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Armey, Richard Keith "Dick" Former U.S.
House of Representatives & Majority House Leader
is a former U.S. Representative from Texas' 26th congressional district (1985–2003)
and House Majority Leader (1995–2003). He was
one of the engineers of the "Republican Revolution" of the 1990s,
in which Republicans were
elected to majorities of both houses of Congress for the first time in four decades. Armey was one of the chief
authors of the Contract with America.
Armey is also an author and former economics professor. After his congressional
career, he worked as a consultant,
advisor, and lobbyist. Armey was born in the farming town of Cando, North Dakota,
the son of Marion (née Gutschlag) and Glenn
Armey. He grew up in a rural area. He graduated from Jamestown College
with a B.A. and then received an M.A. from the University of North
Dakota and a PhD in economics from the University of Oklahoma. In 2003, Armey
became co-chairman of Citizens for a
Sound Economy, which in 2004 merged with Empower America to become FreedomWorks.
"FreedomWorks" is a common Armey saying
and the organization is dedicated to advancing a "Freedom Agenda"
of "lower taxes, less government,
and more freedom.
David Immigration Attorney & Commentator has
worked in the field of immigration law for over 12 years. He has helped many clients in complex immigration situations. His
case record includes deportation matters, asylum, labor certifications, temporary visas, family based immigration and international
mobility. Born in Amsterdam, David lived in The Netherlands until 1986 and traveled to the US that same year. He moved back
to The Netherlands in 1990 to pursue a career in the Theatre, Film and Television Industry as a writer, producer, actor and
director. He developed several drama series for the Dutch networks, including the first environmental crime story “A
trace of blue sand”, produced television shows, had guest appearances in various tv-comedy series, movies and a starring
role in the English language production of “Speed-the-Plow”, a David Mamet play that toured Holland in 1995.
Bates, Lord Michael
May 1961, Gateshead) is a Conservative Party politician in the United Kingdom
serving in the House of Lords since
2008 having previously represented the constituency of Langbaurgh in the House of Commons from 1992 to 1997. At the 1992 general election, he was elected
MP for Langbaurgh – defeating Labour's Ashok
Kumar who had gained the seat in a by-election
in 1991. His constituency was abolished for the 1997 general election, when
he stood in the similar seat of Middlesbrough
South and Cleveland East, but
lost to Ashok Kumar. Bates was appointed as a Parliamentary Private Secretary to the
Rt. Hon. Nicholas Scott MP, Minister of State, Department
of Social Security in October, 1992. In November 1993 he voted against a
government proposal to increase
MP's salaries at a time when other public sector employees were receiving no increase and as a result was
forced to resign his junior
post in the government as a ministerial aid. In May 1994 he returned
to the government as a Parliamentary
Private Secretary to the Rt Hon Sir John Wheeler MP, Minister of State in the Northern
Ireland Office and two months later was appointed to
his first full ministerial role as an Assistant Government Whip whip from
1994 to 1995, and Government
Whip and Lord Commissioner to Her Majesty's Treasury from 1995–1996, appointed Paymaster General in the
Cabinet Office from 1996 to
1997 and a Sponsor Minister for the north east of England.
Beckwith, Bob as
Ground Zero reflected a scene of chaos just days after the attacks of September 11, 2001, President George
W. Bush stood upon a wrecked
fire engine with retired New York City firefighter Bob Beckwith. (FDNY’s
Ladder 164 firehouse in Queens in 1994 after 29 years of
honorable service) There image became iconic and traveled across the world representing
a determination to rebuild
following the World Trade Center attacks. Now 79 years old and some 10 years after
the attacks during which he joined hundreds of individuals in
the rescue attempts, he reflects upon those immediate days following the
events in which hundreds
of his own were killed.
Cann, Jefferson Co-Founder Extraordinary Leadership primary aim in coaching,
facilitating and speaking
is the development of high-performance leadership behaviours, enabling
the fulfilment of the individual, their teams and
their companies through whole being, 3 Dimensional Leadership. Since 2003, following a
successful, senior, international,
23–year career in pharmaceuticals, he has been delivering Leadership
Performance Coaching at board level and below across all sectors
and has developed high‐level expertise in personal, team and cultural
leadership development. Cann believes
that professional and personal fulfilment in today’s world requires the integration of
the individual’s mental,
emotional, spiritual and physical dimensions. This he achieves within
the framework of the
Leadership and ACT models he has co-developed with Nigel Linacre, his co-founder of Extraordinary
and co-author of "An Introduction
to 3 Dimensional Leadership".
