurtov Jay Harris Lorelei Kelly Peter Weiss Moderator: Sue Deans 12:30-1:50 UMC West Ballroom 4466 The Case for Capitalism Gordon Adams Patrick Boel Malou Innocent Jurek Martin Moderator: Paul Jerde 1:00-2:20 Macky Auditorium 4501 Catch and Release: The Art of Fly Fishing Dave Grusin Don Grusin Jim Hightower Moderator: Pete Steinhauer 1:30-2:50 Boulder High School 4561 Neurobiology: Mars and Venus Revisited Roxanne Cason Kyle Pruett Kirsten Sanford Fintan Steele 2:00-3:20 ATLAS Black Box 4611 Corporate Storytelling Noa Baum David Bender Terrence McNally Liz Weir Moderator: Paul Bauman
2:00-3:20 UMC 235 4613 ARTFUL TRIO Beat Box Fusion Rony Barrak Shodekeh Tjupurru Moderator: Patrick Steinhauer 2:00-3:20 UMC East Ballroom 4614 Forget Haiti, Rebuild America Lillian Boutté Judith Morrison Sarah Rich Nestor Torres Moderator: Ben Pearlman 2:00-3:20 Old Main Chapel 4615 Islamophobia: Frightening Reality or Stereotyping Chip Berlet Patrick Boel Val Koromzay Lewis Simons Moderator: Had Beatty 2:00-3:20 UMC Center Ballroom 4616 Genocide by Any Other Name Judith Armatta Charles Jess Benjamin Skinner Cora Weiss Moderator: Marjorie Schaffner 2:00-3:20 UMC West Ballroom 4617 Mexican Drug War Lou Dubose Charles Dusseau Malou Innocent Sanho Tree Moderator: Matthew Rich
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Thursday, April 8, 2010 2:30-3:50 Macky Auditorium 4661 Cronkite to Stewart: The Most Trusted Newscasters in America Margot Adler Michael Elliott John Hockenberry Susan Shaer Moderator: Dave Burdick 3:30-4:50 UMC East Ballroom 4761 Happiness Is Overrated Tom Dark Stuart Schoffman Laura Simms Michael Stoff Moderator: Les Magee 3:30-4:50 UMC Center Ballroom 4762 Afghanistan: We Are at War, Are We at War Robert Dreyfuss Lorelei Kelly Josh Rushing Ike Wilson Moderator: Barry Baer 3:30-4:50 UMC West Ballroom 4763 Personalized Medicine: The Promise of Technology Ruth Oratz Adil Shamoo Fintan Steele Moderator: Larry Gold 3:30-4:50 UMC 235 4764 The Science and Politics of Climate Change Arturo Ardila-Gómez Jaycie Chitwood Doug Ray Bill Reinert Moderator: Radu Popescu
3:30-4:50 Old Man Chapel 4765 Republicans: The Wind Is at Our Backs Robert George Robert Kaufman Daniel Odescalchi Troy Senik Moderator: Paul Schauer 4:00-6:00 Macky Auditorium 4831 INTERRUPTUS IV Aguirre, the Wrath of God Roger Ebert Jim Emerson Julia Sweeney 4:00-6:00 Imig Music Rehearsal Hall 4832 Jazz Master Class Rony Barrak Charlie Bisharat Oscar Castro-Neves Dave Grusin Don Grusin Tjupurru Nestor Torres Moderator: Brad Goode 6:00-7:00 KGNU 88.5 FM/1390 AM 4901 RADIO BROADCAST Hemispheres It’s the Economy Patrick Boel Val Koromzay Daniel Odescalchi Moderators: Jim Banks Liz Lane
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Friday, April 9, 2010 8:30-9:30 KGNU 88.5 FM/1390 AM 5001 RADIO BROADCAST Connections Afghanistan Lewis Simons Ike Wilson 9:00-9:50 Visual Arts Complex 1B20 5101 ARTFUL DUET Aborigine Songlines and The Dreamtime Tjupurru Liz Weir Moderator: Beverly Silva 9:00-10:20 UMC 235 5111 Brave New Digital-Visual World Michael Fink Dan Gillmor Andy Ihnatko Seth Shostak Moderator: Cindy Domenico 9:00-10:20 UMC East Ballroom 5112 Stimulated by Crisis Chaz Ebert Andrew Kassoy Achim Köddermann Val Koromzay Moderator: Della Temple 9:00-10:20 UMC Center Ballroom 5113 The Politics of Avatar Jim Emerson Benjamin Skinner Sanho Tree Erika Wagner Moderator: Paula Pesman 9:00-10:20 Old Main Chapel 5114 What Causes Messiahs Chip Berlet Tom Dark Gerald Murray Julia Sweeney Moderator: Geri Bellino
9:00-10:20 UMC West Ballroom 5115 Climate Change: The Cost and Opportunity for Poor Nations Maria Alovert Arturo Ardila-Gómez Barbara Ibrahim Judith Morrison Moderator: Al Bartlett 9:00-10:20 Wolf Law Wittemyer Courtroom 5116 Government of, by and for Special Interests Margot Adler Charles Dusseau Paul Hochfeld Troy Senik Moderator: Harry Sterling 9:00-10:20 Macky Auditorium 5117 Fallout From Bush/Cheney Judith Armatta Robert Dreyfuss Robert George John Hockenberry Moderator: Robert Schulzinger 9:30-10:50 ATLAS Black Box 5161 A Lower Priority on Higher Education Mel Gurtov Kyle Pruett Eric Selbin Cora Weiss Moderator: Joe Neguse 10:30-11:50 Macky Auditorium 5261 The Dollar, The €uro, The ¥uan: Worldwide Currency Devaluation Patrick Boel Michael Elliott Val Koromzay Henry Levine Moderator: Adam Chase
11:00-12:20 UMC 235 5311 New Science Frontiers Doug Ray Kirsten Sanford Adil Shamoo Fintan Steele Moderator: Fiona Caruthers 11:00-12:20 UMC East Ballroom 5312 My Dog Is Smarter than Your Politician Jim Emerson Michael Fink Liz Weir Ike Wilson Moderator: Jane Saltzman 11:00-12:20 Grusin Music Hall 5313 Harmony and Rhythm in Love, Work and Play Noa Baum Charles Jess Ruth Oratz Nestor Torres Janine Wedel Moderator: Millie Ramos 11:00-12:20 UMC Center Ballroom 5315 Torture: Who, What, Why, When and Where Judith Armatta Saad Ibrahim Josh Rushing Peter Weiss Moderator: Albert Hand 11:00-12:20 ATLAS Black Box 5316 Twisted Career Paths David Bender Roxanne Cason Sarah Rich Stuart Schoffman Moderator: George Epp
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Friday, April 9, 2010 11:00-12:20 Muenzinger Auditorium 5317 The Politics of Fear Gordon Adams Malou Innocent Lorelei Kelly Troy Senik Moderator: Bob Greenlee
1:00-2:20 Old Main Chapel 5512 Modern Crusaders: Religion in the Military Chip Berlet Josh Rushing Ike Wilson Moderator: Alan Rudy
11:00-12:20 UMC West Ballroom 5318 2010 Elections: Who Has the Fire Lou Dubose Robert George Clare Giesen Moderator: David Friedman
1:00-2:20 UMC Center Ballroom 5513 Obama: From Outsider to Insider Michael Elliott Troy Senik Susan Shaer Michael Stoff Moderator: Dayna Matthew
11:00-12:20 Old Main Chapel 5319 Spirituality: What Feeds My Soul Margot Adler Rony Barrak Chip Berlet Shodekeh Moderator: Peggy Wrenn
1:00-2:20 UMC West Ballroom 5514 Green Collar Jobs: Re-energizing the Workforce Maria Alovert Charles Dusseau Doug Ray Tom Shadyac Moderator: Spense Havlick
12:00-12:50 Macky Auditorium 5400A PLENARY Comeback America: Turning the Country Around and Restoring Fiscal Responsibility David Walker Moderator: Keith Maskus
1:00-2:20 UMC 235 5515 The Art of Improv Gordon Adams Rony Barrak Shodekeh Julia Sweeney Moderator: Alphonse Keasley
1:00-2:20 UMC East Ballroom 5511 Alternative Routes to Health and Healing Paul Hochfeld Elizabeth Lozano Ruth Oratz Laura Simms Moderator: Gale Dunlap
1:00-2:20 Macky Auditorium 5516 Debt: Letting the Next Generation Clean Up Our Mess Arturo Ardila-Gómez Charles Jess Jurek Martin David Walker Moderator: Cynda Arsenault
1:30-2:20 Grusin Music Hall 5551 ARTFUL QUARTET Amor em Paz: Music of Brazil Charlie Bisharat Oscar Castro-Neves Dave Grusin Don Grusin Moderator: Terrianne Steinhauer 2:30-3:30 Macky Auditorium 5650A MOLLY IVINS FREEDOM FIGHTIN’ MEMORIAL PLENARY Where Have All the Powers Gone John Hockenberry Moderator: Stein Sture
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Gordon Adams Gordon Adams is a teacher, policy wonk, writer, and creative performer. In the teaching world he is professor of international relations at the School of International Service, American University, in Washington, D.C. For policy wonks he is known as a distinguished fellow (too old to be a senior fellow) at Washington’s Stimson Center, where he directs the Budgeting for Foreign Policy and Defense program (www.stimson.org/budgeting). He also writes a regular column for the web edition of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. His new book, with Cindy Williams, Buying National Security: How America Plans and Pays for Its Global Role and Safety at Home, was published in January 2010. It draws on his experience as the senior White House staffer for national security budgeting in the Clinton White House. He continues to be passionate about reversing the trend toward using the military as the leading edge of U.S. global engagement, working with the Obama administration and the Congress to strengthen U.S. diplomatic and development capabilities. On the creative side, Adams continues to write poetry, and he is increasingly cast on stage. He appeared in four shows in the Washington, D.C., area in the past year in the following roles: Shelly Wallach in Jules Feiffer’s The Bad Friend, Major Metcalf in Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap, Sgt. Rough in Patrick Hamilton’s Angel Street, and Froggy LeSueur in Larry Shue’s The Foreigner.
Margot Adler Many people think there are two different Margot Adlers. One is a 40-year veteran of public broadcasting, who is currently the New York correspondent for National Public Radio and a frequent voice on All Things
Considered, Morning Edition, and Weekend Edition. The other is a chronicler and spokesperson for the contemporary Wiccan and Pagan movements, the author of Drawing Down the Moon: Witches, Druids, Goddess Worshippers, and Other Pagans in America Today, and a Wiccan priestess who gives workshops in ritual and song. Shush! Don’t tell anyone. It’s the same person! Adler started in radio in 1968 as a newscaster, reporter, and later the host of three talk shows in the 1970s and 1980s. She pioneered live, free-form talk shows that dealt with spirituality, feminism, ecology, and the interface between politics, religion, and culture. She came to NPR in 1978, and her favorite stories are those that turn the world upside down and make you question everything you thought you knew. She has covered everything from the Winter Olympics to the homeless, and from human stories of 9/11 to technology and education. From 1999 to 2008, Adler hosted Justice Talking, a national radio show about law, the Constitution, and American life. Adler is also the author of Heretic’s Heart: A Journey through Spirit and Revolution, which deals with her experiences as a student at Berkeley, a participant in the Free Speech Movement, a civil rights worker in Mississippi, and an activist and journalist during the Vietnam War. She first came to the Conference on World Affairs in the late 1970s.
Justo Almario Justo Almario is a master saxophonist, a flutist, clarinetist, composer, arranger, and clinician. His style fuses jazz, South American, and other world rhythms, and has been heard on Grammy Award-winning works by Linda Ronstadt, Placido Domingo, Luis Miguel, Andrae Crouch, and Israel Lopez Cachao, as well as on the Oscar winning soundtracks from Happy Feet and Sideways. Almario’s playing has been featured on diverse projects, including Queen Latifah’s Living Out Loud, Jennifer Lopez’s HBO special Let’s Get Loud, Andy Garcia’s
The Lost City, and John Turturro’s Romance and Cigarettes. Almario has also played on various platinum and gold records and soundtracks, and was part of the Newport Jazz Festival tour in 2002. Almario was the featured soloist with the Los Angeles Master Chorale for the season opener at the Walt Disney Hall, where he later performed at the Christmas concert, Celebrar. He has performed with Patrice Rushen’s Grammy Award orchestra, Freddie Hubbard, Roy Ayers, Diane Reeves, George Duke, Sergio Mendes, Billy Higgins, Tito Puente, Machito, Dave Grusin, Ndugu Chancler, Kenny Burrell, Master P, Bebe Winans, Charles Mingus, Chaka Kahn, Herb Alpert, Bobby Shew, and many others. His career was recently celebrated by World Stage Stories, an oral history series chronicling the evolution of jazz. A native of Colombia, Almario studied at the Berklee College of Music before becoming musical director for Mongo Santamaria. He taught at the Henry Mancini Institute and has mentored inner-city youth during workshops at the World Stage. He currently teaches saxophone at the UCLA School of Music and is working on a new album.
Maria Alovert Maria "Girl Mark" Alovert is the inventor of the Appleseed biodiesel processor commonly found in small-scale biodiesel operations. This batch processor is based on a water heater, and can convert 30 to 100 gallons of vegetable oil into biodiesel in a few hours, with an equipment cost of approximately $200. Alovert's zine, Biodiesel Homebrew Guide, is in its tenth edition and is widely accepted as the definitive how-to guide for homebrew biodiesel production. Through workshops and conferences across the United States, Alovert has become a central figure in small scale (less than 50K gallons per year) biodiesel production technology, analytics, and implementation. As a grassroots activist, Alovert has de29
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Participant Prosopography veloped a following that is often at odds with "establishment" biodiesel interests. The grassroots realm is typified by small producer co-ops, small ideals-based businesses, and individuals who are making biodiesel for their personal use. Large commercial producers (greater than 5M gallons per year) are often established agricultural interests, such as Cargill or Archer Daniels Midland. Tensions between these two groups arise on subjects such as fuel quality, safety, and blending.
Arturo Ardila-Gómez Arturo Ardila-Gómez is an urban transport specialist with the World Bank in Washington, D.C. Before joining the World Bank, he was the director of the Transportation Studies Group at Los Andes University in Bogotá. Ardila-Gómez advocates sustainable solutions for cities, such as riding public transportation, walking, or biking instead of using car-based transport. He is also involved in urban transport projects in Latin America that seek to mitigate climate change. He currently works mostly on urban transport projects in Perú and Mexico. He holds a doctorate degree in urban transportation planning and a master’s degree in city planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also a civil engineer and holds a master’s degree in economics, both from Los Andes University in Bogotá. He was a Fulbright scholar. Ardila-Gómez has served as a researcher for the Center for Transportation Studies at MIT, the Research Center of the School of Engineering and the Center for Economic Development Studies, both at Los Andes University, and the SER Research Institute in Bogotá. He has consulted for the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank, as well as for the following cities: Bogotá, Cartagena, Medellín, Bucaramanga, Barranquilla, Puerto Rico, La Paz, Ciudad de Panamá, San José de Costa Rica, Managua, Ciudad de Guatemala, San Salvador, and 30
Tegucigalpa. He is the author of several peer-reviewed articles and a book, and has appeared frequently in the Colombian media and has been interviewed by CNN.
Judith Armatta Judith Armatta is a human rights lawyer and author of the forthcoming Twilight of Impunity: The War Crimes Trial of Slobodan Milosevic. Her lengthy career as a human rights activist landed her in The Hague, where she monitored and wrote nearly 300 articles on the Milosevic trial for the Coalition for International Justice (CIJ). Armatta became the on-site legal and trial expert for journalists and academics from around the world and has presented at conferences in Europe, the United States, and the Balkans. Her articles on the trial have also appeared in the Institute for War and Peace Reporting’s Tribunal Update; Monitor, a monthly magazine of political commentary published in Montenegro; the International Herald Tribune; and the Chicago Tribune. Prior to her work in The Hague, Armatta engaged in law reform for the American Bar Association’s Central and East European Law Initiative (ABA/CEELI), opening their first office in Belgrade, Serbia, in 1997 and another in Podgorica, Montenegro, in 1999. During the Kosova War, she headed a War Crimes Documentation Project among Kosovar Albanian refugees in Skopje, Macedonia. For 20 years, Armatta was a leader on issues of violence against women and children at both the grassroots and policymaking levels. While living in Oregon, she was recognized by the Oregon Women’s Commission as a Woman of Achievement and was presented the Award of Merit by the Multnomah Bar Association. She currently consults on international humanitarian, human rights, and other rule-of-law issues, most recently in the Middle East.
