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Jaime Poland is a 12 year veteran high school English teacher with a Master’s Degree of Arts in English and Education. She is known for her innovative teaching strategies that connect the content of lessons to lifelong learning skills for better individuals in a better society. She has conducted writing workshops for her school and has earned multiple awards for the integration of technology in her classroom. She was most recently named teacher of the month in her school district for her use of social media while teaching Powerful Peace. Her first article about education will be published in the debut edition of De Oppresso Liber, a private military industry magazine.
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Jaime Poland is a 12 year veteran high school English teacher with a Master’s Degree of Arts in English and Education. She is known for her innovative teaching strategies that connect the content of lessons to lifelong learning skills for better individuals in a better society. She has conducted writing workshops for her school and has earned multiple awards for the integration of technology in her classroom. She was most recently named teacher of the month in her schoo
Lawrence Chickering has worked for more than 30 years on designing and implementing reforms of government institutions and policies to empower disadvantaged people. EGG is the third policy institute he has either founded or co-founded.
Lawrence has been associated with international organizations like Freedom House, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Pacific Council for International Policy, and Search for Common Ground.Lawrence has a long-time interest in conflict resolution and his 1993 book Beyond Left and Right is perhaps the leading philosophical call for a new U.S. political debate.
He is currently working on two new books: one presenting a strategy for promoting girl's education, and a second, co-authored book on citizens and foreign policy. He is a graduate of Stanford University and the Yale Law School, and is currently a Research Fellow at the Hoover Institutions.
Matthew Hoh is a Senior Fellow at the Center for International Policy and is the former Director of the Afghanistan Study Group, a network of foreign and public policy experts and professionals advocating for a change in US strategy in Afghanistan. A former State Department official, Matthew resigned in protest from his post in Afghanistan over US strategic policy and goals in Afghanistan in September 2009. Prior to his assignment in Afghanistan, Matthew served in Iraq; first in 2004-5 in Salah ad Din Province with a State Department reconstruction and governance team and then in 2006-7 in Anbar Province as a Marine Corps company commander. When not deployed, Matthew worked on Afghanistan and Iraq policy and operations issues at the Pentagon and State Department from 2002-8. Matthew’s writings have appeared in the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Defense News, the Guardian, the Huffington Post, USA Today, the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post. The Council on Foreign Relations has cited Matthew’s resignation letter from his post in Afghanistan as an Essential Document. In 2010 Matthew was named the Ridenhour Prize Recipient for Truth Telling. Matthew is a member of the Board of Directors for Council for a Livable World and is the Executive Director of the Project High Hopes Veterans Speech Therapy Program.
Joe Eldridge has spent more than twenty-five years working in the public policy arena as an advocate and analyst on international human rights and humanitarian issues. In 1991 he established the Washington Office of the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights; during the mid-1980s he worked in Honduras consulting on human rights and development issues; and after a three-year sojourn in Chile in the early 1970s he co-founded the Washington Office on Latin America and served as its first director. He has an MA in International Relations from American University, a MDiv from Perkins School of Theology at SMU, and a DMin from Wesley Theological Seminary.
Ms. Aziz’s practice focuses on immigration, employment, and civil rights matters. She currently teaches a course on national security law and policy at the .
Ms. Aziz served as a Senior Policy Advisor for the Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security where she worked on public policy at the intersection of national security and civil rights. She led various roundtables between government officials and community groups to foster constructive dialogue and mutual trust among stakeholders.
Ms. Aziz has published numerous online commentaries on issues at the intersection of national security and civil rights, including a commentary published on CNN.com entitled “Ease Restrictions on International Charities.” She currently serves as a member of the board of directors of the ACLU of Maryland.
David B. Rutherford is a former US Navy SEAL, Medic and Instructor. As a motivational speaker, he injects audiences with powerful information through high energy, multimedia presentations. His long lasting impact resulting from extraordinary expertise in topics of Self-Confidence and Team Life masterfully balances how to motivate and inspire others to commmit to living a ‘Squared Away’ life. His persistent emphasis on living a team orientated lifestyle and forging individual Self-Co
We will chat about how powerful it is to accept being good enough verses perfect. Co-Author of Good Enough Is the New Perfect: Finding Happiness and Success in Modern Motherhood. Hollee is a work/life columnist for the ABA Journal, the nation's premiere magazine for lawyers. She travels the country talking about work/life balance for university groups and women's conferences.
Mark retired from Navy with nearly 25 years of service in special operations and military medicine. During that time he served as Reconnaissance Marine, a Hospital Corpsman, a Navy SEAL and a Physician Assistant. Following retirement Mark has focused his efforts on issues supporting America's veterans and their families while he completed his memoir, Battle Ready, Memoir of a SEAL Warrior Medic, in which he openly discusses his personal battles with the lingering effects of combat.
Mark departed the service on 1 January 2010 as one of the highest decorated Afghanistan and Iraqi war veterans and the most decorated Medical Service Corps officer in the history of the United States Navy. His personal awards include the Navy Cross, the highest medal that can be awarded by the Department of the Navy and the nations second highest award for valor, second only to the Medal of Honor. He is also a recipient of the Silver Star, the Bronze Star for Valor, the Purple Heart, the Honduran Medal of Merit and various other personal decorations and campaign medals. Currently Mark serves as the Executive Director for NSWKIDS a non-profit supporting the children of the special operations community and volunteers Director of the Member Life Assistance Program for the UDT-SEAL Association.
Suhail A. Khan serves as a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Global Engagement, a Christian think-tank dedicated to promoting religious freedom. He is a DC-based attorney, conservative activist and Chairman of the Conservative Inclusion Coalition (CIC), an organization dedicated to promoting the conservative message to Americans of all ethnic, racial and faith backgrounds. and has experience serving on Capitol Hill, the Executive Branch including the White House, political campaigns, and on the boards of various advocacy organizations.
Suhail served as Policy Director and Press Secretary for U.S. Congressman Tom Campbell (R-CA), in both terms of the Bush Administration serving in the White House Office of Public Liaison and at the U.S. Department of Transportation where he was awarded the Secretary's Team Award in 2005 and the Secretary's Gold Medal for Outstanding Achievement in 2007.
Suhail serves on the Board of Directors of the American Conservative Union. At the 2010 annual CPAC convention, Suhail was awarded the Young Conservative Coalition's Buckley Award for his leadership in establishing the CIC.
In August 2010, Suhail led a delegation of major American faith leaders to Auschwitz and Dachau concentration camps. Upon returning to the U.S., the delegation issued a statement and testified before Congress condemning Holocaust-denial and anti-Semitism. Suhail led a second delegation of international leaders to visit the death camps in May 201
If you remember the old Helen Reddy song, "I Am Woman", she talks about learning and experiencing and refusing to go back to what she was before.
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