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January 2019

Vaccination and Global Health – the State of the Science with Tracey Scheirer

January 16, 2019 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
Wyomissing Restaurant & Bakery, 1245 Penn Ave
Wyomissing, PA 19610 United States

Vaccination and Global Health - the State of the Science Tracey Scheirer, MSN, CMSRN, CNE, RN Tracy Fogarty Scheirer has worked in a variety of nursing settings including in medical/ surgical, critical care, community health, OB/GYN, and pediatrics since receiving her BS in Nursing from Albright College in 1987.  As a result of her Masters work in community health nursing, Tracy founded and is the chairperson of the Berks Immunization Coalition, a vaccine advocacy group of local health professionals, business…

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February 2019

Cuba/U.S. Relations with Robert Portada

February 13, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Inn at Reading, 1040 Park Road
Wyomissing, PA 19610 United States

Dr. Portada teaches courses in comparative politics and international relations. Dr. Portada's areas of specialization include democratization theory, revolutionary theory, security studies, and a regional focus on Latin America and the Caribbean. He is the author of a chapter entitled "Indirect Confrontation: The Evolution of the Political Strategy of the Cuban Catholic Church" in Handbook of Contemporary Cuba: Economy, Politics, Civil Society, and Globalization, published by Paradigm Publishers in 2013. Dr. Portada has also published research in The Journal of…

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Hawk Mt. Sanctuary: A Global View of Natural Resource Conservation with Keith Bildstein

February 20, 2019 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
Wyomissing Restaurant & Bakery, 1245 Penn Ave
Wyomissing, PA 19610 United States

Hawk Mt. Sanctuary: A Global View of Natural Resource Conservation Keith Bildstein Keith is a Ph.D. Zoology. He Joined Hawk Mountain in 1992. Keith oversees programs in Conservation Science and works at the Acopian Center for Conservation Learning where he sets priorities and conducts Sanctuary research, and coordinates research by visiting scientists and students. He also is responsible for achieving goals set by the Science Advisors Committee, including leadership and mentorship in global raptor conservation. Finally, Keith directs the Conservation…

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April 2019

Pristine Seas: The National Geographic Society with Dan Myers

April 17, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Inn at Reading, 1040 Park Road
Wyomissing, PA 19610 United States

Dan Myers is the international policy manager for National Geographic Pristine Seas. In this role, Myers works in tandem with governments and civil society to ensure that conservation is appropriately considered in the development of national and regional policy. Myers has an extensive background in environmental policy and communications. Prior to National Geographic, he served as assistant director of communications for former Vice President Al Gore in support of his efforts to build awareness and promote solutions to the global…

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May 2019

Populism in the West with Sheri Berman

May 8, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Inn at Reading, 1040 Park Road
Wyomissing, PA 19610 United States

Sheri Berman is a professor of political science at Barnard College, Columbia University. Her research interests include the development of democracy and dictatorship, European politics, populism and fascism, and the history of the left. She is author of books on European social democracy and the fate of democracy during the interwar years, social democracy and fascism in 19th and 20th century Europe and her latest book, Democracy and Dictatorship in Europe: From the Ancien Régime to the Present Day is…

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