62nd Ramin Bahrani Born and raised in North Carolina, Ramin Bahrani is a writer and director whose first feature film, Man Push Cart (2005) won over 10 international prizes and was nominated for three Independent Spirit Awards, including best first film. In 2007 his film Chop Shop premiered at the Cannes Film Festival and then screened at Toronto and Berlin. The film won the Acura “Someone to Watch” Independent Spirit Award in 2008, and in 2009 was nominated for two Independent Spirit Awards, including best director. Roger Ebert listed Chop Shop on his best 10 of the decade list and proclaimed Bahrani as “the director of the decade.” In 2008, Bahrani’s third film, Goodbye Solo, was an official selection of the Venice Film Festival and won the FIPRESCI international critics prize for best film. Called a “near-masterpiece” by A.O. Scott of The New York Times, the film was on countless top 10 lists in 2009 and was nominated for a Gotham Award and an Independent Spirit Award in 2010. Bahrani’s latest film, a short subject titled Plastic Bag (2009), premiered at the Venice Film Festival, where Bahrani was also on the jury for best first films. The film features the voice of legendary filmmaker Werner Herzog and an original score from Kjartan Sveinsson of Sigur Rós. In early 2009, Bahrani received a Guggenheim Fellowship and was the subject of several international retrospectives, at the MoMA in New York City, Harvard University, and the La Rochelle Film Festival in France. Bahrani is currently preparing his new film, a period Western to be shot in late 2010.
Rony Barrak Born in Lebanon in 1971, Rony Barrak began playing the darbouka (Middle Eastern tabla) at the age of four. When he was 17,
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Participant Prosopography Barrak won a gold medal in a televised competition for young musicians in Lebanon and the Middle East. In 1990, he moved to London, where he studied orchestral percussion and drum kit at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He later taught Middle Eastern percussion at Trinity College of Music. Barrak has recorded and performed with many great musicians, including Sarah Brightman, Dave Grusin, Don Grusin, Patrick Leonard, Vanessa Mae, Bond, Jaz Coleman, Fairuz, Ziad Rahbani, Talvin Singh, Richard Galliano, Art Lande, Nelson Rangel, Alex Acuna, Ibraham Loberial, Derek Nash, Justo Almario, Oscar Castro-Neves, Antonio Forcione, and Arnie Roth. His latest album, Darbouka City, was released in 2009. Barrak is a versatile percussionist, blending eastern and western flavors. In addition to the darbouka, he utilizes djembes, cajons, bongos, udus, clay pots, cymbals, parts of a drum kit, and even car parts. His work has been featured in the Symphonic Game Music Concerts, as well as PLAY!, a video game symphony. Classical music remains Barrak’s first love, however, and it provides the basic framework, technique, and musical grammar for most of his work. He has performed with several orchestras, including the London Philharmonic, the Chicagoland Pops, and the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic. In 2009, he performed with the Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra a world premiere of his composition Beirut Sensations. Barrak has participated in the Conference on World Affairs yearly since 2003.
Noa Baum Noa Baum is a professional storyteller, educator, and workshop facilitator, who was born and raised in Jerusalem. She focuses on her craft’s power to heal across the divides of identity, to foster collaboration, and to build bridges of understanding and compassion. In her one-woman show A Land Twice Promised, Baum reenacts her heartfelt dialogue with a Palestinian woman, illu-
minating the complex and contradictory history and emotions surrounding Jerusalem for Israelis and Palestinians alike. Baum trained in theater at Tel Aviv University and was an actress with the Khan Repertory Theater of Jerusalem. She studied with the acclaimed Uta Hagen in New York City and received an MA in theater-ineducation from New York University. Since 1982, she has been telling stories and leading workshops for children and adults internationally. Baum works with a wide spectrum of populations, including Head Start programs, schools, universities, homeless shelters, congregations and churches, businesses, nonprofits, and government agencies. She has presented at the World Bank, the U.S. Department of Defense, the Kennedy Center, the Mayo Clinic for Humanities in Medicine, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the Fabula Festival in Sweden, Hebrew University in Jerusalem, George Washington University Law School, Brandeis University, and Stanford University. She was awarded a Parents’ Choice Recommended Award and Individual Artist Award from the Maryland State Arts Council and the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County. Baum has lived in the United States since 1990 and is a member of the National Storytelling Network.
David Bender David Bender is an activist, author, and broadcaster. He currently cohosts the nationally syndicated radio program Ring of Fire, with Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Mike Papantonio. Citing Bender’s more than 30 years of experience in politics, government, and entertainment, John F. Kennedy Jr. chose him as George magazine’s first West Coast contributing editor. Bender’s political activism began when he was 12. He took a “leave of absence” from the seventh grade to volunteer fulltime in Senator Robert F. Kennedy’s presidential campaign. As a high school reporter, Bender covered the presidential campaigns of Richard Nixon, George McGovern, and
Hubert Humphrey. Later, he became a key aide to Allard K. Lowenstein, former New York congressman and activist in the civil rights and anti-Vietnam War movements. In 2003, Bender was a senior advisor in Vermont Governor Howard Dean’s presidential campaign. He subsequently joined Air America Radio and hosted Politically Direct with David Bender. Bender was also Rachel Maddow’s “political guru,” appearing regularly on her show on Air America. Bender has worked in the television and music industries, as a senior executive in musician Stephen Stills’ production company, and as vice president of Roseanne Barr and Tom Arnold’s television production unit. He also served as the Democratic National Committee’s liaison to the entertainment industry. Author or coauthor of four books, including Stand and Be Counted, a chronicle of artist activism in the music industry, written with musician David Crosby, Bender scripted and coproduced a four-hour documentary of the same name that aired on The Learning Channel.
Chip Berlet Chip Berlet, senior analyst at Political Research Associates, coauthored Right-Wing Populism in America: Too Close for Comfort. He is quoted widely, criticizing the 2009 anti-Obama tea party and town hall populist protests as ultraconservative conspiracy mongering and appearing on Fresh Air with Terry Gross, Democracy Now with Amy Goodman, and 30 other radio programs. He fears a 2012 Sarah Palin-Lou Dobbs Republican presidential ticket. Berlet has received awards for his work on behalf of human rights and against racism and bigotry. A progressive Christian, Berlet contributed to the recent book Dispatches from the Religious Left. He is currently researching anti-Semitism and Islamophobia in the United States. Although he is an Eagle Scout and angler, Berlet’s critics call him a Stalinist, a CIA agent, a “sewer creature,” and a “slimy character 31
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Participant Prosopography assassin.” Berlet claims the first two are defamatory, but the last two are protected by the First Amendment. He is a vice-president of the Defending Dissent Foundation and an ACLU member. Berlet participated in the 1960s civil rights movement and was arrested in a nonviolent protest against the war in Vietnam. He served on the board of the Underground Press Syndicate and was Washington Correspondent for High Times magazine. Today, Berlet writes scholarly articles on right-wing social movements including coauthoring the Encyclopedia Judaica’s Neo-Nazism entry. Berlet’s byline appears in scores of publications, including The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Progressive, and Amnesty Now. He has appeared on ABC’s Nightline, The Today Show, NPR’s All Things Considered, and many other radio and television programs.
Charlie Bisharat While you might not recognize the name, you most likely would instantly identify the violin artistry of Charlie Bisharat. His work can be heard on the albums of such pop artists as Alanis Morissette, The Rolling Stones, Jane’s Addiction, and Aerosmith, as well as on the albums of jazz and world music artists Strunz & Farah, Don Grusin, and Oscar Castro-Neves. He played on the soundtracks of Swordfish, Texas Rangers, and Steal Big Steal Little, and performed on-screen in Austin Powers Gold Member, The Drew Carey Show, and Friends. A Grammy Award-winning performer, Bisharat has toured the world with jazz and new age groups as varied as Shadowfax, Kitaro, Yanni, and John Tesh. He has recently performed in Costa Rica, Spain, Abu Dhabi, Jordan, Switzerland, and Brazil. His range of styles has led him from pop to jazz to classical, where he is often heard subbing with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra and the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. The wide array of his skills is best exemplified on his own recording Along the 32
Amazon an all-star album featuring some of jazz and pop’s greatest artists. His works for small ensembles range from the original opus Lying In Wait to string arrangements for rock guitarist Andy Summers of The Police. Bisharat was born and raised in Los Angeles. In addition to keeping a busy recording schedule, he has appeared as a guest speaker at the Henry Mancini Institute, and often assists Yamaha Music Education programs, both in the United States and abroad. A published author as well, Bisharat has written and recorded a jazz improvisational book and CD, Beyond Classical Violin.
Patrick Boel Patrick Boel is an advisor and partner for companies, nonprofit organizations, and public institutions, focusing on strategy and policy issues in urban renewal. In his work, he aims to be inspiring, analytical, persevering, caring, and reliable. “Leadership with compassion” is the motto for this stage in his life. Boel began his career in 1978 as a city planner in urban rehabilitation, and has more than 20 years of experience as an advocacy planner and business consultant. Working in Western and Central Europe, Russia, and the Caucasus, he also has gained broad international experience as an entrepreneur, manager, trainer, developer, and director. Age and experience enable him to see complex situations in a broad context in order to get to the core issues. Since 2008, Boel has worked in urban development, with its wide range of conflicting interests and long-term development processes. He assists local governments and housing corporations with the management of multi-dimensional cooperation and chaos planning. Observing the many inconsistencies and structural shortcomings that have recently become apparent in our economic, political, and moral systems, Boel endorses new guiding principles and values for our leadership. At present he is working on the pro-
motion and support of economic and business development in Delfshaven, an urban area in his hometown of Rotterdam. To stimulate the creative economy in Rotterdam, he is also working on the redevelopment of an old factory building into a business center for cultural entrepreneurs.
Lillian Boutté On the music scene for more than 30 years, singer Lillian Boutté is a monument to jazz, gospel, and rhythm and blues. She has literally traveled the world, bringing her music from Asia to Europe. To honor her many decades of activity she was decorated Ambassador of Music by the city of New Orleans—the only musician since Louis Armstrong to receive the title. Boutté has performed with such legendary musicians as Edward Frank, Lloyd Lambert, Joseph “Smokey” Johnson, Jay Mc Shane, Harry “Sweets” Edison, Milt Hinton, Gus Johnson, Sammy Price, Doc Cheatham, Arnett Cobb, Al Casey, Dr. John, Benny Waters, Danny Barker, Professor Longhair, Clark Terry, and England’s trumpet great Humphrey Lyttleton. In 1992, she successfully spearheaded a group of 45 of her music friends to bring the sounds of Cajun, soul, rhythm and blues, gospel, and traditional New Orleans brass band, as well as New Orleans cuisine, to 22 cities in Germany, under the title “Spirit of Louisiana.” In 1993, Boutté originated the Gospel United project, which a year later brought her gospel group together with 1,000 voices of students from Denmark for a live CD and TV coverage. By 1995, a choir of 3,000 was singing with her onstage. Boutté continues to share her music with kids and adults everywhere through concerts and other music projects. She also has been working extensively to help Katrina victims, doing benefits and organizing relief funds for musicians, many of whom lost everything. Her newest show and CD, That Don’t Keep Me from Cookin’ in a Gumbo Pot, are a tribute to New Orleans music.
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Roxanne Mankin Cason Roxanne Mankin Cason has devoted herself to the empowerment of women and girls worldwide over the last 25 years. Cason has been an active member of Save the Children Federation since 2003, joining the board of trustees in 2005, and chairing the Global Education Advisory Board since 2009. Her work has focused on spearheading girls’ education projects, including SUPER (Save University Partnership for Education Research), a collaboration between Save the Children’s Global Education Group and major universities to advance research. In 2009, she launched funding for girls’ education projects in Upper Egypt by leading a collaboration with Save the Children, Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Global Health, and the Suzanne Mubarak Women’s International Peace Movement to develop literacy curricula for early childhood education in Egypt. Earlier she cosponsored the Save the Children collaboration with Queen Rania of Jordan for the advancement of girls and youth employment in the Middle East. Currently, Cason chairs the Heart (Healing and Education through Art) endowment campaign at Save the Children, and she is partnering with Judith Bruce of Population Council and Save the Children to hold seminars on investing in girls to advance best practices in programming for impact and quality as part of the Clinton Global Initiative. She also serves on the advisory board of Grameen America. From 2003 to 2009 Cason chaired the Women’s Leadership Board of the Harvard Kennedy School, where they acknowledged her leadership by naming a conference room for her in 2009. Also in 2009, Women’s eNews honored Cason with their 21 Leaders for the 21st Century award.
Oscar Castro-Neves Guitarist, composer, pianist, arranger, producer, group leader, performer, and musical bon vivant Oscar Castro-Neves is a many-faceted gem who radiates the rhythmic joy of Brazilian music. Born in Rio de Janeiro in 1940, CastroNeves began his musical career at age 14, when he and his brothers formed their first group, gaining recognition on local radio and television shows and hanging out with guys named Gilberto, Bonfa, and Jobim. Two years later, everything changed. “We were just a bunch of musicians who played for the fun of it, showing each other what we’d come up with,” recalls Castro-Neves. “You have to remember that all of these famous bossa nova musicians were 16 or 17 years old, with the exception of Jobim, who was 30 at the time.” Castro-Neves has touched on many musical styles during his career, from soundtracks to pop acts, but he has never lost touch with his native Brazil. Besides recording and performing with the Paul Winter Consort, he has worked with Ella Fitzgerald, Barbra Streisand, Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones, Dave and Don Grusin, Johnny Mandel, John Klemmer, Ottmar Liebert, Lee Ritenour, Joao Gilberto, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Stan Getz, Minnie Ripperton, and Laurindo Almeida. Castro-Neves also composed the music for the Julia Louis-Dreyfus show, Watching Ellie.
Jaycie Chitwood Jaycie Chitwood is the senior strategic planner at Toyota Motor Sales, USA's Advanced Technologies group that works on the long-term product and market development for advanced-technology and alternative-fuel vehicles. In addition to developing demonstration and research programs for advanced tech-
nology vehicles, Chitwood is responsible for evaluating and communicating the environmental impact of various fuels and vehicle technologies based on a life-cycle impact assessment; developing corporate partnerships that focus on environmental stewardship; and investigating non-vehicle-related CO2 mitigation strategies. She also develops sustainability education and outreach programs within several U.S. National Parks and coordinates waste management and renewable energy projects in the Galapagos Islands with the World Wildlife Fund. Jaycie Chitwood joined Toyota's Long Range Planning group in 2000, after completing her MBA at the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California. Prior to joining Toyota, she worked for many years in various capacities within the oil and gas industry, including supply/demand and retail marketing analysis, pipeline logistics, and domestic crude oil trading.
Tom Dark Tom Dark is a literary agent for HeacockHill Agency. Certain of his clients, if they are correct, may point the way toward fasterthan-light technology, or present classically empirical evidence suggesting that consciousness forms biological matter, not the other way around. If they are wrong, no harm is done. In any case, Dark believes it is time for new ideas: the more basic, more accessible, and less expensive to individual experimentation, the better. Dark has worked as an editor, writer, copywriter, promoter, producer, sound engineer, musician, actor, scriptwriter, political organizer, public speaker, and a host of other occupations largely forgotten except for the philosophical experiment they represented. This experiment began with independent reading during adolescence, when Dark began to wonder what philosophy ever had to do with anything. Forty years into the experiment, the question has become “What 33
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Molly Day Molly Day is a committed believer in the power of social entrepreneurship and has spent the last several years supporting social entrepreneurs and testing out the role firsthand. In 2007, Day cofounded campusCATALYST (cC) and served as its executive director until August 2009. cC engages college students in pro-bono consulting projects with nonprofits, catalyzing community growth and the development of future leaders. With Day as executive director, cC grew to two campuses and contributed over 26,000 hours of pro-bono service to the Chicago community, a total value of over a half-million dollars. For this work, Day was named a finalist for Chicago’s 2009 Young Nonprofit Professional of the Year Award, and she also was awarded a Northwestern Public Interest Program Fellowship. Day studied social policy, international studies, and Spanish at Northwestern University. She explored the intersection of public health and economic development in rural Malawi, where she spent five weeks conducting independent research for her honors thesis on microfinance models that integrated HIV/AIDS education. She has worked for the U.S. Department of State, Senator Barack Obama, and the nationally recognized nonprofit, LIFT (formerly National Student Partnerships). Currently, Day is a portfolio analyst at New Profit, Inc., a Boston-based venture philanthropy fund that exists to help innova34
tive social entrepreneurs and their organizations bring about widespread and transformative impacts on critical social problems.