He is married with two adult children and lives
Chapman, Don Canadian Citizenship Advocate Vancouver-born Don Chapman
lost his Canadian citizenship when, while he was a child, his father moved south of the border and became a U.S. citizen.
Mr. Chapman's identity was rooted in his father's citizenship, regardless of his mother's. After years of fighting to have
his Canadian citizenship restored, and for the rights of thousands of other so-called Lost Canadians who found themselves
jilted by immigration law vagaries, Mr. Chapman won his battle. The government enacted a bill that allowed the majority of Lost Canadians
to reclaim citizenship, but suffers still from a reluctance to fully enforce the law across many cases. Don Chapman has spent
twenty years devoting his life to supporting the bill and those people still unable to fulfil the dream of returning home
to a country where citizenship is denied.
Paul K. Captain (Retired) & Author graduated from West Point in 2002. He served in the
army for seven years, was deployed to Baghdad in 2006, and left active duty in November 2009 as a
Captain. He is the author of Will War Ever End?: A Soldier’s Vision
of Peace for the 21st Century, The End of War: How Waging Peace Can
Save Humanity, Our Planet, and Our Future, and Peaceful Revolution: How We Can Create the Future Needed for Humanity’s
Survival (publication date: Feb 2012). He lives in Santa Barbara, California,
where he is serving as the Peace Leadership Director for the
Nuclear Age Peace Foundation (www.wagingpeace.org). He is working on his fourth book, The Art
of Waging Peace: A Strategic Approach to Improving Our Lives and the World, and he speaks throughout
the country to colleges, high schools, veterans groups, churches, and activist
Cousteau, Jean-Michel Explorer Environmentalist. Educator.
Film Producer. For more than four decades, Jean-Michel Cousteau has dedicated himself and his vast experience to communicate
to people of all nations and generations his love and concern for our water planet. Since first being “thrown overboard”
by his father at the age of seven with newly invented SCUBA gear on his back, Jean-Michel has been exploring the ocean realm.
The son of ocean explorer Jacques Cousteau, Jean-Michel has investigated the world’s oceans aboard Calypso
and Alcyone for much of his life. Honoring his heritage, Jean-Michel founded
Ocean Futures Society in 1999 to carry on this pioneering work. He has produced
over 80 films, received the Emmy, the Peabody Award, the Sept d’Or,
and the Cable Ace Award. In 1989, he became a syndicated columnist for the Los Angeles Times where his articles appeared in
over sixty newspapers worldwide. Reaching millions of people globally through Ocean Futures Society, Jean-Michel continues
to produce environmentally oriented adventure programs and television specials, public service announcements, multi-media
programs for schools, web-based marine content, books, articles for magazines, newspaper columns, and public lectures.
Crane, Ian Geo-Political Commentator & Researcher an ex-oilfield executive, now lectures and writes on the geo-political webs that are being
spun; with particular focus on US Hegemony and the NWO agenda for control of global resources. Since 2007 Ian has focused
his efforts on raising public awareness of the pernicious attack on the global population in the name of corporate globalisation
and harmonisation; with particular focus on the excesses of Codex Alimentarius. Ian is an independent researcher; he is completely
self-funded. The views expressed in his talks and DVD's are based entirely upon his personal knowledge and research. Prior
to his retirement from the corporate arena, Ian enjoyed a career of 25 years in telecommunications and international oilfield
services, a career that provided the opportunity to live & work in the U.K., Continental Europe, the Middle East &
Cross, Timothy Major General British Army CBE (born
19 April 1951) is a retired
British Army officer and military logistics expert. He was commissioned in 1971 into the Royal Army Ordnance Corps and went
on to serve in Germany,
Northern Ireland and Cyprus, interspersed with staff duties and further
education. He was posted to Paris in 1984, where he was involved in the
development of the MILAN anti-tank weapon, before returning to his regiment
as a company commander.
He took command of 1 Ordnance Battalion in 1990 and was tasked with running logistics for 1st
Armoured Division during the Gulf War. He went on
to serve as Commander, Logistic Support for 3rd Infantry Division
Lesli Moore Author & Advocate is a Southern Californian native. She was
raised in the San Fernando Valley, one of the original vast booming post-World War II suburbs of Los Angeles.
