Thursday, November 1, 2007

October Programs at the Clinton School

October 1: Ocean McAdams, Vice President and Director of MTV News McAdams discussed youth activism in philanthropy and the work of MTV to incorporate pop culture into the youth activism movement.

October 2: Kemal Dervis, Head of the United Nations Development Program
The third highest ranking officer of the United Nations, Dervis has had a distinguished career in international development. The former minister for economic affairs and the treasury for Turkey, Dervis also worked for more than 20 years in various positions with the World Bank.

October 11: "Korea and Nuclear Proliferation," a seminar in partnership with the Korea Economic Institute
This seminar focused on a variety of issues facing the Korean Peninsula. Participants in the conference include Daniel Poneman, former senior National Security Council official; Ambassador Joseph DeTrani, mission manager for North Korea; Jack Pritchard, ambassador to the People's Republic of Korea; and Stanley Roth, former assistant secretary of state for East Asia and Pacific.

October 12: Terry McAuliffe, former chairman of the Democratic National Committee
McAuliffe is the author of What A Party! My Life Among Democrats: Presidents, Candidates, Donors, Activists, Alligators and Other Wild Animals. He spoke about the 2008 election and his life in politics.

October 16: Kevin Klose, President and CEO of National Public Radio
A career journalist, Klose is a former editor and reporter for The Washington Post. National Public Radio is the largest nonprofit radio outlet for news and cultural programming in the country.

October 16: Wesley Clark, Retired Four-Star General
In his new book, A Time to Lead: For Duty, Honor and Country, Clark sets forth a need for change and a new direction for America. Clark served in the U.S. Army for 34years, becoming NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander in Europe and earning the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

October 23: Alan Keyes, conservative intellectual and politician Keyes was ambassador to the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations under President Reagan.

October 25: Brett Kavanaugh, Federal Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals, Washington, D.C. A former staff secretary in the Executive Office of President Bush, Kavanaugh is considered to be on the shortlist for appointment to the Supreme Court.

OPPORTUNITIES I MISSED THIS MONTH:October 17: Judith Stiehm, Author of Champions for Peace: Women Winners of the Nobel Peace Prize
October 19: Donna Shalala, President of the University of Miami
October 29: Craig Minassian, media consultant for HBO and Comedy Central
October 30: Joseph Wu, chief representative of Taiwan to the United States