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  • 00:33

    Powerful Peace in the Classroom with Jaime Poland Part 2

    in Education

    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.
    More info on Jaimee's use of Powerful Peace in her classroom can be found 

  • 00:15

    Powerful Peace with Jaime Poland, Educator Part 2

    in Current Events

    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

  • 00:58

    Powerful Peace with Lawry Chickering

    in Current Events

    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.

  • 00:58

    Powerful Peace with Matthew Hoh

    in Current Events

    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.
       

  • 00:31

    Powerful Peace with Mark Gerzon

    in Current Events

    Mark Gerzon is one of the key architects of the field of global leadership and an experienced facilitator in high-conflict zones. He has advised a wide variety of organizations including the US Congress, multinational corporations, and UNDP. The author of numerous books, including Leading Through Conflictand Global Citizens, he is currently serving as UN advisor on leadership in conflict-torn countries in Africa and Asia.

  • 00:37

    Powerful Peace with Joseph Eldridge

    in Current Events

    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.

  • 01:04

    Powerful Peace with Sahar Aziz

    in Politics

    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.

  • 00:55

    Powerful Peace with Mark Donald

    in Current Events

    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.      

  • 00:52

    Powerful Peace with Derek Leebaert on counter-terrorism

    in Current Events

    Derek Leebaert, who has taught foreign policy at Georgetown University for fifteen years, is a partner in the Swiss management consulting firm, MAP AG. His previous books include The Fifty-Year Wound: How America's Cold War Victory Shapes Our World (2002) and To Dare and to Conquer: Special Operations and the Destiny of Nations from Achilles to Al Qaeda (2006). He is also a coauthor of the MIT Press trilogy on the information technology revolution, and a founding editor of International Security and The International Economy, as well as editorial board member of European Security. He served in the US Marine Corps Reserve and is a director of the U.S. Army Historical Foundation, Providence Hospital in Washington, D.C., and of other public service institutions.

  • 00:58

    Powerful Peace with ret- SEAL David Rutherford

    in Current Events

    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-Confidence truly inspires all attendees.  http://www.teamfroglogic.com

  • 01:01

    Powerful Peace in Counter-Terrorism with Rick "Ozzie" Nelson

    in Current Events

    Rick “Ozzie” Nelson is a former Navy helicopter pilot with over twenty years operational and intelligence experience, including assignments at the National Security Council and the National Counterterrorism Center. He recently served in Afghanistan. He is a senior fellow in the CSIS International Security Program, where he focuses on counterterrorism, homeland security, and defense-related issues. He joined CSIS in September 2009, after retiring from the U.S. Navy, where he served in a variety of senior policy and operational positions. His last military assignment was with the Joint Special Operations Command. In 2005, he was selected to serve as an inaugural member in the National Counterterrorism Center’s (NCTC) Directorate of Strategic Operational Planning.