She grew up in the shadows of tinsel-town’s glamour, its glitter and the glory
days of Hollywood. Her father, Del Moore, was a noted and successful television
and movie actor. She was diagnosed with three virulent cancers caused by
exposure to the carcinogenic Agent Orange while traveling with the USO, as an innocent 18-year old girl, in a war-torn
Vietnam. As of this date, she lives daily with two rare and active cancers
attributed to Agent Orange exposure. She has self-published a book "The
best is yet to come!" charting her life as inspiration to others battling similar conditions in the
wake of this terrible and needless conflict.
Danto, Elizo Human Rights Attorney known as Ezili Dantò, is founder and President of the Haitian Lawyers Leadership Network ("HLLN"), a
network of lawyers, scholars, journalists, concerned individuals and grassroots organizations and activists, dedicated to
institutionalizing the rule of law and protecting the civil and cultural rights of Haitians at home and abroad. Attorney Laurent/Ezili
Dantò is the most prolific international writer and advocate for Haiti and is internationally known as the foremost
legal analyst and commentator/writer of the untold counter-colonial-narrative on Haiti. Zili wrote a judicial reform agenda for Haiti, advised
and supervised on numerous judicial reform projects while working as legal advisor and international foreign consultant to
Haiti’s first democratically elected president, Jean Bertrand Aristide between 1993-1995.
Dardik, Irving Dr. Visionary is a true maverick and a
thinker of vast proportions. His background includes an illustrious career as a vascular surgeon, almost a decade of work
with the U.S. Olympic Committee’s Sports Medicine Council (which he founded), an award-winning career as an amateur
sprinter, and the culmination of all of this – Dardik’s formulation of SuperWave Theory. A competitive sprinter
throughout high school and college, Dardik decided to forgo ambitions of becoming an Olympic sprinter and instead attended
Hahnemann Medical College in Philadelphia, following his undergraduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania – where
he had been Captain of the track team. Dr. Dardik spent four years as a surgical resident at the Montifiore Medical Center
in New York City.
Demartini, John Author/Speaker is considered one of the world's leading authorities on human behavior and personal development. He is the founder
of the Demartini Institute, a private research and education organization with a curriculum of over 72 different courses covering
multiple aspects of human development. His trademarked methodologies, the Demartini Method and the Demartini Value Determination,
are the culmination of 38 years of cross-disciplinary research and study. His work has been incorporated into
human development industries across the world. Dr Demartini travels 360 days a year to countries all over the globe,
sharing his research and findings in all markets and sectors. He is the author of 40 books published in 28 different languages.
He has produced over 50 CDs and DVDs covering subjects such as development in relationships, wealth, education and business.
Each program is designed to assist people to activate leadership and empower themselves in all seven areas of their lives:
Financial, physical, mental, vocational, spiritual, family and social.
Jhon Evenst Dr.
Elworthy, Scilla Dr. founded the Oxford Research
Group (ORG) in 1982 to develop effective dialogue between nuclear weapons policy-makers worldwide and their critics. In 2003
she founded Peace Direct to fund, promote and learn from peace-builders in conflict areas; Peace Direct was named ‘Best
New Charity’ at the Charity Awards in 2005. Since 2005 she has been an adviser to The Elders initiative and was appointed
a member of the International Task Force on Preventive Diplomacy in 2007. Dr. Elworthy was awarded the Niwano Peace Prize
in 2003 and nominated three times for the Nobel Peace Prize for her work with ORG.
born in the winter of 1969 in Kenscof,
the Quest region of Haiti. His Mother was a nanny and Father building contractor. Kenscof is located
in a mountainous area of Haiti
some ten kilometers to the south east of Port-au-Prince at an elevation
of 1500 meters. Gaston was a child whose life was based in
the countryside immersed in nature and the regions trees and plantations. He graduated
as a carpenter technician
a trade of which he holds great passion to this day. Gaston is father to four children
three of which reside in Haiti. His fourth child was born
and lives in the United States. Gaston has been concerned for his country
and has spent his life as
an advocat for change and development. In this he promotes open minds and hearts towards a once again independent
Haiti. He founded with friends
the association of DEVANM which in creole translates into "developing
hand to hand." Between 2004 and 2007
he became vice-mayor in the town of Petition Ville in greater Port-au-Prince. During that time in 2007
while on a trip to the United
States, he lost a cousin who was killed prompting his family to advise
that his return to Haiti would be ill advised. As a Haitian leader
and strong advocate for change he now intends on returning to Haiti. Until
then he asks all Haitians
in and away from their home country and those supporting the future of this country, to fund
business in the country. He himself has devoted his
life to doing the same for a strong and viable nation.
