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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 ManagementAMBASSADOR 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.Ambassador Barton recently published an Op-Ed in The Washington Post titled, This is what Trump should do…

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

February 13, 2019 @ 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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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

Sponsored by Daniel Cooper, Vice Admiral USN (ret) 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…

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

May 15, 2019 @ 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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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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