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Robert Dreyfuss Robert Dreyfuss has worked as an independent journalist specializing in magazine features, profiles, and investigative stories in the areas of politics and national security since 1992. He has been a regular contributor to Rolling Stone, and currently covers national security for its National Affairs section. He is a contributing editor at The Nation, a contributing writer at Mother Jones, and a senior correspondent for The American Prospect. His articles have also appeared in numerous other newspapers and magazines, including Washington Monthly, The New Republic, Newsday, The Guardian, San Jose Mercury News, The American Conservative, Jane’s Defense Review, California Lawyer, and The Huffington Post. His popular blog, The Dreyfuss Report, appears at TheNation.com. In recent years, Dreyfuss has reported from Iran, China, and Vietnam. He is best known for a series of groundbreaking stories about the war in Iraq, the war on terrorism, and post-9/11 U.S. foreign policy. He wrote the first significant profile of Ahmed Chalabi, the first comprehensive analysis of the war between the Pentagon and the CIA over policy toward Iraq, and many other timely stories. Before 9/11, he wrote extensively about intelligence issues, including pieces about post-Cold War excursions into economic espionage, the CIA’s nonofficial cover (NOC) program, and lobbying by U.S. defense and intelligence contractors over the annual secret intelligence budget. Based in Alexandria, Virginia, Dreyfuss is a frequent guest on radio and television talk shows. His book, Devil’s Game: How the United States Helped Unleash Fundamentalist Islam, was published in 2005.
Lou Dubose is the editor of The Washington Spectator. He has worked as editor of The Texas Observer and as politics editor of The Austin Chronicle. He is the co-author, with the late Molly Ivins, of two New York Times Random House bestsellers, Shrub: The Short and Happy Political Life of George W. Bush and Bushwhacked: Life in George W. Bush’s America. In 2003 he wrote, with Texas Monthly writer Jan Reid, The Hammer: Tom DeLay, God, Money, and the Rise of the Republican Congress. His most recent book, Bill of Wrongs: The Executive Branch’s Assault on our Fundamental Rights, was written in collaboration with Molly Ivins. Media appearances include The Rachel Maddow Show, Fresh Air, Bill Moyers Journal, Nightline, 60 Minutes, Al Jazeera TV, Spanish Public Television’s En Portada with Llucia Oliva, the state-run and deviously censored Press TV in Tehran, and The O’Reilly Factor. He is considered the nation’s leading authority on former Republican Majority Leader Tom DeLay, which strikes most people as rather sad. He currently divides his time between Austin, Texas, and Washington, D.C.
Charles Dusseau Charles Dusseau has spent his career moving between public and private, domestic and international sectors, sometimes situated at the confluence of all of them. After completing degrees in international finance at the University of Colorado and international political economy at Georgetown University, he spent nine years as an international banker for Chase Manhattan, working and living throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. While in Buenos Aires, he chronicled political and economic events as a columnist for the Buenos Aires Herald.
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Participant Prosopography When transferred to Miami, he served as Chase’s country manager for Central America and as a member of the debt renegotiation committees for Costa Rica, Honduras, and Nicaragua. Dusseau soon was elected a commissioner of Miami-Dade County and was subsequently appointed as Florida’s secretary of commerce, where he oversaw development and passage of several job-creation incentive programs, managed a network of seven overseas offices, and was responsible for the state’s tourism development efforts. His primary goal, however, was to eliminate his own job, which was accomplished by privatizing the Department of Commerce. Active in the Democratic Party at the local, state, and national levels, Dusseau was chairman of the Miami-Dade County Democratic Party, served on the DNC’s finance committee, and was state coordinator of the Wes Clark for President Campaign in Florida. He has served on a variety of civic and community boards, particularly in support of public broadcasting. Currently Dusseau is managing member of DACS Investments, LLC, and vice-chairman and founding director of the Bank of Coral Gables.
Esther Dyson Esther Dyson is chairman of EDventure Holdings, the reclaimed name of the company she owned for some 20 years before selling it to CNET Networks in 2004. In recent years, Dyson has turned her sights towards IT and health care. Her health investments include 23andMe, Keas, Organized WIsdom, PatientsKnowBest, PatientsLikeMe, Polka.com, and Voxiva, the company behind Text4Baby. She dedicated two issues of her newsletter, Release 1.0, to the subject of health care ("Health and Identity: No Patient Left Behind?" in January 2005 and "Personal Health Information: Data Comes Alive!" in September 2005). Also in September 2005, she ran the Personal Health Information workshop that laid out many of the challenges still perplexing
the health care community today. Currently, she is one of the initial ten subjects of George Church's Personal Genome Project. Her primary activity is investing in start-ups and guiding many of them as a board member. Her board seats include 23andMe, Boxbe, CVO Group (Hungary), Eventful.com, Evernote, IBS Group (Russia, advisory board), Meetup, Midentity (UK), NewspaperDirect, and WPP Group and Yandex (Russia). Some of her past direct IT investments include Flickr, Del.icio.us, BrightMail, Medstory, and Orbitz. Dyson was the founding chairman of ICANN from 1998 to 2000, and was also chairman of the Electronic Frontier Foundation in the 90s. In 1997, she wrote Release 2.0: A Design for Living in the Digital Age, which appeared in paperback a year later as Release 2.1. In 1994, she wrote a seminal essay on intellectual property for Wired magazine.
Chaz Hammel-Smith Ebert Chaz Hammel-Smith Ebert is the vice president of The Ebert Company. Previously, as a civil rights attorney, she was named Lawyer of the Year by the Constitutional Rights Foundation and was selected as one of the Outstanding Young Women in America. Her civic and community passions include an interest in programs for children and families, with an emphasis on education and the arts, and in pathways to break the glass ceiling for women. She has a master's degree from the University of Wisconsin and a law degree from DePaul University. She is a former litigator with the EPA, the EEOC, and the law firm of Bell, Boyd & Lloyd. Ebert currently serves on the board of directors of After School Matters and the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation. She is also on the honorary board for Family Focus.
62nd Roger Ebert Ebert attended 38 consecutive conferences before surgery sidelined him in 2006. He testifies: "Here I have learned nearly everything I know and contributed even more than that." Ebert is the Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic at the Chicago Sun-Times and is syndicated to some 200 other papers. For 33 years he was co-host of a weekly TV program reviewing the movies. He is the only film critic to have his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and is an honorary lifetime member of the Directors Guild of America. His newest books are Scorsese by Ebert and Roger Ebert's Movie Yearbook 2009. He has written numerous books about the great movies and two collections that explain themselves: I Hated Hated HATED This Movie and Your Movie Sucks. Having bragged for years at CWA that he could cook almost anything in a rice cooker, he is intensely proud of his 2009 book, The Pot and How to Use It: The Mystery and Romance of the Rice Cooker. His annual CWA stop-action film analysis, Cinema Interruptus, has inspired commentary tracks for the DVDs of several films, including Dark City and Casablanca, as well as Citizen Kane, which won Variety's Video Premiere Award as the best DVD commentary of the year. Ebert’s website was voted Best Movie Review Website by the Online Film Critics Society. If you see him around campus in love with a beautiful woman, that is his wife, Chaz, a former trial attorney and current Democratic Party activist, who is also a CWA return participant.
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Michael Elliot Michael Elliott is the editor of Time International, a position he took up in 2005. Born and raised in Liverpool, he has two degrees from Oxford and started his career in universities teaching at Northwestern University, the University of Warwick, and the London School of Economics. He then spent two years in the British civil service, working in the Cabinet Office Central Policy Review Staff and joined The Economist in 1984. In nearly ten years at The Economist, Elliott was political editor and Washington bureau chief and the founding author of the Bagehot and Lexington columns, the first columns in The Economist’s history. Elliott then spent seven years at Newsweek magazine and was editor of Newsweek International from 1995 to 2000, before becoming the founding editor of eCountries, a global online news and information service. Elliott has written or cowritten four books, including The Day Before Yesterday (1996), a social history of the United States from 1945. He has also written and presented many documentary films, including The Clintons (1998), which was nominated for a BAFTA award for Best Documentary. Elliott lives in New York. He first came to Boulder in 1987 and has never quite recovered.
Jim Emerson Emerson is a writer and film critic whose film experience includes: screenwriting, producing, editing, exhibiting, marketing, publishing, interviewing and criticism, and academic study. He is the founding editorin-chief of, and a contributor to, RogerEbert.com, where he has a blog called Scanners (after the David Cronenberg movie). 36
Emerson was the editor of the late Microsoft Cinemania, a multimedia movie encyclopedia on CD-ROM and the web, and he has been the editorial director of other filmrelated Internet projects, such as Reel.com and FilmPix.com. A member of the Los Angeles Film Critics Association (while based in L.A. as the movie critic for the Orange County Register), he has written for many on- and off-line outlets, including KnightRidder, The Seattle Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Sun-Times, Film Comment, Premiere, Amazon.com, CinePad.com, the NPR affiliate KUOW, and others. Emerson is also the coauthor, with Julia Sweeney, of the play and screenplay, Mea’s Big Apology, and the film, It’s Pat: The Movie, and he has been a guest writer for Saturday Night Live. He is a consultant for Sweeney’s acclaimed stage monologue (and eventual film), Letting Go of God. Emerson has programmed films and series for Seattle’s Market Theater, the University of Washington, the Seattle International Film Festival, and the Floating Film Festival. He lives in Seattle with his dogs, Edith and Lolita, and he loves CWA.
Michael Fink Michael Fink created his first miniature shot, a still of a rocket to the moon, in the hallway of his parents’ home, at the age of 10. He went on to earn degrees from California State University Northridge, San Francisco Art Institute, and California Institute of the Arts. Fink began working in film on China Syndrome in 1977. He “cut his eye teeth” on films such as Star Trek: The Motion Picture and Bladerunner before becoming a visual effects supervisor on WarGames in 1982. He has since worked on over 45 films, including Buckaroo Banzai, Project X, The Seventh Sign, Batman Returns, Braveheart, Mars Attacks!, X-Men, X-Men 2, Constantine, and Tropic Thunder. In 2008, Fink received an Academy Award for Best Visual Effects, and a British Academy of Film and Television Arts Award
for Best Special Visual Effects for the film The Golden Compass. More recently, he joined Prime Focus, Ltd., as CEO, Senior Visual Effects Supervisor. During his tenure at Prime Focus, Fink has overseen visual effects for films such as G.I. Joe, New Moon, and Avatar. In addition, Fink is on the executive committee of the Visual Effects Branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and is a founding member, board member, and former vice chairman of the Visual Effects Society. Fink, his wife, Melissa Bachrach, and their son, Alex, live in Los Angeles with their dog, Comet.
Robert A. George Robert A. George is currently the associate editorial page editor for the New York Post. He writes several editorials each week on a diverse array of social and political topics, book reviews, and occasional op-eds. He is also the editor of the blog Ragged Thots. A regular political commentator, he has appeared on CNN, Fox, MSNBC, NPR, and other media outlets. Other written work has appeared in National Review, The New Republic, and Reason. In 2009, he wrote a daily political column for NBC local media sites. Previously, George served as director of coalitions for the Republican National Committee, acting as party liaison to various business, ethnic, and interest groups. From January 1995 through May 1998, he served as special assistant and senior writer to the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Newt Gingrich. Contemporaneous with his professional full-time career, George has held sideline occupations as a researcher, disk jockey, and freelance writer. An occasional stand-up comedian and improviser, he has appeared at venues such as Stand-Up New York, Gotham Comedy Club, and the Broadway Comedy Club. International travel has included participation in trans-Atlantic conferences in Great
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Shafeeq N. Ghabra Shafeeq Ghabra has been a professor of political science at Kuwait University since 1987 and served as founding president of the American University of Kuwait from 2003 to 2006. Ghabra is also founder and president of Jusoor Arabiya Leadership and Consultancy Center since 2006. He previously directed the Center of Strategic and Future Studies at Kuwait University and also the Kuwait Information Office in Washington, DC. He was also the editor-in-chief of the Journal of the Social Sciences at Kuwait University from 1996-1999. More recently, Ghabra produced and anchored a weekly talk show on Kuwait TV, The Weekly Diwaniya. He writes weekly columns for Kuwait's Daily Awan, is a frequent contributor to Alhayat Daily and Middle East Transparent, and his columns are syndicated in several regional newspapers. Ghabra earned his PhD in government with a focus on comparative politics, public administration and organizations in 1987 from the University of Texas at Austin, his MA in political science from Purdue University in 1983, and his BA in government from Georgetown University in 1975. Ghabra is a frequent speaker on Islam and the West, democratization in the Arab world, Islamic affairs, educational reform, and leadership development. He is a longtime advocate of reform in public and private sectors as well as in the political systems of the Arab world. He provides commentary on many national television and radio programs throughout the world
and has lectured all over the Arab world, the US, Asia, and Europe on reform change and challenges facing the Arab world. Ghabra has been a visiting professor at the College of William and Mary and a visiting scholar at George Mason University's Institute of Conflict Analysis and Resolution. Author of five books and scores of articles and papers, Ghabra has received Kuwait's highest award for scientific research in the humanities and social sciences from the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences. His Palestinians in Kuwait: The Family and the Politics of Survival was named by Choice as outstanding academic book of 1989. His recent book Kuwait: A Study of the Dynamics of State and Society outlined a unique approach to Arab democracy. Ghabra is now completing his sixth book, a personal narrative which describes the Arab world of the 1960’s and 1970’s.
Clare Giesen Clare C. Giesen is currently the executive director of the National Women’s Political Caucus. She has more than 20 years of experience in organizing and fundraising on behalf of electing qualified pro-choice women to local, state, and national office. In her home state of Texas, Giesen played a critical role in the management of two pivotal races that elected women to public office: the victory of Ann Richards as the first modern female governor of Texas, and the election of Kathryn Whitmire as the first woman mayor of Houston. She has also held leadership positions in a number of other successful campaigns, including the Clinton-Gore campaign in Houston, Texas. Giesen has a strong background in grassroots organizing and coalition building, public affairs, and strategic communications. As a presidential appointee for the Clinton administration, she served as senior advisor on environmental and energy issues for the Department of Energy and the Department of Agriculture. She also served as White House and intergovernmental liaison
for the secretary of the Department of Energy. She was chief of staff for Congressman Mike Andrews, acting as his representative in Houston and the state of Texas. As an instructor of sociology for Houston Community College, Giesen incorporated her interest in gender issues while teaching courses on marriage and the family, social problems, and introductory sociology. She holds a master’s degree in sociology from the University of Houston, and a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Louisiana State University.
Dan Gillmor Dan Gillmor is director of the Knight Center for Digital Media Entrepreneurship at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. The center’s purpose is to help students learn how to invent their own jobs in the media industry. Gillmor is author of We the Media: Grassroots Journalism by the People, for the People (2004), a book that explains the rise of citizens’ media and why it matters. His new book, Mediactive, is a guide to help turn passive consumers of media into active users, because we need better demand in addition to better supply. He has also invested in, cofounded, or advised a number of companies and nonprofits in the emerging media field. From 1994 until early 2005, Gillmor was a columnist at the San Jose Mercury News, Silicon Valley’s daily newspaper, and wrote a weblog for SiliconValley.com. He joined the Mercury News after six years with the Detroit Free Press. Before that, he was with the Kansas City Times and several newspapers in Vermont. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Vermont, Gillmor received a Herbert Davenport fellowship in 1982 for economics and business reporting at the University of Missouri School of Journalism. During the 1986–87 academic year, he was a journal37
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Dave Grusin Dave Grusin has worked in the music profession since the late 1950s, as an arranger, pianist, composer, and record producer. Born in Littleton, Colorado, and educated at the University of Colorado at Boulder, he holds honorary doctoral degrees from CU and from the Berklee College of Music in Boston. Grusin has written more than 60 film scores, including The Graduate, Tootsie, The Fabulous Baker Boys, The Firm, Havana, Heaven Can Wait, and On Golden Pond. He has received eight Academy Award nominations, and he won an Oscar in 1988 for The Milagro Bean Field War. Most recently, he scored Recount for HBO. Grusin’s life as a recording artist and producer has resulted in 10 Grammy awards and numerous nominations, including one for Two Worlds in 2002, and another for Amparo in 2008. These two classical projects with guitarist Lee Ritenour feature performances by Renée Fleming, Joshua Bell, Gil Shaham, Chris Botti, and James Taylor, among others. He has also arranged for and/or performed with such artists as Quincy Jones, Gerry Mulligan, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Arnold Steinhardt, Bobby Macferrin, Peggy Lee, Patti Austin, Diana Krall, Grover Washington Jr., Earl Klugh, Arturo Sandoval, Clark Terry, Sergio Mendes, James Taylor, Billy Joel, Andy Williams, and Paul Simon. From 1976 to 1995, Grusin and Larry Rosen owned GRP records. Together they are also cofounders of the National Foundation for Jazz Education, a philanthropic group dedicated to helping young jazz musi38
cians. In addition to his career in music, Grusin is a rancher and a dedicated environmental activist.