Gilkes, Rachael a
former member of the Royal household has been crowned National Student Entrepreneur
of the Year by student TV programme, ‘The Grad Factor’. University Centre at Blackburn College student
Rachel Gilkes, 37, who is currently studying BA (Hons) Social Science at the
College’s University Centre which is validated by Lancaster University,
scooped the prestigious award at the Google campus in London for her social enterprise
idea ‘Chutney for Change.’ The project involves engaging disadvantaged people from the community
to create chutneys, jams and preserves from the surplus fruit and vegetables
donated by growers, markets and national retailers. The company has
already had interest from a national supermarket chain, which is keen to sell the chutneys in its stores.
Hoagland, Alice today a respected authority
on airline safety, is the mother of 9/11 victim Mark Bingham,
who it is believed along with the other passengers of United
Flight 93, stormed the cockpit and fought
with terrorists for control of the hijacked aircraft. Although Flight 93 crashed
in Shanksville, PA, killing all aboard, the efforts
of Mark and others heroically prevented the terrorists from striking
intended targets in Washington DC. Bingham is believed by to be among the passengers
who attempted to storm the
cockpit of Flight 93 to try to prevent members of Al
Qaeda, a terrorist organization,
from using the plane to kill hundreds or thousands of additional victims as a part of the 9/11
attacks on the United States.
He made a brief airphone call to his mother, Alice Hoagland, shortly before the plane
went down. Hoagland, a former flight attendant with United
Airlines, later left a voice mail message on his cell phone, instructing
Bingham to reclaim the aircraft after
it became apparent that Flight 93 was to be used in a suicide mission.
Hubbard, Barbara Marx Futurist in 1945, when she was 15 years old, the first atomic bombs were dropped on Japan. This
terrible act prompted Barbara to ask the fundamental question: “What is the meaning of our new power that can
be used for the good? And “What are positive images of the future equal to these new powers?” This defining
moment propelled her on her life’s quest to find answers to these questions. The insights she has gained has led to
her definitive message of hope that “Our crisis is a birth” of a more universal human and universal humanity.
Buckminster Fuller has called Barbara Marx Hubbard “the best informed human now alive regarding futurism and the foresights
it has produced.” Widely regarded as his philosophical heir, Barbara is a social innovator, speaker, author, educator
and leader in the new worldview of conscious evolution.
Icke, David (pronounced "Ike")
is a former Professional Soccer player, journalist, network anchorman with
the BBC, spokesman in the 1980's for the British Green Party, and since
1990 a full time investigator into who and what is really controlling the world. Many have dubbed Icke as the "most controversial
speaker" on the planet. They used to laugh at him, but now they come in the thousands to hear
him speak all over the world. He is the author of 16 books and
among them are: And the Truth Shall Set You Free, The Biggest Secret, Children of the Matrix, Alice in Wonderland and
The World Trade Center Disaster ~ why the official story of 9/11 is a monumental
lie, and his latest book, Tales from the Time Loop - The most comprehensive
exposé of the global conspiracy ever written and all you need to know to be truly
free. David's words
are designed to inspire all of us to be who we really are, to fling open
the door of the mental prison we build for ourselves and to walk into the
light of freedom.
Ervin Dr. is
a systems philosopher, integral theorist, and classical pianist. Twice nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, he
has authored more than 70 books, which have been translated into nineteen languages,
and has published in excess of four hundred articles and research papers,
including six volumes of piano recordings. Dr. Laszlo is generally recognized as the
founder of systems philosophy and general evolution theory, and serves as the founder-director of the General
Evolution Research Group and as past president of the International Society
for the Systems Sciences. He is also the recipient of the highest degree
in philosophy and human sciences from the Sorbonne, the University of Paris, as well as of the coveted
Artist Diploma of the Franz Liszt Academy of Budapest. Additional prizes and awards include
four honorary doctorates.
Manning, Jeane when she was born – in Cordova,
pristine Prince William Sound –
father was a lawman. Later he moved the family
to a farm in northern Idaho,
where she continued contemplating
nature – and human
nature. She earned her way through
the University of Idaho and an
honors B.A. in Sociology. In 1981 had encountered an electrician
who invented a potentially revolutionary
magnetic motor/generator. Through
him and his wife she met others in the “free-energy
underground” from Germany to South
Africa, and discovered books about Nikola
Tesla and other unsung pioneer inventors.
