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May 2019

Cryptocurrencies and Their Impact on Global Financial Markets. with Farhad Saboori

May 15 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
Wyomissing Restaurant & Bakery, 1245 Penn Ave
Wyomissing, PA 19610 United States

Farhad Saboori is a professor of economics at Albright College. He received his Ph.D. in economics from Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, in 1985. His areas of research interest are in applied macroeconomic analysis, including business cycle studies, causes of financial crises, and the impact of oil prices on the economy. He teaches courses in International Trade and Finance, Money and Banking, and Operations Management at Albright College.   To Register: Call (610) 375-7880 or email contactus@wacreading.org Cost to attend: $10 all…

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Democracy and Dictatorship in Europe with Sheri Berman

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

For video replay, click HERE 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…

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April 2019

Tegucigalpa to Texas: Crisis in Immigration Policy with Lawrence Cohen

April 24 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
Wyomissing Restaurant & Bakery, 1245 Penn Ave
Wyomissing, PA 19610 United States

Mr. Cohen will summarize current US immigration policy, examine the roots of the crisis in our southern  border, and  draw some conclusions  about  the present dysfunctional situation. Lawrence Cohen is a retired U.S. Department of State Foreign Service Officer.  During his State Department career, Mr. Cohen was posted overseas in Mexico, Honduras, India, Hungary, Nigeria, Brazil, and Afghanistan.  His Washington, D.C., assignments included stints in the Office of Environmental Policy working on NAFTA issues and as State Department Desk Officer…

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BREXIT with Dr. Randall Newnham

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

For video replay of the lecture, click HERE For video replay of the Q&A, click HERE Dr. Randall Newnham, Professor of Political Science, Penn State Berks At the end of March, after two years of negotiation and confusion, the United Kingdom is scheduled to leave the European Union. What will happen? Will this deadline be met? Or will the UK and EU postpone it, prolonging the uncertainty? Will there be a ‘No-Deal Exit,’ with potentially disastrous consequences? A so-called ‘Soft…

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March 2019

Israel: Prospects for Conflict Resolution with Dr. Eran Lerman

March 13 @ 12:00 pm
Inn at Reading, 1040 Park Road
Wyomissing, PA 19610 United States

Colonel (res.) Eran Lerman Ph.D. Israel: A Study in Conflict Resolution For video replay of this lecture, click HERE. For video replay of the Q&A session, click HERE Dr. Lerman is Vice President of the Jerusalem Institute for Strategic Studies. Previously, Dr. Lerman was deputy director for foreign policy and international affairs at the National Security Council in the Israeli Prime Minister’s Office. He held senior posts in IDF Military Intelligence for over 20 years. He also served for eight…

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International Women’s Day – Lauren Hendricks: Creating New Breakthroughs for Women

March 8 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am
Inn at Reading, 1040 Park Road
Wyomissing, PA 19610 United States
$10.00

The last decade has ushered in important changes for women: Entrepreneurship among women has risen steadily, more women have access to financial and other vital services, and women's social mobility has increased. Lauren Hendricks will discuss how we can build on these gains to ensure more women are given the opportunity and resources to succeed and transform their families and their communities. Lauren Hendricks is the Executive Vice President for Global Programs at Grameen Foundation. She was previously Executive Director…

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February 2019

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

February 20 @ 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 Founded in 1934, the Hawk Mountain Sanctuary is an internationally recognized center for raptor conservation, education, observation, and research. Located in the beautiful Blue Mountains of northern Berks County, Pennsylvania, the sanctuary annually attracts thousands of visitors, young scientists, and researchers from across the globe to further their knowledge of birds of prey and partake of the beautiful setting which is Hawk Mountain. Dr. Keith Bildstein came to…

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Cuba At A Crossroads: Family, Revolution & the United States, 1959-2018 with Dr. Robert Portada

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

Sponsored Anonymously Dr. Robert Portada is an Associate Professor of Political Science and Public Administration at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania. He teaches courses in comparative politics and international relations. He has expertise in a variety of political science subfields, including international relations theory, modernization theory, democratization theory, revolutionary theory, and security studies. His area of regional specialization is Latin American and the Caribbean, and he has expanded his regional studies to include East Africa, North Africa, and the Middle East.…

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January 2019

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

January 16 @ 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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Entrepreneurship in an Accelerating Global Technology Market with John Weidenhammer

January 9 @ 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 FOR VIDEO PLAYBACK, CLICK HERE Sponsored by: ComcastFounder 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…

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