Don Grusin Don Grusin Music and Bad Dog Music are the production house and publishing entity for Don Grusin, American composer, producer, arranger, and keyboardist. He holds a master’s degree in economics from the University of Colorado and has taught as a Fulbright professor in Mexico and in the United States. He chose to enter the music business full-time after joining Quincy Jones’ band for a Japan-U.S. tour in the mid1970s. As the creative sparkplug for the fusion ensemble Friendship, Grusin has recorded and produced scores of albums, including Ernie Watts’ Grammy Award-winning CD, Musican. He received a Grammy nomination for his live contemporary jazz video DVD and audio CD The Hang, and received another Grammy this past year for his contribution to Paul Winter’s CD, Crestone. In 2008, he released Piano in Venice—a collection of tunes inspired by the moods and grooves of the Venice, California, beach community. The recipient of the University of Colorado Alumni Association’s 2006 George Norlin Award for distinguished lifetime achievement, Grusin continues a busy international touring, recording, and teaching schedule. His multidisciplinary course at the ATLAS Institute at the University of Colorado, called “World Music Video as Catalyst for Social Change,” was created in 2008 to incorporate such diverse fields as economics, music, film, ethnography, journalism, environmental design, and art to produce videos as educational and marketing tools leading to greater global social awareness and action.
62nd Mel Gurtov Mel Gurtov is professor emeritus of political science and international studies at Portland State University, Oregon, and is currently visiting professor at the University of Oregon, Eugene. He has been teaching international politics since 1986. He was a professor of political science at the University of California, Riverside, from 1971 to 1986, a professor at Waseda University in Tokyo, and a senior Fulbright Scholar at Hankuk Foreign Studies University in Seoul. He has lectured at universities and research institutes in South Korea, Japan, and China. In addition, from 1966 to 1971, Gurtov served on the research staff of the RAND Corporation in Santa Monica, California, where he was a coauthor of the Pentagon Papers. Gurtov is editor-in-chief of Asian Perspective, a quarterly journal published jointly by Kyungnam University’s Institute for Far Eastern Studies and Portland State University. He has published 20 books and numerous articles on East Asian affairs, U.S. foreign policy, and global politics, all from a human-security viewpoint. His most recent books are Superpower on Crusade: The Bush Doctrine in U.S. Foreign Policy and Global Politics in the Human Interest, 5th ed. Gurtov was born in New York City in 1941. He earned his BA and MA in international affairs and certificate in East Asian studies at Columbia, and his PhD at UCLA. He also studied advanced Chinese language on Taiwan. Gurtov lives in Portland, Oregon, and has a farm in Deadwood, where he and his wife, Jodi, a horticulturalist, are planting an orchard. They have three daughters.
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Jay Harris Jay Harris is the founder and president of Earthshaking Productions, a media company recently formed to help change the country’s dysfunctional political culture. In October 2009, Harris stepped down after 19 years as the publisher of Mother Jones, the investigative news organization. During his tenure, MoJo built on a tradition of groundbreaking public interest reporting by launching, in the Internet’s Pleistocene (1993), Webby Award-winning MotherJones.com; dramatically expanding circulation of Mother Jones magazine; opening an eight-reporter Washington, D.C., bureau; and winning two National Magazine Awards for “general excellence” in 2001 and 2008. MoJo was a finalist for three National Magazine Awards in 2009. Harris serves on the governing board of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (home of “the Doomsday Clock”) and the board of the First Amendment Coalition. In 2006, he helped found The Media Consortium, an alliance of independent, progressive media working together to extend the reach and impact of their journalism. Harris has spoken frequently on the business of journalism on campuses and at business gatherings, including conferences of the Social Venture Network, Bioneers, and more CWAs than he can remember. He has taught magazine management at the University of California Graduate School of Journalism. Before joining Mother Jones in 1991, Harris was general manager of Newsweek magazine’s Pacific edition, publisher of Travel & Leisure Asia, and director of special projects for Newsweek International. He has a BA in English from Duke University and a master’s in management from the Yale School of Management. Harris lives in San Francisco with his wife, Marcia Cohen, and their two daughters
Werner Herzog Werner Herzog (real name Werner H. Stipetic) was born in Munich in 1942. He grew up in a remote mountain village in Bavaria and never saw any films, television, or telephones as a child. He started traveling on foot from the age of 14 and made his first phone call at the age of 17. During high school he worked the nightshift as a welder in a steel factory to produce his first films and made his first film in 1961 at the age of 19. Since then he has produced, written, and directed more than fifty films, published more than a dozen books of prose, and directed as many operas.
Jim Hightower Radio commentator, writer, public speaker, and author of Swim Against the Current: Even a Dead Fish Can Go With the Flow, Jim Hightower has spent three decades battling the Powers That Be on behalf of the Powers That Ought To Be—consumers, working families, environmentalists, small businesses, and just-plain-folks. Hightower believes that the true political spectrum is not right to left but top to bottom, and he has become a national voice for the 80 percent of the public who no longer find themselves within shouting distance of Washington and Wall Street. Political columnist Molly Ivins once said, “If Will Rogers and Mother Jones had a baby, Jim Hightower would be that rambunctious child—mad as hell, with a sense of humor.” Hightower writes a nationally syndicated newspaper column, and his daily radio commentaries are carried by more than 150 commercial and public stations, on the web, and on Radio for Peace International. He also publishes an award-winning monthly newsletter, The Hightower Lowdown.
A New York Times best-selling author, Hightower has written seven books, including Thieves in High Places: They’ve Stolen Our Country and It’s Time to Take It Back; If the Gods Had Meant Us to Vote They Would Have Given Us Candidates; and There’s Nothing in the Middle of the Road but Yellow Stripes and Dead Armadillos. Hightower graduated from the University of North Texas. He was a legislative aide to Senator Ralph Yarborough of Texas, and later cofounded the Agribusiness Accountability Project, which focused on corporate power in the food economy. Hightower also served two terms as Texas Agriculture Commissioner.
Paul Hochfeld Paul Hochfeld has been an emergency physician in Oregon for the last three decades. He has served as president of Mary’s Peak Emergency Physicians, and as EMS coordinator for the Corvallis Fire Department, and was recently chairman of the peer review committee for Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center. Four years ago, Hochfeld felt compelled to explore the question, “Why is our healthcare system so sick?” This investigation led to his producing a video, Health, Money, and Fear. In September 2009, he was one of the lead doctors on the Mad As Hell Doctors Road Tour, which traveled across the country, educating people about health-care reform. Hochfeld advocates public financing of health care, also known as the “single payer solution,” and has expressed his views to Ed Schultz and Keith Olbermann on national television. Hochfeld recognizes that our health-care system reflects not just the values of our community, but also the tensions that lie at the heart of society: individual desires versus the needs of the community; unlimited demands for limited resources; and the deity of technology that nurtures our unrealistic expectations, especially toward the in39
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John Hockenberry Four-time Peabody Award winner, fourtime Emmy award winner, author, and public radio personality, John Hockenberry currently hosts the WNYC/PRI morning program The Takeaway. He is also a recipient of an Edward R. Murrow Award and the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism, and has reported from all over the world, in virtually every medium. Hockenberry spent more than a decade with NPR as a general assignment reporter, Middle East correspondent, and host of several programs. During his career, he also reported for ABC News and served as correspondent for Dateline NBC, in addition to hosting two programs on MSNBC. A passionate advocate for the rights and culture of the disabled around the world, Hockenberry is a founding member of the Spinal Cord Hall of Fame. He has appeared at design and media conferences throughout the United States, and at numerous colleges and universities, including Columbia University, the University of Chicago, Harvard, MIT, the University of Michigan, and the State University of New York. Hockenberry is the author of A River Out Of Eden, a novel based in the Pacific Northwest, and Moving Violations: War Zones, Wheelchairs and Declarations of Independence, a memoir of life as a foreign correspondent. He has also written for Conde Nast’s Portfolio magazine, Metropolis maga40
zine, The New York Times, The New Yorker, I.D. Magazine, Wired magazine, The Columbia Journalism Review, Details magazine, and The Washington Post. Hockenberry attended the University of Chicago and the University of Oregon. He and his wife, Alison, live in New York City with their five children.
Barbara Ibrahim Barbara Lethem Ibrahim is founding director of the John D. Gerhart Center for Philanthropy and Civic Engagement, established in 2006 at the American University in Cairo. Prior to that, she served for 14 years as regional director for West Asia and North Africa at the Population Council. In 1990, she was a senior research associate at the Center for the Study of Philanthropy at the City University of New York. From 1982 to 1990, she was program officer at the Ford Foundation regional office in Cairo, responsible for programs in urban poverty, micro-enterprise leading, and gender studies. Ibrahim’s publications are in the field of women’s unemployment, youth transitions to adulthood, gender and health, and Arab philanthropy. In 1999, she was inducted into the International Educators’ Hall of Fame. She received the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Association of Middle East Women’s Studies in 2003. Ibrahim earned an MA in sociology from the American University of Beirut in 1975, and a PhD in sociology from Indiana University in 1980.
Saad Eddin Ibrahim Saad Eddin Ibrahim is founder and chairman of the Ibn Khaldun Center for Development Studies (ICDS) and the American organization Voices for a Democratic Egypt (VDE). He also serves as secretary general of the Egyptian Independent Commission for
Electoral Review, member of the Club of Rome, trustee of the Arab Thought Forum, and president of the Egyptian Sociologists Association. An internationally renowned political activist and scholar, Mr. Ibrahim has been one of the Arab world's most prominent spokesmen on behalf of democracy and human rights. His 2000 arrest and subsequent seven-year sentence for accepting foreign funds without permission and "tarnishing" Egypt's image sparked a loud outcry from the international community. Many local and international human rights organizations, including Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, Human Rights First, and the International Federation of Human Rights, as well as Western governments called for his release. In 2003 Egypt's highest appeal court, the Court of Cessation, declared Ibrahim's trials improper and cleared him of all charges. Born in 1938 in Mansura, Egypt, Ibrahim studied at Cairo University, where he received a bachelor's degree with honors, and at the University of Washington, where he earned a PhD in sociology. In 1988, he founded the Ibn Khaldun Center for Development Studies, one of the first independent research centers in the Middle East, which remains one of Egypt's preeminent research and advocacy institutions. Ibrahim is the author, coauthor, or editor of more than 35 books in Arabic and English, including Egypt, Islam, and Democracy: Critical Essays (2002). He has written more than 100 scholarly articles, some of which have been translated into as many as 13 languages. Ibrahim has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the Jordanian Order of Independence, the Kuwait Award in Social and Economic Sciences, the Middle East Studies Association Award for Academic Freedom, the Freedom House Award for Defending Democracy and Human Rights, and the American Sociological Association Award for Lifetime Contribution to the Social Sciences and Freedom. His work and activism also led to him being selected as a finalist for the 2002 Nobel Peace Prize. Ibrahim also has taught courses at a variety of American universities including Harvard University, Columbia University, NYU, University of Chicago, University of Indiana, UCLA,
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Andy Ihnatko Andy Ihnatko received his first electrocution at age five. He recalls it as a “not at all unpleasant” experience and as it happens, this early combination of pleasure and pain laid the groundwork for a career writing about science and technology and documenting the Humans’ up-and-down relationship with this stuff. He’s a longstanding tech columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times and Macworld magazine, makes regular appearances on the CBS Early Show, and writes tech books that occasionally do well enough to provoke his publisher to send over a basket of celebratory cheeses. He is also a regular panelist on the popular This Week In Tech and MacBreak Weekly podcasts. His writings have been licensed by NASA and pirated in a Brazilian videogaming magazine, demonstrating a very weird base of support. All of this makes his mom very proud. But Ihnatko knows very well that when the ballgame’s all over, he’ll probably be remembered for writing an e-book explaining how to turn a classic Macintosh into a functioning aquarium and building an animatronic Darth Vader that can be controlled over the Internet via telepresence to keep cats from sleeping on his office laser printer while he’s away. Ihnatko donates blood regularly, is kind to his parents, comments his code, and switches his iPhone to “silent” mode before the start of a movie.
Malou Innocent Malou Innocent is a foreign policy analyst at the Cato Institute. Her primary research interests are Middle East and Persian Gulf security issues and U.S. foreign policy toward Pakistan, Afghanistan, and China. She has appeared as a guest analyst on CNN, BBC News, Fox News Channel, Al Jazeera, Voice of America, CNBC Asia, and Reuters. Innocent has published reviews and articles on national security and international affairs in journals such as Survival, Congressional Quarterly, and Harvard International Review, as well as in publications such as Foreign Policy, The Wall Street Journal Asia, The Christian Science Monitor, the Armed Forces Journal, The Guardian, The Huffington Post, The Washington Times, and more. She earned dual bachelor of arts degrees in mass communications and political science from the University of California at Berkeley, and a master of arts degree in international relations from the University of Chicago.
Charles Jess Charles Jess is the consular section chief at the U.S. Consulate General in Shanghai. He previously served as the State Department’s senior desk officer for Vietnam, and in the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration. A career Foreign Service officer since 1989, Jess also served as the U.S. consul to Western Australia and to Laos, and as a vice-consul at both the Tokyo and Bangkok embassies. Jess previously taught secondary mathematics both domestically in Maryland, Georgia, and California, and overseas in Nepal, Indonesia, and Bolivia. He graduated from Duke University in 1972, received his master’s degree from Emory University in 1976, and did further postgraduate study in mathematics education and human problem solving at Stanford University in the late
1970s. His foreign languages include Mandarin Chinese, Thai, Lao, Spanish, and Nepalese. A violinist and singer, Jess enjoys all types of music, especially the blues. Musically speaking, 2009 was quite a productive year for Jess and a group he formed, called the Shanghai Shamans, who together recorded two albums—Songs from the Heart and Hearts on Fire—that cover a wide range of musical styles and genres. Jess is quick to add that he doesn’t plan on giving up his day job any time soon!
Andrew Kassoy Andrew Kassoy is cofounder of B Lab, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to create a new sector of the economy that harnesses the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. It certifies B Corporations, creates standards for measuring the social and environmental impact of business and for transforming corporate accountability, and promotes public policy and capital markets innovations that will accelerate the growth of beneficial business. B Corporations meet higher standards of accountability, transparency, and social and environmental performance. There are over 250 certified B Corporations in 31 industries, alleviating poverty, improving the environment, creating great places to work, and building local living economies. Previously, Kassoy spent 16 years in the private equity business as a partner at MSD Real Estate Capital, an affiliate of MSD Capital, the $12 billion investment vehicle for Michael Dell, and as managing director in Credit Suisse First Boston’s private equity department. He was also a founding partner of DLJ Real Estate Capital Partners and president of its international business. He is a board member of the Freelancers Union and the Freelancers Insurance Company, a board member of Echoing Green, a member of the investment committee of the Patient Capital Collaborative, and an advisor 41
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Robert G. Kaufman Robert G. Kaufman is a political scientist specializing in American foreign policy, national security, international relations, and various aspects of American politics. Kaufman has written frequently for scholarly journals and popular publications, including The Weekly Standard, Policy Review, The Washington Times, The Baltimore Sun, The Philadelphia Inquirer, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, and The New York Times. He is the author of three books. His In Defense of the Bush Doctrine: Moral Democratic Realism and American Grand Strategy was first published in 2007 and reissued in 2008. In 2000, his biography Henry M. Jackson: A Life in Politics received the Emil and Katherine Sick Award for best book on the history of the Pacific Northwest. His first book, Arms Control During the Pre-Nuclear Era, studied the interwar naval treaties and their linkage to the outbreak of World War II in the Pacific. Kaufman also assisted in the research and writing of President Richard M. Nixon’s final book, Beyond Peace. He is currently researching two books: a biography of President Ronald Reagan and an analysis of how the Republicans can recapture the White House in 2012. Kaufman received his JD from Georgetown University Law School, and his BA, MA, MPhil, and PhD from Columbia University. He is a former Bradley Scholar and current adjunct scholar at the Heritage Foundation. He taught at Colgate University, the Naval War College, and the University of Vermont prior to joining the faculty of the Pepperdine 42
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Lorelei Kelly Lorelei Kelly is a national security expert based in Washington, D.C., educating elected leaders and the public about global security challenges. She directs the New Strategic Security Initiative, which was founded to create a hub for ideas and projects that recognize how, in today’s world, security is about people. Prior to this, Kelly led the Real Security Initiative of the White House Project, an organization whose mission is to increase the influence of women in media, culture, and politics. Her professional background includes teaching at Stanford University’s Center on Conflict and Negotiation and serving as a senior associate at the Henry L. Stimson Center, a D.C. think tank. In 1998, Kelly founded and led Security for a New Century, a study group that continues today, supporting cutting-edge knowledge on foreign policy and defense issues for congressional members and staff in both the U.S. House and Senate. She also cofounded the American Progressive Caucus Policy Foundation. Kelly grew up in Northern California and Northern New Mexico and earned a BA from Grinnell College and an MA from Stanford University. She has an extensive civil-military background, and attended the Air Command and Staff College program of the U.S. Air Force. In 2004, she coauthored a handbook for citizens, entitled Policy Matters: Educating Congress on Peace and Security, and in 2008 produced a civil-military dialogue guide, entitled A Woman’s Guide to Talking About War and Peace, with Lt. Col. (ret) Dana Eyre, USAR. Both are free online. She blogs at www.huffingtonpost.com.