The implications of their inventions included
two of her concerns – ecology
and social justice. During the 1980′s,
she began researching
for a book about this fascinating movement
and its people.
Nyahuye, Chiyedza is a graduate of Li Po Chun United World College, Hong Kong China, where she experienced
a priceless international baccalaureate program that brought students from
80+ countries to engage in promoting cultural exchange and international
understanding. Having then gone on to Macalester College ( BA in International Development
Studies) and Hubert Humphrey Institute for Public Affairs, University of Minnesota ( MA in Public
Policy, Public Health) in the United States, she returned home in 2004 with
a mission to contribute to rebuilding her country. Chiyedza is now
focusing on promoting entrepreneurial ventures as a means of creating eco-friendly businesses and employment opportunities
that will harness the dynamic, powerful, creative energies of the youth
of Zimbabwe let alone the continent of Africa.
Bradley D. Sheriff Elkhart County Indiana United States elected by a resounding margin in November 2010,
Sheriff Bradley Rogers has committed himself
to reducing the rate of repeat offenders by changing hearts and minds. Community
corrections initiatives, including faith-based counseling and
educational opportunities for inmates, are at the forefront
as he takes office. Sheriff
Rogers' interest in law enforcement began early in life, and he entered public service soon after graduating
from college. He joined
the Elkhart County Sheriff's Department in 1987, and worked his way through
the ranks to become a division commander in 2004.
an established authority on the psychology of leadership and the technology of leadership and organizational
transformation, Cleve Stevens, Ph.D. has been formally engaged in the field
of leadership development for more than 20 years. He has served as an advisor
and leadership development consultant to top business leaders and Fortune 500 companies in North America, Europe
and Asia.Dr. Stevens has taught leadership and business leadership at the graduate
and undergraduate level at the University of Southern California, Beijing
University and North Eastern University (China). established Humanitad in 1999, is a non sectarian organization
dedicated to uniting people and nations of the world beyond the artifice
of religious, cultural
and socio-economic divides. The organisation serves as architect and facilitator of global initiatives
impacting sustainability, social &
economic reform and human and planetary welfare and betterment. It fosters
arts and cultural exposition, education
programs and coherent and progressive exchange amongst international leadership. It is a
dedicated platform for experts in socio-economics,
media, education, science & technology, research and advocacy, arts
& culture, diplomacy & conflict-resolution. He
iis Executive Producer of the Millennium Development Goals Awards
which launched at the UN General Assembly in
New York. The prestigious event exemplifies nations, organisations and individuals
most impacting the critical issues facing humanity and our
planet from poverty eradication through to environmental sustainablity.
Tips, Scott JD received his Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude, from the University
of California at Los Angeles in 1976, studied
at the Sorbonne (Paris I) from 1976-1977, and obtained his Juris Doctorate
degree from the University
of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall) in 1980, where he was the Managing Editor of the California
Law Review. A California-licensed
attorney, he was admitted to the California Bar in 1980 and has specialized
in food-and-drug law and trademark law, but
also engages in business litigation, general business law, and nonprofit organizations, with
an international clientele.
Since 1989, Mr. Tips has been the General Counsel for the National Health
Federation, the World's oldest health-freedom organization for consumers.
In 2007, Mr. Tips became NHF President, and has been a speaker for the
organization on several
Xia, Frank Tian Dr. is Assistant Professor
of Marketing at the University of South Carolina Aiken.
Prior to his appointment at USC Aiken, Dr. Xie was on the faculty
of business at Drexel University in Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania. Professor Xie obtained his Ph.D. in marketing and MBA in
finance from Georgia State University in Atlanta, and B.S. in science
from Peking University in Beijing, China. A native of China and an
expert on Chinese business & economy, Dr. Xie
is a columnist on business for New Epoch Weekly, a global Chinese language magazine. His
research interest includes
marketing strategy, business-to-business marketing, international marketing,
and research methodology. Dr.
Xie has spoken in many
seminar and panel discussions at the Unites Nations in New York City and
Geneva, Columbia University, Princeton University,
Yale University, Trinity College, University of Toronto, and in countries such as Taiwan,
Japan, Australia, Peru,
Argentina, and Chile.
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