Christopher Hedges is an American journalist, author, and war correspondent, specializing in American and Middle Eastern politics and societies. Chris Hedges is currently a senior fellow at The Nation Institute in New York City. He spent nearly two decades as a foreign correspondent in Central America, the Middle East, Africa and the Balkans. He has reported from more than fifty countries, and has worked for The Christian Science Monitor, National Public Radio, The Dallas Morning News, and The New York Times, where he was a foreign correspondent for fifteen years (1990–2005). In 2002, Hedges was part of the team of reporters at The New York Times awarded the Pulitzer Prize for the paper's coverage of global terrorism. He also received in 2002 the Amnesty International Global Award for Human Rights Journalism. He writes a weekly column on Mondays for Truthdig and authored the front-page article "This Rebellion Will Not Stop" for Issue 2 of the The Occupied Wall Street Journal (October 8, 2011), the newspaper giving voice to The Occupy Wall Street protests in New York City.
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Steve Farber is the president of Extreme Leadership, Incorporated, an organization devoted to the cultivation and development of Extreme Leaders in the business community. His latest book, Greater Than Yourself: The Ultimate Lesson In Leadership, was a Wall Street Journal® and USA Today® bestseller. His second book, The Radical Edge: Stoke Your Business, Amp Your Life, and Change the World, was hailed as “a playbook for harnessing the power of the human spirit.” And his first book, The Radical Leap: A Personal Lesson in Extreme Leadership, is already considered a classic in the leadership field.
Terry O'Neill is the President of the National Organization for Women. She is also President of the NOW Foundation and chair of the NOW Political Action Committees, and serves as the principal spokesperson for all three entities. She oversees NOW's multi-issue agenda, which includes: advancing reproductive freedom, promoting diversity and ending racism, stopping violence against women, winning lesbian rights, ensuring economic justice, ending sex discrimination and achieving constitutional equality for women. She has fought for equal rights as President of Louisiana NOW and New Orleans NOW, and as a member of the National Racial Diversity Committee. She is also a former law professor that has taught at Tulane University and at the University of California at Davis, where her courses included feminist legal theory and international women's rights law, in addition to corporate law and legal ethics.
Susan N. Herman is the President of the American Civil Liberties Union, a position she was elected to in October 2008, after having served on the ACLU National Board of Directors for twenty years, as a member of the Executive Committee for sixteen years, and as General Counsel for ten years. She is the author of several books, including her new release Taking Liberties: The War on Terror and the Erosion of Democracies. She holds a chair as Centennial Professor of Law at Brooklyn Law School, where she currently teaches courses in Constitutional Law and Criminal Procedure, and seminars on Law and Literature, and Terrorism and Civil Liberties.
Guy Kawasaki is truly one of the great tech and venture capital minds in the world. He is the co-founder of AllTop.com, an “online magazine rack” of popular topics on the web, and a founding partner at Garage Technology Ventures. Previously, he was the chief evangelist of Apple, where he was also part of the team that marketed the very first Macintosh computer in 1984. He is the author of ten books including Enchantment, Reality Check, The Art of the Start, Rules for Revolutionaries, How to Drive Your Competition Crazy, Selling the Dream, and The Macintosh Way.
John F. Burns is the London Bureau Chief for the New York Times, where he is the longest-serving foreign correspondent in the paper’s history, having worked for more than 30 years on assignment in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Europe. He is a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, as well as a two-time winner of the prestigious George Polk Award for foreign reporting. He has been a regular guest and contributor on numerous news shows, including Charlie Rose, NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, Morning Joe, Anderson Cooper 360, and others on NBC, CBS and ABC.
Bob King is one of he leading advocates for labor rights in the world. He was elected UAW President in June, 2010. Known for his activism and passionate belief in social and economic justice, King also served three terms as a UAW vice president. He has led delegations to all corners of the world to stand in solidarity with the oppressed. In 1990, he supported trade unionists and church members in El Salvador who were victims of a long campaign of deadly bombings, death-squad murders and disappearances carried out by Salvadoran soldiers trained by the U.S. military’s School of the Americas in Fort Benning, Ga. He’s a U.S. Army veteran and continues to play a key role in preserving labor rights in the US and beyond.
Dr. Jaffe is an internationally recognized scientist and public health leader, and is currently the Associate Director for Science at the Centers for Disease Control. In 1981, he joined a CDC task force investigating a new disease, soon to become known as AIDS. He led the first national case-control study to determine risk factors for the disease and the first natural history study of HIV. Over the next two decades he served in leadership positions in the CDC′s expanding HIV/AIDS programs, including Director of the Division of HIV/AIDS, Director of the Division of AIDS, STD, and TB Laboratory Research, and Director of the National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention. Dr. Jaffe is a member of the Institute of Medicine of The National Academies, the Infectious Diseases Society of America, and has been a Fellow of the UK Faculty of Public Health.
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