62nd Rachel Kleinfeld Rachel Kleinfeld is cofounder and CEO of the Truman National Security Project, an organization dedicated to building the next generation of progressive leaders in national security. Her work focuses on issues at the interstices of national security, human security, and development. Previously, as a senior consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton, Kleinfeld worked on energy security, terrorism, homeland security, and trade and security issues. As a consultant at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, she has written with the Honorable Richard Danzig on citizen preparedness for bioterrorism. Kleinfeld has consulted for the World Bank and for multiple government agencies and private organizations on building the rule of law in weak states, work that she continues as a nonresident associate of the Carnegie Endowment. She has worked in human rights and economic development in India, Israel, and Eastern Europe, and has served as an elections monitor in Pakistan and Bangladesh. Her commentary has been published in multiple books, magazines, and newspapers, and she has also served as a regular blogger for National Journal’s Security Experts blog and for The New York Times during the 2008 campaign. A Rhodes Scholar and Truman Scholar, Kleinfeld received her BA from Yale University and her M. Phil and D. Phil in International Relations from St. Antony’s College, Oxford. She was born and raised in a log cabin on a dirt road in her beloved Fairbanks, Alaska.
Achim Köddermann Achim Köddermann teaches and chairs philosophy at the State University of New York, Oneonta. Lately, he is happy to see that ethics cannot only be taught, but also
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Participant Prosopography applied: Through the cooperation of students, faculty, and administrators, the university is slowly going “green.” Köddermann’s expertise has been used in eclectic ways—for the elaboration of codes against violence, for tolerance, and for developing strategies for the intellectual integration of reunified Germany. His latest work with the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in Beijing focuses on the search for a cross-cultural consensus: What is the role of the humanities in the 21st century? What will become of intellectual property without copyright protection if there is no ethical consensus? He has worked with diplomats from Afghanistan to Tajikistan on common foundations for rational discourse.Previously, Köddermann worked as a corporate planner for German public television on moral forms of mergers within European banks, and on the defense of academic freedom and integrity. When he first came to the Conference on World Affairs, the now-legendary Howard Higman abandoned his cane, held on to Köddermann’s scarf, and dragged him into this unique mix of international ideas that allows the emergence of the unexpected. His most exciting CWA moments have been a Dantesque reading/viewing of La Dolce Vita with Roger Ebert, the charming and ironic embrace of Molly Ivins, and the chance to see the best, brightest, and most provocative students go off into the world— and return as participants. Köddermann is convinced that for the month of April, Boulder is the center of the world, a free forum of ideas.
Val Koromzay Until his retirement from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) two years ago, Val Koromzay served for 14 years as the director for country studies in the OECD’s economics department. His main work was to oversee the preparation of biennial economic surveys for each of the 30 OECD member countries and also for major developing countries in-
cluding China, India, Brazil, Indonesia, and South Africa. These surveys sought to identify key challenges facing each country and to develop strategies for meeting these challenges. Issues treated included healthcare reform; education and training policies; labor-market regulation; competition and regulatory policies; tax and budget policies; resource management and environmental policies; monetary policy; financial regulation; and relations among different levels of government. Through his experience working with country specialists, government officials, business leaders, trade union representatives, and private think tanks, Koromzay acquired a unique perspective on how common economic policy challenges are differently defined in each country by the prevailing social and political context. Koromzay worked on a variety of other issues at OECD—most notably on developing transition strategies for the countries of central Europe after the fall of the Iron Curtain. Earlier, he served as senior international economist at the President’s Council of Economic Advisers in Washington, D.C.; economist for international finance at the Federal Reserve; and instructor at Dartmouth College. He did both his undergraduate and graduate work at Yale University. Since his retirement from OECD, Koromzay has been a freelance economic consultant to governments including those of Korea, Norway, New Zealand, and Hungary.
Henry Levine Henry Levine is a senior vice president at the Albright Stonebridge Group (ASG), a strategic advisory firm in Washington, D.C. He heads ASG’s China practice, which is focused on helping international firms successfully navigate interactions and resolve business issues with Chinese governmental and nongovernmental entities. Levine joined ASG after a 25-year career as a U.S. diplomat and trade negotiator. During this career, he served twice at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing and spent three
years as the U.S. Consul General in Shanghai. He also served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Asia. In this capacity, he led frequent bilateral trade negotiations with Chinese counterparts and served as the main China advisor to the U.S. Secretary of Commerce. Levine has testified before congressional committees and has been interviewed often by broadcast and print media. He is a frequent speaker on U.S.-China relations before business groups and at academic institutions. He previously served as chair of the Intensive China Area Studies program at the State Department’s Foreign Service Institute, overseeing a two-week course designed to prepare U.S. government officials for China-related assignments. Fluent in Mandarin Chinese, Levine has a BA in political science from Bucknell University. He did graduate work in international affairs at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, and he is a 1993 graduate, with distinction, from the U.S. National War College. He contributes to his community as a volunteer counselor on a suicide hotline.
Elizabeth M. Lozano Elizabeth Lozano is the director of the Latin American studies program and an associate professor in the school of communication at Loyola University Chicago. She is a native of Colombia. Her areas of expertise are media studies and cultural studies. Lozano has written numerous articles and book chapters, in Latin America and the United States, on issues concerning comparative analyses of popular culture; identity negotiation and diaspora; and structural violence and non-violent resistance. Her most recent work focuses on the study of the nonviolent practices of two Colombian groups: The Women’s Grassroots Organization (OFP), and the Nobel Peace-nominated Peace Community of San José de Apartado (CDP). The OFP and the CDP are two of 50 “peace communities” currently in existence 43
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Participant Prosopography in Colombia. Lozano obtained a BS in social communication from Universidad del Valle in Cali, Colombia, an MA in rhetorical criticism from Ohio University, and a PhD in philosophy of communication from the same institution. Her forthcoming book, Hispanic Television in the United States: Weaving a Hispanic Textuality, will be published in 2010.
Jurek Martin Jurek Martin has been a Washingtonbased columnist for the Financial Times and FT.com for the last seven years, following a career of more than 30 years as a reporter and editor on that newspaper. He had two tours as Washington bureau chief and one in New York, and spent four years in Tokyo covering the Far East. In London he also served as foreign news editor from 1972 to 1975, and as foreign editor in charge of all foreign coverage from 1986 to 1992. He won two British Press awards for his coverage of Japan and was awarded an OBE (Order of the British Empire) by the Queen in 1997 for his foreign reporting. Martin’s philosophy in life is, generally, that happiness is directly related to the distance from head office. Born in Worcester, England, and with a degree in modern history from Oxford University, he practiced his wanderlust immediately on graduation by going to California, where he was, variously, a school teacher, encyclopedia salesman, bartender, and ski bum for three years. He joined the newspaper immediately on returning to the U.K. and was soon posted to Washington for his first foreign assignment, arriving on the day of Richard Nixon’s first inauguration. Martin is addicted to any sport with a ball, playing mostly golf and tennis, but watching baseball avidly. Other distinctions include being the first Westerner to have danced in public with the current Empress of Japan and to have discovered a lost Raphael. He lives in Washington with his 44
wife, Kathleen Newland, cofounder of the Migration Policy Institute and an occasional CWA participant. Their daughter, Caroline, lives in Paris.
Terrence McNally While studying social relations at Harvard in the late 1960s, Terry McNally founded an alternative high school and ran a camp for chronic schizophrenics. He later produced and directed futurist documentaries featuring Buckminster Fuller and Robert Theobald. In 1992, he was a producer of the BBC’s Earth Summit special Greenbucks. As an actor he has appeared in over a hundred plays, films, and television shows and was murdered on Matlock, Dallas, Knot’s Landing, The Young and the Restless, and Battle Beyond the Stars. McNally is writer and producer of the classic novelty record Julie Brown’s Goddess in Progress, voted #4 EP in Village Voice‘s 1985 national critics’ poll. He directed the music video of Homecoming Queen’s Got a Gun, featuring frequent CWA attendee Stuart Schoffman as a slain math teacher. He was also a writer and producer of the 1989 cult comedy film Earth Girls are Easy, now in development as an off-Broadway musical. As a consultant, speaker, writer, and coach to nonprofits, foundations, public agencies, and progressive corporations, McNally helps folks clarify and communicate their messages, particularly through the unique power of compelling human stories. He is coauthor with Hyla Cass, MD, of Kava: Nature’s Answer to Stress, Anxiety, and Insomnia. McNally hosts interview programs on radio (kpfk.org), television, and the web. Find podcasts at terrymcnally.net.
62nd Judith Morrison Judith Morrison is the senior technical advisor in the Gender and Diversity Unit of the Vice-Presidency for Sectors at the InterAmerican Development Bank, where she is responsible for leading analytical and development initiatives to fully incorporate marginalized communities and women in lending strategy and operations. Morrison previously served as regional director for South America and the Caribbean at the Inter-American Foundation. Earlier she served as executive director of the InterAgency Consultation on Race in Latin America (IAC), a donor collaborative (comprising the Inter-American Development Bank, World Bank, Ford Foundation, and Department for International Development-U.K.), dedicated to promoting development policies for marginalized communities in Latin America. She held this assignment while simultaneously serving as a senior associate at the Inter-American Dialogue. A frequent participant at the Conference on World Affairs, Morrison has presented throughout Latin America, the Caribbean, the United States, South Africa, and Europe, and has been interviewed on issues of development and equity by numerous international newspapers and broadcast outlets. Morrison has published articles and book chapters on equity and development for the United Nations, the Inter-American Development Bank, the U.S. Government, and the academic and popular press. Morrison has consulted with the Foreign Service Institute and served on the Public Policy and International Affairs Program (PPIA) board of directors. She was named a senior fellow at the Phelps Stokes Fund and was an Aspen Institute Socrates fellow. Morrison holds a degree in poverty alleviation and income distribution from MIT, where she was a Woodrow Wilson fellow.
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Gerald Murray Gerald Murray has a BA from Harvard and a PhD in anthropology from Columbia University. He is an anthropologist at the University of Florida. Since the 1970s, most of his research has been conducted in Haiti. His articles and reports have dealt with Haitian land tenure, market women, emigration, child trafficking, traditional healing, folk religion (vodou), and other topics. He directed a tree-planting project in which more than 300,000 Haitian farm families voluntarily planted trees on their own land. Shortly before the earthquake there, he spent six weeks conducting fieldwork on conflict issues on the Dominican-Haitian border. Murray teaches courses on the Caribbean, anthropological linguistics, the anthropology of religion, and the anthropology of religious violence. He has written three books, two dozen articles, and over 60 applied anthropological reports for 28 public and private agencies, based on fieldwork in 15 countries. He has been called on by the World Bank, UNESCO, Inter-American Development Bank, USAID, the Peace Corps, and, after the earthquake in Haiti, the U.S. Southern Command. He has presented scholarly papers at conferences in six countries, and has studied 16 languages. In recent years, Murray switched his research focus from Spanish and Creole speakers in Haiti and the Dominican Republic to Hebrew and Arabic speakers in Israel, the Gaza Strip, and the West Bank. He has lived among Jews, Muslims, and Palestinian Christians, and has tried to view their lives from both sides of the barbed wire. The recent earthquake has brought him “back home” to Haiti.
Daniel Odescalchi Daniel Odescalchi has worked with political parties in Lebanon, Iraq, Eastern Europe, and the United States as president of Strategic Advantage International, a political consulting and public opinion management firm based in New York. Odescalchi has assisted the Center for International Private Enterprise in teaching Iraqi political parties to develop party platforms and run campaigns. He was one of the first to be hired on the highly publicized Tea Party candidacy of conservative Doug Hoffman in New York’s 23rd Congressional District. Odescalchi has advised political operatives from Ukraine, Serbia, Belarus, Romania, Russia, and Croatia and has consulted for political leaders in Hungary, Romania, Slovakia, and Bosnia-Herzegovina. He founded the Survival in a Democracy Project, which assisted new democratic parties in Eastern Europe. To raise the funds for the project, he worked with 13 international organizations, including USIS, the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, and the Westminster Foundation. An expert on voter trends in emerging democracies, Odescalchi has spoken extensively on the topic. He was deputy national political director for the presidential bid of Republican Steve Forbes and assisted former New York Governor George Pataki. Odescalchi is also president of Electric Reels Productions, which specializes in political advertising. He is a contributing author to the Handbook of Political Marketing and provides government relations assistance to corporate clients.
Ruth Oratz Ruth Oratz is clinical associate professor of medicine at the New York University School of Medicine. She is also the founder and director of The Women’s Oncology &
Wellness Practice in New York City. Oratz is a board-certified medical oncologist, who specializes in treating women with breast cancer and those at high risk for cancer. A fellow of the American College of Physicians, Oratz graduated from Radcliffe College/Harvard University and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, completing her post-doctoral training in internal medicine and medical oncology at the NYU School of Medicine. In addition to teaching, Oratz has been involved in clinical research and is widely published in her field. Her current research activities include clinical trials with novel agents for all stages of breast cancer, genomics in the diagnosis of early stage breast cancer, and genetic susceptibility and risk factors for breast cancer. She is on the Breast Cancer Research Committee of US Oncology and serves as an advisor to several national organizations. Oratz teaches ethics and humanities to medical students and house-officers both in the lecture hall and at the bedside. Committed especially to helping women with cancer continue to live their lives fully, she is active both locally and nationally as a health-care educator, appearing on television and radio and lecturing to the public. Oratz was named Physician of the Year by Cancer Care in 2005, and has been listed in “The Best Doctors in America” in Redbook magazine and “The Best Doctors in NYC” in New York magazine.
Naomi Oreskes Naomi Oreskes earned her PhD at Stanford University and is professor of history and science studies at the University of California, San Diego. Her research focuses on the historical development of scientific knowledge, methods, and practices in the earth and environmental sciences, and on understanding scientific consensus and dissent. She has held grants from the National Science Foundation, the National Endow45
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Participant Prosopography ment for the Humanities, and the American Philosophical Society, and is listed in Who's Who in America and Who's Who in Science and Engineering. Oreskes is the author of The Rejection of Continental Drift: Theory and Method in American Earth Science, and editor with Homer Le Grand of Plate Tectonics: An Insider's History of the Modern Theory of the Earth, cited by Library Journal as one of the best science and technology books of 2002. Her published articles have included "Verification, Validation, and Confirmation of Numerical Models in the Earth Sciences" (Science) and "Objectivity or Heroism: On the Invisibility of Women in Science" (Osiris). She is currently completing Science on a Mission: American Oceanography in the Cold War and Beyond. Oreskes's most recent work deals with the science of climate change. Her 2004 essay, "The Scientific Consensus on Climate Change" in Science, led to op-ed pieces across the country and has been widely cited in the mass media, including the Royal Society's publication, A Guide to Facts and Fictions about Climate Change, and, most recently, in Al Gore's movie, An Inconvenient Truth. Her new book, Merchants of Doubt, coauthored with Erik Conway, will be published this year.
Tina Packer Tina Packer, founder and artistic director of Shakespeare & Company, is one of the country’s foremost experts on Shakespeare and theatre arts. She created Shakespeare & Company in 1978 to be an American company of the highest standard that holds language at its center. Born in England and trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, Tina was an associate artist with the Royal Shakespeare Company and performed in the West End and on BBC television. She has received more than 20 awards, honors, and fellowships, including: Boston’s coveted Elliot 46
Norton Award (twice), Guggenheim and Bunting fellowships, and Massachusetts’ highest cultural honor, The Commonwealth Award. In 2009, The Boston Globe called her “one of the state’s great figures.” She has directed nearly every Shakespeare play. Packer’s business book, Power Plays: Shakespeare’s Lessons in Leadership, was published in 2000. Tales from Shakespeare, a retelling of Shakespeare plays for young people, appeared in 2004 and won the Parents’ Choice Award. Packer’s recent onstage roles at Shakespeare & Company include: Queen Gertrude in Hamlet, Cleopatra in Antony and Cleopatra, and the title role in Shirley Valentine. She played Martha in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? at The Publick Theatre in Boston last fall, and has upcoming engagements in spring and summer 2010 at Shakespeare & Company and in England.
