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1040 Park Road
Wyomissing, PA 19610 United States
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November 2018

Syria: Why it Matters, What Can Be Done. Ambassador Fred Hof

November 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Inn at Reading, 1040 Park Road
Wyomissing, PA 19610 United States

Ambassador Fred Hof Syria: Why it Matters, What Can Be Done Sponsored by: Diversity, Inclusion, Global Committee of the Y Frederic C. Hof has been a soldier, diplomat, CEO, author, and the Director of the Atlantic Council’s Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East.  He is currently on the faculty of Bard College and is a Nonresident Senior Fellow of the Hariri Center. A native of New York, Ambassador Hof received a BS in Foreign Service from Georgetown University and an…

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December 2018

Q&A with Ambassador Rick Barton

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

Sponsored by Weik Capital Management AMBASSADOR RICK BARTON teaches at the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University, where he serves as a co-director of Princeton’s Scholars in the Nation’s Service Initiative and Ullman Fellowships. His 2018 book, Peace Works: America's Unifying Role in a Turbulent World, uses a mix of stories, history, and analysis to offer an affirmative approach to foreign affairs through concrete and attainable solutions. Barton started USAID’s Office of Transition Initiatives, and was America’s ambassador to the Economic…

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January 2019

Entrepreneurship in an Accelerating Global Technology Market with John Weidenhammer

January 9, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Inn at Reading, 1040 Park Road
Wyomissing, PA 19610 United States

Entrepreneurship in an Accelerating Global Technology Market John Weidenhammer Sponsored by: Comcast Founder and President. An IT Solutions Integrator and diversified provider of information technology related services and products. Weidenhammer Systems has three primary lines of business: 1) provides administrative application software to primary and secondary public education; 2) develops custom application software and IT consulting; 3) provides and manages computing infrastructure. The business takes a proactive, strategic approach to assisting clients and seeks to help create competitive advantage via the…

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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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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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June 2019

Terror Finance: The War Behind the War on Terror with John Cassara

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

John Cassara began his 26 year government career as an intelligence officer during the Cold War. He later served as a Treasury Special Agent in both the U.S. Secret Service and US Customs Service where he investigated money laundering, trade fraud and international smuggling. He was an undercover arms dealer for two years. Assigned overseas, he developed expertise in Middle East money laundering, value transfer and underground financial systems. Mr. Cassara pioneered the concept of trade transparency units (TTUs) and…

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