2021 Speakers

Brian Auld

Ruth Ben-Ghiat

Alison Barlow, Master of Ceremonies for the Conference

Marie-Roger Biloa

Dr. Ottar Bjornstad

Mahen Bonetti

Dr. Christian Bréchot

Marie Breen Smyth

Dr. Tom Britton

Carolyn Broquet

Scott Brown

Marcia S. Cohen

Chance Cook

Eduardo Cue

Stefano Cupioli

Benjamin Davis

Dorothy Davis

Patrick Duddy

Charles Dunne

Michele Dunne

Dr. Saskia Estupiñán-Day

Dr. Paul Farmer

Meiya Fitzhugh

Michael Francis

Abby Ginzberg

Peter Golenbock

Dagmar Graczyk

Valerie Guarnieri

Dr. Clem Harris

Douglas Herbert

Christopher Hill

Chief Anthony Holloway

James Irungu Mwangi

Uzodinma Iweala

Tim Johnson

William Jordan

Ron Kert

Alex Killorn

Michael Kimmage

Congresswoman Barbara Lee

Caroline Light

Sandra Long Weaver

Donna Lorraine

Amanda Makki

Cristina Marinescu

Kenneth E. Mayers, PhD

Hanaria Messeleka

Aaron David Miller

Luis G. Moreno

Ann Morrison

Donald Morrison

Mark Nichter, PhD, MPH

Ndidi Nwuneli

Sonny Ochs

Adrian O'Connor

Sonia Oyola

Natashia Patel

Donna J. Petersen, ScD, MHS, CPH

Paul R. Pillar

Lynne Platt

Pape Samb

Robert Sattin

Sami Scot

Diane Seligsohn

Mark Sforzini

Landry Signé

Robert Skinner

Ronald C. Slye

Dr. Clyde Lanford (Lanny) Smith

Thomas W. Smith PhD

Ruti Teitel

Ishaan Tharoor

Kai Tomalin

Javier Vasquez, LLB, LLM

Marie Veronique

Jeff Vinik

Dion Walton

Earl Anthony Wayne

Lee Weiner

Sasha Weiss

Elena Welch

Dwayne White

Dr. Linda Whiteford

Paul Wilborn

Bisa Williams

Joseph Wright

Michael Kimmage

Michael Kimmage specializes in the history of the Cold War, in twentieth-century U.S. diplomatic and intellectual history and in U.S.-Russian relations since 1991. From 2014 to 2016, he served on the Secretary’s Policy Planning Staff at the U.S. Department of State, where he held the Russia/Ukraine portfolio.

His most recent book, The Abandonment of the West: The History of an Idea in American Foreign Policy (Basic Books; 2020) It is a study of transatlantic relations and U.S.-Russian relations from World War I to the present.

Professor Kimmage previously published: The Conservative Turn: Lionel Trilling, Whittaker Chambers and the Lessons of Anti-Communism (Harvard University Press, 2009); In History’s Grip: Philip Roth’s Newark Trilogy (Stanford University Press, 2012); and Wolfgang Koeppen’s Journey through America (Berghahn, 2012), a German-language travelogue published in 1959 and translated by Professor Kimmage.

Professor Kimmage has written articles and book reviews for the New York Times, Washington Post, New Republic, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Jewish Review of Books, and Los Angeles Review of Books. He has been a visiting professor at the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich and at Vilnius University in Lithuania.

Lee Weiner

Lee Weiner was a member of the Chicago Seven charged with “conspiring to use interstate commerce with intent to incite a riot” and “teaching demonstrators how to construct incendiary devices that would be used in civil disturbances” at the 1968 Democratic National Convention. Weiner and his co-defendant John Froines were acquitted of the charges by the jury. Weiner was the only member of the Chicago Seven from Chicago and was raised on Chicago’s South Side.

Dr. Linda Whiteford

Linda M. Whiteford holds a Doctorate degree in Anthropology as well as a Masters degree in Public Health, and another Masters degree in Anthropology. She is an Emerita Professor and a Founding Co-Director of the World Health Organization Collaborating Center for Non-Communicable Disease at USF and is also co-creator of the Social Marketing for Social Change Certification Program. Dr. Whiteford has consulted for WHO, PAHO, USAID, the World Bank, and the Canadian Agency for International Development, among other international development agencies. She has received National Science Foundation (NSF) research awards, School for Advanced Research Seminar Awards, The Sol Tax Award

for Distinguished Service to Anthropology, and selected as Scholar of the Year by various universities. Dr. Whiteford’s research and consulting have occurred in Cuba, Bolivia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Argentina, Ghana, Cameroon, and Malaysia, as well as in other countries. Previously she was Vice Provost for Program Development and Review, Associate Vice President for Global Strategies and International Affairs, and Associate Vice President for Strategic Initiatives at the University of South Florida, and is a highly sought-after speaker, the author of numerous articles, and eight books. Currently, she is actively engaged in the University College London project, RReal, applying qualitative methods to global health care, and with the Global Rapid Response Team working with highly infective diseases.

Dr. Paul Farmer

Paul Edward Farmer is an American medical anthropologist and physician. Farmer holds an MD and PhD from Harvard University, where he is the Kolokotrones University Professor and the chair of the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He is co-founder and chief strategist of Partners In Health (PIH), an international non-profit organization that since 1987 has provided direct health care services and undertaken research and advocacy activities on behalf of those who are sick and living in poverty. He is professor of medicine and chief of the Division of Global Health Equity at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Paul Edward Farmer is an American medical anthropologist and physician. Farmer holds an MD and PhD from Harvard University, where he is the Kolokotrones University Professor and the chair of the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He is co-founder and chief strategist of Partners In Health (PIH), an international non-profit organization that since 1987 has provided direct health care services and undertaken research and advocacy activities on behalf of those who are sick and living in poverty. He is professor of medicine and chief of the Division of Global Health Equity at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Farmer is the recipient of numerous honors, including the Bronislaw Malinowski Award and the Margaret Mead Award from the Society for Applied Anthropology, the Outstanding International Physician (Nathan Davis) Award from the American Medical Association, a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, and, with his Partners In Health colleagues, the Hilton Humanitarian Prize. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, from which he was awarded the 2018 Public Welfare Medal. In 2020, he was awarded the million-dollar Berggruen Prize.

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