Kyle D. Pruett Kyle Pruett is a clinical professor of psychiatry and nursing who served as director of medical studies at the Yale School of Medicine’s Child Study Center and received the Lifetime Distinguished Teaching award. He also helped found the Performing Arts Medicine Association, and has been in the private practice of infant, child, and family psychiatry since 1974. As president of Zero to Three, the national center for infants, toddlers, and their families, Pruett headed one of the nation’s most prestigious multidisciplinary training programs for infant/family professionals. He also conducted a landmark study demonstrating the powerful, positive impact that early caregiving by fathers can have on a child’s social and intellectual development. Pruett’s publications include The Nurturing Father, winner of the American Health Book Award, Fatherneed: Why Father Care Is as Essential as Mother Care for Your Child, and Me, Myself and I: The Child’s Sense of Self, which won the Independent Book Publisher’s Award. His other writings and media appearances have provided countless par-
ents with useful guidance on early childhood development and effective parenting practices. He consults for NBC’s Dateline, ABC News, CBS Morning News, National Public Radio, the PBS National Advisory Board, and Sesame Workshop. Chosen by Peter Jennings to co-host the Children’s Town Meeting on the Saturday after 9/11, he co-hosted with Oprah Winfrey her award-winning video for new parents, Begin With Love. With his wife, Marsha Kline Pruett, he is co-investigator in the Collaborative Divorce Project to reduce the trauma of divorce in young children’s lives, and for the ongoing abuse and neglect prevention study, “Supporting Fatherhood Initiative,” in California.
Kavita N. Ramdas Kavita N. Ramdas is president and CEO of the Global Fund for Women, the world’s largest grantmaking foundation focused exclusively on supporting international women’s human rights. For three decades, Ramdas has worked to empower women worldwide with the financial resources to increase girls’ access to education, defend women’s right to health and reproductive rights, prevent violence against women, and advance women’s political participation and economic empowerment. Since 1996, she has provided leadership and direction to the Global Fund, growing its assets from $6 to $21 million. Having served on the boards of the Women’s Funding Network, the Women’s Rights Prize of the Gruber Foundation, and the Ethical Globalization Initiative, Ramdas is currently serving on the Global Development Advisory Panel of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Advisory Panel of the Asian University for Women, and the board of trustees of Princeton University. Ramdas has written for Foreign Affairs, The Huffington Post, The Nation, and numerous other publications, and she has appeared on Bill Moyers Journal, NPR, and other media. She is the recipient of several philanthropic and leadership awards, including most recently,
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Participant Prosopography the Haridas and Bina Chaudhuri Award for Distinguished Service, presented by the California Institute of Integrated Studies (CIIS). Ramdas received her master’s degree from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University and her bachelor’s degree from Mount Holyoke College. She is fluent in Hindi/Urdu, English, and German, and conversational in Tamil, Spanish, and French.
Douglas Ray Doug Ray is associate laboratory director of the U. S. Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. He is a recognized authority on the scientific and technical challenges required to decarbonize the global energy system and the environmental consequences of energy production and use on a global scale. Ray’s current areas of focus include science for energy efficiency, renewable energy, climate change and its impacts, emissions capture and storage, and high-performance computing for clean energy applications. This work involves investigating new carbon capture materials, new energy storage materials, and the potential role of biology in transforming the global energy system. Ray obtained an AB from Kalamazoo College and a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley. He is a contributing member of a variety of national and international organizations, including the Chemical Sciences Roundtable of the National Academy of Sciences, which is devoted to the health of the chemical sciences in the United States, and the International Energy Agency’s Expert’s Group on Science for Energy, which is devoted to enhancing international collaboration on science for energy.
Bill Reinert Bill Reinert is national manager of advanced technology for Toyota Motor Sales, USA. His primary function is to coordinate Toyota’s various research, development, and marketing activities related to alternativefueled vehicles and emerging technologies. He is currently working on several advanced hybrid electric products, direct hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, reformed fuel approaches for hydrogen, full-featured electric vehicles, city electric vehicles, plug-in hybrid concepts, ethanol fuels, and sustainable transportation systems. Reinert also represents Toyota as a key partner with the World Wildlife Fund on environmental conservation efforts in the Galapagos Islands. Before taking over Toyota’s North American fuel cell efforts, Reinert and his team were responsible for product planning of the current generation Prius. Prior to joining Toyota, Reinert spent several years developing advanced neural network applications and advanced energy systems for Hewlett Packard; he also developed alternative energy solutions under contract to Bell Labs. Reinert is a former Navy submariner and a graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Sarah Rich Sarah Rich is a leading voice in the fields of sustainability and new media. She is recognized for her expertise in green design and architecture, food, technology, consumer culture, and trend forecasting. She is currently a senior editor at Dwell magazine, based in San Francisco. Prior to joining Dwell, Rich was the managing editor of Worldchanging, the awardwinning online publication focused on solutions for a sustainable future. While there, she coauthored and edited the bestselling book Worldchanging: A User’s Guide
for the 21st Century. She was also managing editor of Inhabitat, one of the largest web sites on sustainable design and architecture. Rich received her BA from Stanford University in cultural and social anthropology, and began her professional life in the world of food. She worked as a food justice community advocate, a production assistant for the Food Network, and a chef at the Berkeley Art Museum café. She is a founding editor of CivilEats.com, a nationally recognized web site about farm and food policy that emerged from the 2008 Slow Food Nation event. Rich’s work has been published in BusinessWeek, The Globe and Mail newspaper, ReadyMade magazine, Creative Review magazine, and Urban Design Review. She has lectured in Brazil, India, the United Arab Emirates, and throughout North America, and has been a new media and sustainability expert commentator on NPR, BBC World Service, and Current TV. She serves on the board of directors for Project H, a nonprofit organization working to promote humanitarian design.
Josh Rushing Josh Rushing co-hosts Fault Lines, the flagship current affairs program about the Americas on Al Jazeera English. As an international correspondent, Rushing has hosted and produced programs all over the world, from war-torn Iraq to drugfueled Colombia to bomb-laden Laos. In 2009, Rushing’s coverage tackled issues such as the criminalization of the mentally ill in America and the rise of dominionist Christians in the U.S. military. Multiple trips to Afghanistan saw him embedded with U.S. Marines in the Helmand Province on the eve of Afghanistan’s historic national elections, and later on, in the Wardak Province, he challenged reports that the Taliban’s control had reached the gates of Kabul. Rushing released his first book in 2007, 47
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Participant Prosopography Mission Al Jazeera: Build a Bridge, Seek the Truth, Change the World. The book blends his personal story with a unique behind-thescenes look into the controversial Al Jazeera broadcast networks. A former U.S. Marine captain with 15 years of service, Rushing served as a spokesperson at Central Command in Doha, Qatar, during Operation Iraqi Freedom. An independent film, Control Room, captured his efforts to communicate the American message on Al Jazeera. The documentary debuted at the Sundance Film Festival in 2004 and enjoyed theatrical release around the world. Every major news outlet has covered Rushing’s career, including The Today Show, Anderson Cooper 360, The O’Reilly Factor, NPR’s Fresh Air and All Things Considered, Fast Company magazine, GQ, the Los Angeles Times, USA Today, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal. Rushing has three sons, one daughter, and a very understanding wife.
Kirsten Sanford Kirsten (Kiki) Sanford is a specialist in learning and memory. She is the founder and host of the popular This Week in Science radio show/podcast, a weekly program broadcast from the University of California, Davis. In 2005, Sanford was awarded the American Association for the Advancement of Science Mass Media Science and Engineering Fellowship in recognition for her work with her radio show. Following the fellowship, she worked as a television news producer at WNBC in New York City with noted health and science reporter Max Gomez. In late 2007 and early 2008, Sanford expanded her communications work into online video. Her newest online video venture, Dr. Kiki’s Science Hour, was launched in May 2009, with noted technology pundit Leo Laporte. Additionally, Sanford hosts Potential En48
ergy, a podcast about alternative energy concerns and solutions, and is a regular guest on both This Week in Media and This Week in Tech. She contributes weekly to several blogs and is slated to co-host a new, skeptical reality TV show called The Skeptologists. She is also reporter-at-large for the Science Channel, a contributor to Brink, and has appeared on CBS’s The Doctors. Sanford has dabbled in sailing, gymnastics, martial arts, hula hooping, and yoga. She enjoys bird watching, cooking, reading fiction novels, watching movies, dancing to loud music, and a nice glass of red wine, not necessarily in that order or at the same time. She holds a BS in conservation biology and a PhD in molecular, cellular, and integrative physiology from the University of California, Davis.
Mark Schapiro Mark Schapiro is senior correspondent at the Center for Investigative Reporting. He specializes in international environmental stories appearing in print, for publications such as Harpers Magazine, Mother Jones, the Los Angeles Times, and others; on television, where he is a correspondent for PBS’s Frontline/World; and on the public radio program Marketplace. His February cover story for Harpers Magazine offered an inside look at the global carbon markets, and he is currently collaborating with PBS in an ongoing inquiry into the emerging anticarbon economy. In his most recent book, Exposed: The Toxic Chemistry of Everyday Products and What’s at Stake for American Power, Schapiro investigated the response of U.S. transnational corporations to the global shift in environmental power and the European Union’s strengthening of environmental health protections. Prior to working at CIR, Schapiro lived in New York City, where he was a magazine writer and a television reporter for the PBS show NOW with Bill Moyers. He has worked and lived extensively overseas, in Eastern
and Western Europe and in Latin America. Schapiro has won many journalism awards, and he lectures regularly on international journalism, the media, and investigative reporting.
Stuart Schoffman Stuart Schoffman is a senior fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem and editor of Havruta: A Journal of Jewish Conversation. A native of Brooklyn, New York, he is a graduate of Harvard and Yale. He began his career in the 1970s as a business journalist, segued to Hollywood as screenwriter and book critic, and in 1988 landed in Israel, where he has lived ever since. A regular participant at the Conference on World Affairs since 1983, Schoffman has taught either film or American history at Claremont-McKenna College, the University of Texas at Austin, the University of Southern California, and Tel Aviv University. From 1990 to 2007 he was a columnist for the Jerusalem Report, a biweekly newsmagazine printed on paper. He does not blog, though that too could change. His Hollywood oeuvre included a rewrite of the superfluous 1986 remake of Invaders from Mars and a Navy SEALS movie, The Finest Hour (1991). More recently, he scripted Eyes Wide Open (2008), a documentary about American Jews visiting Israel. In the mid-1990s, Schoffman was a consultant to the joint Israeli-Palestinian production of Sesame Street. In 2006 and 2007, in Bosnia and Turkey, he served on the faculty of the International Summer School on Religion and Public Life. Schoffman writes each month for several Jewish newspapers in the United States and also translates Hebrew literature. His translation of Friendly Fire, a novel by A.B. Yehoshua, was shortlisted for the 2009 Independent Foreign Fiction Prize in the UK. Most recently, he translated David Grossman’s libretto of Itamar Meets a Rabbit, an opera for children. He is currently completing a book about Jewish history and memory.
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Howard Schultz Howard Schultz was named by Los Angeles magazine as one of the city’s most influential people for the worldwide success of his television show, Extreme Makeover. He followed that success with two other hits, Next!, one of the highest rated shows in MTV history (seen in more than 60 countries), and The Moment of Truth for FOX, one of the highest rated shows on television (now seen in more than 100 countries). Schultz formed his company, Lighthearted Entertainment, in 1992, following his production of the breakthrough hit, Studs. His vision gave birth to an entirely new genre of television programming known as “relationship shows.” The company continues to distinguish itself today by creating breakout hits from cutting-edge ideas. Since 2002, Lighthearted Entertainment has also become a global leader in television formats. Schultz has traveled extensively throughout the world, working with local producers and their productions of his company’s programs. In 2008, The Hollywood Reporter, a leading entertainment industry newspaper, named Schultz as one of the top 50 forces in reality television. Schultz received his bachelor of arts degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He is married and has three sons.
Eric Selbin Eric Selbin is one of the leading “fourth generation” theorists of revolution. He is a professor of political science and university scholar at Southwestern University. From 2003 to 2006, Selbin also held a joint appointment as professor of peace and conflict studies at Umeå University in Sweden. Selbin’s first book was Modern Latin American Revolutions, published in 1993 and revised in 1999. His current book, Rev-
olution, Rebellion, Resistance: The Power of Story, contends that we need to look beyond economic, political, and social structural conditions to the thoughts and feelings of the people who make revolutions, and specifically to the role(s) of myth, memory, mimesis, and the stories of past injustices and struggles that people relay and rework as they fight in the present toward a better future. He has recently completed with Meghana Nayak Decentering International Relations and is currently completing with John Foran and Jack Goldstone Understanding Revolutions. Selbin has published a number of articles and book chapters on matters revolutionary, most recently on what was so revolutionary about the Iranian revolution and whether the Cuban revolution still matters. He is co-editor with Professor Vicki Golich of the book series New Millennium Books in International Studies for Rowman & Littlefield. In 2007, Selbin was one of two current professors selected among Southwestern’s “Alltime ‘Fave Five’ Faculty” by the SU Alumni Association, and in 2002, he received the Exemplary Teaching Award from the Board of Higher Education and Ministry of the United Methodist Church.
Troy Senik Troy Senik is a political speechwriter and columnist. He currently serves as a contributing editor for the Center For Individual Freedom, a Washington-based think tank that supports limited government, personal freedom, and a strong national defense. Senik was a speechwriter for President George W. Bush during his second term, and previously wrote for former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich and California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. He has also previously served as a research fellow at the Tennessee Center for Policy Research, an editor of the International Dictionary of Economics, and the opinion editor of the Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journal, the nation’s largest daily legal newspaper. In addition to regularly appearing in print and
broadcast media, he continues to work as a communications and policy consultant for conservative political figures. Senik is currently coauthoring a book on the future of the Republican Party with Robert Kaufman, as well as working on a project focusing on government reform in his home state of California. He holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and philosophy from Belmont University and a master’s degree in public policy from Pepperdine University.
Tom Shadyac Tom Shadyac is a graduate of the University of Virginia, and first entered show business as a joke writer for Bob Hope. He has since become an acclaimed filmmaker, directing some of the most successful comedy features over the past 15 years, including Ace Ventura, The Nutty Professor, Liar, Liar, Patch Adams, Bruce Almighty, and Evan Almighty. Although Shadyac’s show business career may seem to be the most alluring aspect of his life, it’s his personal philosophy and life shifts that have set him apart. What might those life shifts and philosophies be? Well, you’ll just have to come hear him speak about true wealth, unlearning, the real revolution, moral laws, integrity, and raging. Currently, Shadyac is directing a documentary entitled, I AM, which asks some of today’s significant minds two questions: “What’s wrong with our world?” and “What can we do about it?” In the film, he searches for the fundamental endemic root cause of all the world’s problems. (No, it’s not TV!) In addition, Shadyac teaches at Pepperdine University and will also be hosting a talk show this spring on the Oprah Winfrey Network.
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Susan Shaer Susan Shaer is a leader of women in politics. She heads the national women’s peace and security organization WAND (Women’s Action for New Directions), a politically savvy, progressive policy organization with an affiliated PAC that has helped elect 48 women to the U.S. Congress. WAND produces policy papers on topics such as private sector jobs that can replace military jobs, climate security, where military spending is hidden in the federal budget, and more. A leader of the anti-war movement, Shaer initiated and cochairs Win Without War, the national mainstream coalition against the U.S. war in Iraq and Afghanistan. She is a founder of Faithful Security (the National Religious Partnership on the Nuclear Weapons Danger), previously cochaired Project Abolition, and served on the executive team of the Peace and Security Initiative. Shaer is a founding member of the Campaign for America’s Future; the head of the Clearinghouse for Women Candidates at the Institute of Politics, the Kennedy School, Harvard; an award-winning cable TV moderator; and a radio commentator on women in politics and issues related to empowering women to act politically to reduce excessive military spending and redirect it to unmet human and environmental needs. Shaer has trained women to run for office from Caribbean nations and Mexico, and has helped NGOs in Kosovo learn how to build transparency in government.
