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March 2019

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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December 2018

Q&A with Ambassador Rick Barton

December 12, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Inn at Reading, 1040 Park Road
Wyomissing, PA 19610 United States

For video replay, click HERE Ambassador Frederick ("Rick") Barton Peace Works Q&A 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…

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November 2018

SFS Intec and its International Footprint with Jerry Simcik

November 21, 2018 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
Wyomissing Restaurant & Bakery, 1245 Penn Ave
Wyomissing, PA 19610 United States

Jerry Simcik SFS Intec and its International Footprint Jerry Simcik is the Director-Human Resources for the SFS Group North America. A Berks County native, he has been with SFS for the past 22 years. The SFS Group is a global market leader for mechanical fastening systems and precision formed components. Based on a focused set of core technologies we serve diversified end markets, including the automotive, construction/construction supply, electrical/electronics, aerospace and medical components industry. In addition to the development and…

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

November 14, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Inn at Reading, 1040 Park Road
Wyomissing, PA 19610 United States

For Video replay, click HERE 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…

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October 2018

Globalization through Model UN with WAC Scholarship Winner Emma Hopler

October 24, 2018 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
Inn at Reading, 1040 Park Road
Wyomissing, PA 19610 United States

Emma is a Senior in high-school at Wyomissing Area Jr/Sr High School. In her sophomore year she was accepted to the All-American Model United Nations team has since traveled to 3 different countries including Hungary, Poland and China, with the help and sponsorship of the World Affairs Council. On these trips she represents various countries while debating solutions to issues currently facing the global community. To Register: Call (610) 375-7880 or email contactus@wacreading.org Cost to attend: $10 all attendees

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How the Untapped Power of Women and Girls Can End World Poverty with Susan Markham

October 11, 2018 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am
Albright College, McMillan Student Center South Lounge, 13th and Bern Streets
Reading, PA 19612 United States
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How the Untapped Power of Women and Girls Can End World Poverty Susan Markham Susan Markham most recently served at the Unites States Agency for International Development (USAID) as the Senior Coordinator for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment. In this position, she advised Agency leadership on gender policy issues, led cross-sectoral program efforts in resilience, adolescent girls’ education and energy, and represented the Agency to the White House and other departments, governments, civil society organizations and private partners. Previously, she led…

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