Adil Shamoo Adil Shamoo is a senior analyst for the Foreign Policy in Focus project of the Institute for Policy Studies. His contributions 50
have centered on scientific research and more recently on bioethics. Founder and editor-in-chief of the journal Accountability in Research, Shamoo serves on the editorial board of the Drug Information Journal. He is also a member of the Defense Health Board (DHB), chairing the medical ethics subcommittee. In addition, he was a member of the National Human Research Protections Advisory Committee (NHRPAC), and he cofounded the human rights organization Citizens for Responsible Care and Research (CIRCARE). Shamoo has held full-time faculty appointments at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, East Carolina University, the National Institutes of Health, the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, the Max Planck Institute of Biophysics in Frankfurt, Mount Sinai School of Medicine of the City University of New York, and the University of Louisville. He has written/edited 15 books in science and bioethics and contributes often to newspapers and websites on topics related to ethics and public policy. His opinion editorials appear in major newspapers, including The Christian Science Monitor and The Baltimore Sun. Shamoo has been cited in and has appeared many times on local and national media, including CBS’s 48 hours, Newsweek magazine, and National Public Radio. He also has testified before many congressional committees. Shamoo was born in Baghdad, Iraq, and obtained his BSc at the University of Baghdad, an MS at the University of Louisville, and a PhD from the City University of New York.
Shodekeh Hip hop artist, vocalist, and collector of eclectic musical experiences, Shodekeh is a professional beatboxer who has cultivated his craft since 1987. By vocally embodying a range of sounds from drum sets to ocean waves, Shodekeh actively engages in a variety of creative genres from jazz, to modern dance, to the visual arts. Based in the Balti-
more area, Shodekeh is the founding director of Embody: A Festival & Series of the Vocal Arts, which aims to celebrate the many great vocalic traditions of our world’s arias, vocal percussionists, and experimental bards.
Seth Shostak An astronomer at the SETI Institute in California’s Silicon Valley, Seth Shostak is engaged in the scientific search for extraterrestrial intelligence. This subject has been known to incite otherwise rational folk to claim that aliens are buzzing the countryside and occasionally making unholy interferences into their personal lives. Shostak spent the early decades of his increasingly lengthy life studying galaxies using radio telescopes. At some point during these scholarly activities, he realized that the hardware used to plumb the depths of the universe could also be turned to the task of seeking intelligent cosmic company. He now occupies his days, and quite a few nights, with efforts to eavesdrop on alien radio broadcasts. He has written hundreds of popular articles on astronomy, film, technology, and other sundry and enervating topics. He has also assaulted the public with three inoffensive trade books on the efforts by scientists to prove that we’re not alone in the universe. With a Boulder-based coauthor, he has written a college textbook. He also hosts a weekly, one-hour radio show on science. Shostak’s background is eclectic and encompasses such diverse activities as filmmaking, railroading, and computer animation. A frequent lecturer and soundbite artist on television and radio, he can occasionally be heard lamenting that, according to his own estimate, he was born two generations too soon to benefit from the cure for death. He is the inventor of the electric banana, a fact that he continues to insist has had little positive effect on his lifestyle.
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Laura Simms Laura Simms is an internationally acclaimed storyteller, writer, educator, and advocate engaged in individual and community transformation. She is a senior teacher of Shambhala Buddhist meditation. Her newest performance, Mercy into the World, is about the power of compassion (Barbicon, London, Oslo University, and Arthur Mauro Peace and Justice Center in Manitoba, 2008). She is a contributing editor for Parabola magazine, and her essays on myth, imagination, and presence appear in many journals. Her newest book is Under the Currant Leaves. At present, Simms works with humanitarian organizations in Nepal, Sierra Leone, Austria, New Orleans, and Winnipeg, using contemplative storytelling for healing with youth and refugee women, and for building peace. She directs The Lion’s Roar project to save a zoo and a community in Romania. Currently the recipient of a Brimstone Award for Engaged Storytelling, she is also co-faculty for the New Generation Environmental Project with Terry Tempest Williams. Simms is an advocate for children affected by war, and works with Gillian Huebner at Search for Common Ground on the Story Project. She is the mother of Ishmael Beah, author of A Long Way Gone.
Lewis M. Simons Pulitzer Prize winner Lewis M. Simons began his career as a foreign correspondent in 1967, at the height of the Vietnam War. He saw the war through to the end, covering, in quick succession, the fall of Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam. Since then, Simons has reported on war, civil unrest, politics, and economics from throughout Asia, the Middle East, and the former Soviet Union. He was a staff correspondent for the Associated Press, The
Washington Post, Time Magazine, and Knight-Ridder Newspapers. In 1986, Simons won the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting, for exposing the billions of dollars looted from the Philippines by the Marcos family. He was twice more a Pulitzer finalist and was awarded an Edward R. Murrow Press Fellowship by the Council on Foreign Relations. Simons has received numerous other professional honors, including the George Polk Journalism Award. Simons is a graduate of New York University and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. His op-ed and analytical articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Foreign Affairs, The Atlantic, and the Smithsonian Magazine. He has contributed to National Geographic, and his work also has appeared in USA Today, The Huffington Post, The Daily Beast, and Daily Kos. He has appeared on ABC, NBC, MSNBC, and CNN. He is coauthor, with Senator Christopher S. Bond, of The Next Front: Southeast Asia and the Road to Global Peace with Islam. He also is author of Worth Dying For, and a contributing author of half a dozen books on war and international affairs.
E. Benjamin Skinner E. Benjamin Skinner is a fellow at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy of the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and a senior fellow at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism of Brandeis University. He is the first person in recorded history to have observed negotiations for the sale of human beings on four continents. His 2008 book, A Crime So Monstrous: Face-to-Face with Modern-Day Slavery, was awarded the 2009 Dayton Literary Peace Prize for nonfiction, and a citation from the Overseas Press Club in its book category for 2008. Skinner was named one of National Geographic’s Adventurers of the Year for 2008. Skinner serves on the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Illicit Trade. Previously he served as special as-
sistant to Ambassador Richard Holbrooke and as research associate for U.S. Foreign Policy at the Council on Foreign Relations. His articles have appeared in Time, Newsweek International, Travel and Leisure, the Los Angeles Times, The Miami Herald, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, and other publications. He is a graduate of Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut.
Fintan Steele Fintan Steele is director of communications and scientific education at the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, where he somewhat successfully seeks both to understand the data pouring in from the laboratories and to translate them into something accessible and non-frightening for normal people. Having survived a childhood in rural northern Illinois, eight years (including ordination to the priesthood) in a Benedictine monastery, coming out as a gay man while doing his doctorate at Notre Dame, endless nights in genetics labs, the ruthlessness of being a scientific journal editor, eking out a sane existence for several years in midtown Manhattan and, most recently, too many Nor’easters, Steele is surprised—and delighted—to find himself legally married to a sweet Southern boy, Scott Beard, with three Cornish Rex child-substitutes. The happy family lives in Medford, Massachusetts, near the putative route of Paul Revere’s alarmist ride and a couple blocks from a big rock marking Amelia Earhart’s childhood home.
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Michael Stoff Michael Stoff is a historian of the modern United States. He is the author of Oil, War, and American Security and co-author of Nation of Nations: A Narrative History of the American Republic; American Journey: The Quest for Liberty; The American Nation; and America: A History. He is also coeditor of The Manhattan Project: A Documentary Introduction to the Atomic Age and series coeditor of the Oxford New Narratives in American History. Stoff has lectured widely on modern American history, the American presidency, and American foreign affairs. He has been honored many times for his teaching, most recently with election to the Academy of Distinguished Teachers. Stoff received his PhD from Yale University. After teaching at Yale, he moved to the University of Texas at Austin, where he is currently a member of the history department. There he has served as director of the history honors program and the graduate program in history. At present, Stoff is director of the nationally acclaimed Plan II Honors Program, one of the oldest core curricula in the country.
Julia Sweeney Julia Sweeney is best known for her four hit seasons on Saturday Night Live, which featured her popular character, “Pat.” She has also created and starred in three critically acclaimed one-person shows. Sweeney started her acting career in Los Angeles at The Groundlings Theater, a wellknown improvisational and sketch comedy company. While there, she met fellow SNL cast members Phil Hartman and Jon Lovitz, and Saturday Night Live producer Lorne Michaels tapped her for the late-night show. In 1994, both Sweeney and her brother 52
Michael were diagnosed with cancer. Her experiences led her to write and star in God Said, “Ha!”, produced by Quentin Tarantino. Sweeney’s recording of the monologue earned her a Grammy nomination for best comedy album. Sweeney’s second monologue, In the Family Way, chronicles the adoption of her daughter from China. Her third monologue, Letting Go of God, ran for 10 months to sold-out crowds in Los Angeles before moving on to New York City. Sweeney worked as a producing consultant on Desperate Housewives, and as a consultant for three seasons on Sex and the City. She also acted in a number of films, including Pulp Fiction, Clockstoppers, Stuart Little, Beethoven 3 & 4, Stuart Saves His Family, and Coneheads. In television, she has appeared regularly on George and Leo, and Maybe It’s Me, and guest starred on 3rd Rock from the Sun, Frasier, Mad About You, and Sex and the City, among others. Sweeney is originally from Spokane, Washington. She attended the University of Washington in Seattle, and currently lives near Chicago with her husband and daughter.
Tjupurru Tjupurru is a proud descendant of the Djabera Djabera tribe of the Kimberley in Western Australia. Born in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, and settling in Cairns, Australia, Tjupurru began playing didjeridoo through a vacuum cleaner pipe in boarding school. His real love affair with the instrument came when he discovered the music of the Australian act Gondwanaland and didj player Charlie McMahon. Tjupurru plays a unique slide didjeridoo invented by McMahon, known as “the didjeribone”—a cross between a diji and a trombone. He picks up his sound through a seismic sensor called a “face bass” implanted inside his mouth. With the addition of sampling and electronic effects, he can perform as a one-man band to create songs and soundscapes that crisscross musical
genres. His work represents a mix of cultures, technologies, sounds, and musical ages to produce what he describes as 21st century “didjetronica.” Tjupurru has played throughout the world alongside numerous international artists and has performed with Nic Harcourt, Kaki King, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, and others in the United States. His debut recording, “Stompin’ Ground,” was released in September 2007, and subsequently was named in the Top 10 World Charts on radio station KCRW in Santa Monica. More recently, Tjupurru has been visiting schools across Australia, presenting his didjeribone show to the delight of thousands of students. In August 2009, he performed at Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre in Planet IndigenUs, billed as the world’s largest contemporary indigenous arts festival.
Nestor Torres Flautist Nestor Torres speaks through his instrument. Equally adept in jazz, classical, and Latin idioms, Torres’ command of the flute allows him a freedom of expression that is liberating, powerful, and genuine. Born in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, Torres studied at the Mannes School of Music in New York City and at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston. He moved to Miami in 1981, where he developed his career as a soloist by performing and recording with artists such as Ricky Martin, Tito Puente, Herbie Hancock, and Gloria Estefan. His recordings Treasures of the Heart and My Latin Soul were nominated for a Latin Grammy, and his production This Side of Paradise won the Latin Grammy award in the pop instrumental category on September 11, 2001. Torres says: “Receiving the Latin Grammy on 9/11 gave my music a stronger sense of mission and purpose. Terrorism and violence come from ignorance, anger, and hopelessness. Music inspires and empowers; it soothes the human heart and enlightens the spirit. I have made it my prime point to create music and live my life in a way that does just that.”
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Participant Prosopography From that experience he produced Dances, Prayers & Meditations for Peace in 2005, featuring a piece for the Dalai Lama, The Lotus Sutra of the Wonderful Law. Torres has received two honorary doctorate degrees, from Barry University and Carlos Albizu University, for his commitment to youth education and cultural exchanges. His latest recording, Nouveau Latino, was nominated for a Grammy in the Latin jazz category.
Sanho Tree Sanho Tree is a fellow and director of the Drug Policy Project at the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, D.C. The project works to end the war on drugs and replace it with policies that promote public health and safety as well as economic alternatives to the drug economy. The intersection of race and poverty in the drug war is at the heart of the project’s work. In recent years, the project has focused on the attendant collateral damage caused by the United States exporting its failed drug war to Colombia, Bolivia, and Afghanistan. Tree also studies the intersection of the war on drugs and the war on terror. His other interests include the culture war, third rail politics, and propaganda. Tree was born in Taiwan, but grew up on the mean streets of Reston, Virginia. He is a graduate of Hampshire College, and his secret ambition is to overthrow Anthony Bourdain and take over his TV show. Currently, he serves on the boards of Witness for Peace and the Andean Information Network. Tree is a former military and diplomatic historian, and he has collaborated in the past with Gar Alperovitz on the book The Decision to Use the Atomic Bomb and the Architecture of an American Myth (1995). From 1996 to 1997, he assisted entertainer Harry Belafonte and continues to work as an occasional consultant for him on international issues. He was also associate editor of CovertAction Quarterly, an award-winning magazine of investigative journalism. In the late 1980s, Tree worked at the International
Human Rights Law Group. He lives in Washington, D.C.
Erika B. Wagner Erika Wagner is an interdisciplinary engineer with passions for human spaceflight and innovation. She currently serves as executive director of the X PRIZE Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), exploring the ways in which large incentive prizes can be used to revolutionize fields from global health to energy storage and deep-sea exploration to bionics. Prior to this adventure, she served as science director and program manager for the Mars Gravity Biosatellite, a multi-university initiative to investigate the effects of reduced gravity on mammalian physiology. Wagner holds a bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering from Vanderbilt University, and a master’s from the department of aeronautics and astronautics at MIT. Her PhD research at the Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology Program in bioastronautics investigated the effects of gravitational loading on skeletal physiology. Wagner is also a proud alumna of the International Space University.
David M. Walker David M. Walker is president and CEO of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation. In this capacity he leads the foundation’s efforts to promote federal financial responsibility today in order to create more opportunity tomorrow. Prior to assuming his position with the foundation in March of 2008, Walker served as the seventh comptroller general of the United States and head of the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) for almost 10 years. This was one of Walker’s three presidential appointments, each by different presidents, during his 15 years of federal
service. Walker also has more than 20 years of private sector experience, including approximately 10 years as a partner and global managing director of human capital services for Arthur Andersen LLP. In addition to his leadership responsibilities at the foundation, Walker serves on various boards and advisory groups, including as chairman of the United Nations Independent Audit Advisory Committee, as a member of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board’s advisory committee, and as a member of the Trilateral Commission. Walker has authored three books. The most recent, Comeback America, shows how we can return to our founding principles of fiscal responsibility and stewardship for future generations. He is a frequent writer and commentator, and is a subject of the critically acclaimed documentary I.O.U.S.A.
Janine R. Wedel Janine Wedel writes about power, influence, and public policy through the unique lens of a social anthropologist. A professor in the School of Public Policy at George Mason University and senior research fellow at the New America Foundation, Wedel is the first anthropologist to win the Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order. After nearly 30 years studying communist and post-communist societies, Wedel has turned some of her energies to the United States. Her new book, Shadow Elite: How the World's New Power Brokers Undermine Democracy, Government, and the Free Market, charts a new system of power and influence at the dawn of the 21st century. The book received a starred review in Publishers Weekly and was Arianna's January 2010 Book Club selection for The Huffington Post. In addition to Shadow Elite and the prize-winning Collision and Collusion: The Strange Case of Western Aid to Eastern Europe, she has published The Unplanned Society (1992) and The Private Poland (1986), 53
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Participant Prosopography likened by The Christian Science Monitor to Hedrick Smith's The Russians. Wedel has contributed congressional testimony, scholarly articles, and opinion pieces to more than a dozen major outlets, including The New York Times, the Financial Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal Europe, The Nation, The National Interest, the Los Angeles Times, The Huffington Post, The Christian Science Monitor, the Boston Globe, and Salon. Her media appearances range from Al Jazeera to MSNBC, CNN, BBC, and NPR. She received a BA from Bethel College, an MA from Indiana University, and a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley.
Liz Weir Liz Weir is a professional storyteller and writer from Northern Ireland, where she is based at Ballyeamon Barn, a center for storytelling and traditional arts in the Glens of Antrim. Formerly children’s librarian for the city of Belfast, she now travels the world telling stories to adults and children. She organizes workshops and appears at major international festivals. Among the countries Weir has performed in are Israel, Germany, Canada, the United States, and Australia. Weir was the first winner of the International Storybridge Award from the National Storytelling Network, which cited her “exemplary work promoting the art of storytelling within Ireland and between other countries.” She is the author of two collections of stories for children, Boom Chicka Boom and Here, There and Everywhere, and has recently completed three series of books to enhance the Thinking Skills and Personal Capabilities curriculum in Northern Ireland primary schools. Her forthcoming picture book, When Day Went Away, is a story about prisons. Highlights for Weir in 2010 include being a featured teller at the Riverway Storytelling Festival in New York and a presenter at the Storytellers of Canada conference in New54
foundland. She serves as a tutor for Our Story Our Peace, a new storytelling and peace-building initiative in Northern Ireland. Weir firmly believes in the power of storytelling to promote understanding and aid conflict resolution. She describes CWA as “the best week in my year!”
Cora Weiss Cora Weiss has spent her life as a human rights and peace activist. From 1959 to 1963, she was the executive director of the African-American Students Foundation, which brought students from East Africa to the United States for higher education to prepare them to be nation builders following colonialism. She presented a paper about that historic experience at the Africa Studies Association meeting last November, and Tom Shachtman has published a book about the initiative, entitled Airlift to America: How Barack Obama, Sr., John F. Kennedy, Tom Mboya, and 800 East African Students Changed Their World and Ours. Weiss was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for her leadership of the 1999 Hague Appeal for Peace, and participated in the drafting of Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security. She directed the disarmament program at The Riverside Church in New York City from 1978 to 1988, when William Sloane Coffin was senior pastor there. Weiss also founded the Committee of Liaison With Families of Servicemen Detained in North Vietnam, and was a national leader of Women Strike for Peace, which led the campaign against atmospheric nuclear testing from 1961 to 1963. Weiss is a popular speaker on peace education and was president of the International Peace Bureau from 2000 to 2006. She speaks on disarmament and the need to abolish war, on gender and violence, and on the need for the full and equal participation of women in decision making.
62nd Peter Weiss Born in Vienna in 1925, Peter Weiss has led a double life as an intellectual property lawyer (retired) and a constitutional and human rights lawyer (active). He is currently president of the Lawyers’ Committee on Nuclear Policy, vice president of the Center for Constitutional Rights and of the International Association of Lawyers Against Nuclear Arms, and an advisor to the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights. Weiss served in the army in World War II, including a stint in a facility for the tortureless interrogation of high-level German prisoners of war. In 1952, he founded the International Development Placement Association, a precursor of the Peace Corps. He practiced intellectual property law as a partner in two trademark firms from 1955 to 2006, and as senior intellectual property counsel for Chanel from 1996 to 2006. He played major roles in the 1980 case that established the right of foreign victims to sue their torturers in the United States, and in the 1996 advisory opinion of the International Court of Justice declaring the threat and use of nuclear weapons to be illegal. Weiss has served as chairman of the board of the Institute for Policy Studies, as president of the American Committee on Africa, and as a trustee of St. John’s College. He also has a long-standing interest in trying, against all odds, to bring about a just and peaceful solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. He writes infrequently published op-eds and letters to editors and dabbles in poetry and tennis.
Ike Wilson Lieutenant Colonel-Promotable Isaiah (Ike) Wilson has earned a reputation as a versatile and innovative soldier-scholar. A
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Participant Prosopography 1989 graduate of West Point, he has had a diversity of assignments, including troop command in Germany and the Balkans during the 1990s civil wars and political-military research and advisory missions with the Army Chief of Staff; Director of Homeland Security; Commander, International Security Force-Afghanistan (ISAF); Chief of Mission, U.S. Embassy-Kabul; and others. A decorated combat veteran with combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, Wilson has become a leading advocate for change in America’s concepts of and approaches to security policy, war, and peace. Wilson’s military career has spanned troop-leading, staff-planning, and teaching assignments, and he has published extensively on organizational politics, civil-military relations, and national security (defense) policy. His 2007 book, Thinking Beyond War: Civil-Military Relations and Why America Fails to Win the Peace, along with his service on the 2003 Operation Iraqi Freedom Study Group, helped to increase public attention to the problems and errors in U.S. post-war planning for the Iraq War and sparked governmental movement toward policy reforms. He has been at the center of innovative planning in the future of U.S. intervention policy. With a PhD from Cornell University and multiple master’s degrees from civilian and military institutions, Wilson has held adjunct associate professorships at Columbia University, George Washington University, and the National War College. He now serves as associate professor with the department of social sciences at West Point, where he is director of the undergraduate program in American politics, public policy, and strategic studies.
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Participant Index ADAMS, GORDON 1113, 1861, 2166, 2451, 3511, 3715, 4314, 4466, 5317, 5515 ADLER, MARGOT 2211, 2466, 3716, 4462, 4661, 5116, 5319 ALMARIO, JUSTO 2941, 3311, 3511, 3701, 4164 ALOVERT, MARIA 1865, 2164, 2614, 3513, 3711, 4314, 5115, 5514 ARDILA-GOMEZ, ARTURO 1516, 1865, 2314, 3864, 4764, 5115, 5516 ARMATTA, JUDITH 1863, 2163, 2615, 3114, 4616, 5117, 5315 BAHRANI, RAMIN 1101, 1515, 1831, 2831, 3631, 3661, 3831, 4114 BARRAK, RONY 1114, 2941, 3601, 4613, 4832, 5319, 5515 BAUM, NOA 1862, 2611, 3601, 3863, 4611, 5313 BENDER, DAVID 1514, 1866, 2162, 2561, 3001, 3312, 4461, 4611, 5316 BERLET, CHIP 1866, 2612, 3001, 4112, 4615, 5114, 5319, 5512 BISHARAT, CHARLIE 1114, 1864, 2941, 3601, 3861, 4313, 4832, 5551 BOEL, PATRICK 1712, 2163, 3116, 3864, 4466, 4615, 4901, 5261 BOUTTE, LILLIAN 1516, 2111, 2941, 3361, 3861, 4614 CASON, ROXANNE 1711, 2763, 3315, 3865, 4561, 5316 CASTRO-NEVES, OSCAR 1114, 2941, 3861, 4164, 4832, 5551 56
CHITWOOD, JAYCIE 2311, 3513, 3711, 4764 DARK, TOM 1811, 2312, 3261, 4761, 5114 DAY, MOLLY 1864, 2112, 2463, 2763, 3114 DREYFUSS, ROBERT 1117, 1718, 2161, 3112, 3862, 4113, 4762, 5117 DUBOSE, LOU 1117, 1867, 2561, 2761, 3561, 4113, 4617, 5318 DUSSEAU, CHARLES 1712, 2616, 3864, 4617, 5116, 5514 DYSON, ESTHER 3250A, 3512, 3717, 4115 EBERT, CHAZ 1461, 2763, 3512, 4463, 5112 EBERT, ROGER 1831, 2831, 3512, 3831 4831 ELLIOTT, MICHAEL 4262, 4661, 5261, 5513 EMERSON, JIM 1001, 1831, 2613, 2831, 3831, 4113, 4463, 4831, 5113, 5312 FINK, MICHAEL 1515, 2162, 2613, 3501, 3661, 4311, 5111, 5312 GEORGE, ROBERT 1117, 2261, 2561, 3312, 4113, 4461, 4765, 5117, 5318 GHABRA, SHAFEEQ 3700A, 3863 GIESEN, CLARE 1115, 1716, 2164, 3114, 4112, 5318 GILLMOR, DAN 1717, 1861, 2313, 3111, 3862, 4262, 5111 GRUSIN, DAVE 1714, 2941, 3361, 3661, 3861, 4501, 4832, 5551
62nd GRUSIN, DON 1867, 2941, 3865, 4161, 4501, 4832, 5551 GURTOV, MEL 1112, 1718, 2461, 2615, 3411, 4211, 4465, 5161 HARRIS, JAY 1717, 1867, 2112, 3312, 3561, 4262, 4465 HERZOG, WERNER 1700A, 1831, 2111, 2466, 2831 HIGHTOWER, JIM 2300A, 2612, 3362, 4114, 4261, 4501 HOCHFELD, PAUL 1511, 2461, 3715, 4001, 4314, 4461, 5116, 5511 HOCKENBERRY, JOHN 1511, 1717, 2612, 3811, 4661, 5117, 5650A IBRAHIM, BARBARA 2112, 2315, 3111, 3714, 4462, 5115 IBRAHIM, SAAD 2315, 2903, 3311, 3461, 4111, 5315 IHNATKO, ANDY 1714, 1864, 2762, 3111, 3512, 3718, 4162, 5111 INNOCENT, MALOU 1718, 1861, 2461, 2764, 3116, 3515, 4466, 4617, 5317 JESS, CHARLES 1112, 1811, 2315, 3711, 4616, 5313, 5516 KASSOY, ANDREW 1715, 2112, 2463, 2765, 3211, 3515, 4115, 5112 KAUFMAN, ROBERT 1113, 1863, 2211, 2767, 3411, 3716, 4112, 4316, 4765 KELLY, LORELEI 1713, 2166, 2612, 3811, 4465, 4762, 5317 KLEINFELD, RACHEL 1863, 2463, 2903, 3111, 3865, 4115, 4316
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Participant Index KOEDDERMANN, ACHIM 1711, 3315, 4162, 4315, 5112 KOROMZAY, VAL 1514, 2163, 3662, 4615, 4901, 5112, 5261 LEVINE, HENRY 1112, 1712, 2767, 3411, 3863, 4211, 5261 LOZANO, ELIZABETH 1711, 2314, 3701, 4164, 4463, 5511 MARTIN, JUREK 1113, 1717, 2161, 2764, 3561, 4112, 4466, 5516 MCNALLY, TERRENCE 1113, 1515, 2313, 2465, 2764, 3362, 4611 MORRISON, JUDITH 1716, 2314, 2616, 3714, 3865, 4164, 4614, 5115 MURRAY, GERALD 1116, 1516, 2165, 2466, 3714, 4316, 5114 ODESCALCHI, DANIEL 1713, 2161, 2467, 2616, 3001, 3715, 4261, 4765, 4901 ORATZ, RUTH 1511, 1713, 2211, 3117, 3311, 3715, 4763, 5313, 5511 ORESKES, NAOMI 1111, 1500A PACKER, TINA 1515, 2261, 2451, 3114, 3511, 4114 PRUETT, KYLE 2761, 3117, 3311, 3811, 4561, 5161 RAMDAS, KAVITA 1116, 2165, 2611, 2763, 3714 RAY, DOUG 1111, 2164, 3711, 4764, 5311, 5514 REINERT, BILL 2764, 2900A, 3211, 4313, 4764 RICH, SARAH 1861, 2312, 2463, 2765, 3362, 3864, 4161, 4614, 5316
RUSHING, JOSH 1118, 2467, 2766, 3862, 4762, 5315, 5512 SANFORD, KIKI 1714, 2001, 2614, 3315, 3717, 4315, 4561, 5311 SCHAPIRO, MARK 1514, 2163, 2311, 3116, 3362, 4111, 4262 SCHOFFMAN, STUART 1118, 2312, 3261, 3461, 3862, 4311, 4761, 5316 SCHULTZ, HOWARD 1461, 1713, 2162, 2313, 2465, 3662 SELBIN, ERIC 1811, 2314, 3112, 3461, 4313, 4462, 5161 SENIK, TROY 1867, 2166, 2767, 3116, 4211, 4765, 5116, 5317, 5513 SHADYAC, TOM 1461, 2261, 2762, 3661, 4161, 4311, 5514 SHAER, SUSAN 1118, 1716, 2561, 3718, 4261, 4661, 5513 SHAMOO, ADIL 1863, 2315, 2467, 3117, 3513, 4001, 4314, 4763, 5311 SHODEKEH 1811, 2465, 2765, 2941, 3511, 4613, 5319, 5515 SHOSTAK, SETH 1111, 2613, 2761, 3211, 3361, 3717, 4315, 5111 SIMMS, LAURA 1115, 1711, 1862, 2165, 3852, 4114, 4761, 5511 SIMONS, LOUIS 1866, 2161, 2767, 3112, 3411, 4211, 4461, 4615, 5001 SKINNER, BENJAMIN 1115, 1516, 2165, 2461, 3718, 4616, 5113
62nd STEELE, FINTAN 1111, 1461, 2311, 3315, 3662, 4162, 4561, 4763, 5311 STOFF, MICHAEL 1115, 1514, 2762, 3261, 3716, 4261, 4761, 5513 SWEENEY, JULIA 1715, 2111, 2261, 3811, 4162, 4311, 4831, 5114, 5515 TJUPURRU 1116, 1601, 2941, 3718, 4161, 4613, 4832, 5101 TORRES, NESTOR 1114, 2941, 4614, 4832, 5313 TREE, SANHO 1116, 1715, 2211, 2766, 3515, 4111, 4617, 5113 WAGNER, ERIKA 1865, 2614, 2761, 3513, 3717, 4115, 4315, 5113 WALKER, DAVID 5400A, 5516 WEDEL, JANINE 1864, 2313, 2762, 3261, 3515, 3662, 4462, 5313 WEIR, LIZ 1862, 2615, 2902, 3461, 4313, 4611, 5101, 5312 WEISS, CORA 1716, 2611, 3863, 4111, 4616, 5161 WEISS, PETER 1118, 2615, 3716, 4316, 4465, 5315 WILSON, IKE 1350A, 2616, 2766, 3112, 4463, 4762, 5001, 5312, 5512
C ONCURRENT E VENTS Monday, March 29 7:30 p.m., Macky Auditorium 45th George Gamow Memorial Lecture Learning While Burning: Peak (whale) Oil, Changing Climate and Our Future Speaker: Richard Alley, Professor, Geosciences; Associate, Earth and Environmental Systems Institute at Pennsylvania State University For more information 303 551-3675 or www.colorado.edu/physics/Web/Gamow/lecture_2010.html Monday, April 5 1–1:50 p.m., UMC 235 Bringing the Conference on World Affairs to the World: CWA’s Online Audio Archive Bruce Montgomery, Faculty Director of Archives; Michael Dulock, Metadata Librarian; and Holley Long, Digital Initiatives Librarian, present a behind-the-scenes look at the CWA’s digital audio archive project. Join us for a preview and listen to recordings of illustrious speakers from memorable past CWA conferences. Monday April 5 7 p.m., Boulder Public Library Canyon Theater Boulder Library Cinema Program: Find Your Way Back to Books Screening of T he G o o d So ld ie r Šve j k ( Do b rý vo j ák Šv e jk ) For more information 303 441-3197 Monday, April 5 7 p.m., Hale 230 The Department of Peace and the National Peace Academy: Creating a Culture of Peace A panel discussion on the strategic tools and legislative and educational options for implementing peace. Panelists: Kristin Famula, Director of Outreach for the National Peace Academy, the State Coordinator for the CO Department of Peace campaign, and CO Department of Peace Poet Laureate Linda Ohlson Graham. Information email@example.com or www.codopcampaign.org Tuesday, April 6 7 p.m., Meadows Branch Library Eastern Cuba: Traveler’s 2010 Observations Photos and discussion Sponsored by Boulder-Cuba Sister City Organization Wednesday, April 7 6 p.m., Boulder Public Library Auditorium Roundtable Discussion and Presentation: Building Climate Resilience in Asia Institute for Social and Environmental Transition (ISET) For more information 720 564-0650
Thursday, April 8 7 p.m., Boulder Public Library Canyon Theater Boulder Library Cinema Program: Find Your Way Back to Books Screening of C h o p Sh o p For more information 303 441-3197 Thursday, April 8 7 p.m., Hale 230 Screening of the Film Je rus a le m: T h e E a st S id e St o ry Sponsored by the Rocky Mountain Peace and Justice Center For more Information 303 444-6981 x2 Friday, April 9 3-5 p.m., Carlson Gymnasium Buffalo Can Challenge: Yes You Can An annual food drive to fight hunger in Boulder County using a fun and creative approach consisting of building structures and sculptures using cans of food. All food is donated to Community Food Share. Come see the completed can art! Building begins at 9 a.m. Sponsored by the Ball Corporation, Institute for Ethical and Civic Engagement and the Volunteer Resource Center. For more information 303 492-1962 Saturday, April 10 11 a.m., Boulder Public Library Canyon Theater Boulder Library Annual Storytelling Festival: Promoting Peace Storytellers Liiz Weirr, Noaa Ba um m & Laa uraa Simms: Stories for Kids For more information 303 441-3196 Saturday, April 10 8 p.m., Lazy Dog Lounge (Sports Bar and Grill), 1346 Pearl Street Yuri’s Night Boulder 2010: World Space Party Dream. Explore. Celebrate. For more information http://boulder.yurisnight.net/ Sunday, April 11 2-5 p.m., Boulder Public Library Canyon Theater Boulder Library Annual Storytelling Festival: Promoting Peace Storytellers Liz Weir, Noa Baum & Laura Simms: Stories for All Ages For more information 303 441-3196 Friday, April 16 3 p.m. Math 100 MESSENGER to Mercury: Exploring the Sun’s Nearest Neighbor Distinguished Research Lecture delivered by Dan Baker, Director, Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) Sponsored by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research For more information 303 492-1825
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Congratulates the Conference on World Affairs in its Sixty-second Year!
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