John D. Negroponte is a former U.S. deputy secretary of state and currently serves on the Leadership Council of Concordia, a nonpartisan, nonprofit based in New York City. Negroponte will address a guest and campus audience on Thursday, 25 September at 7:30 p.m. in the Hinckley Alumni and Visitors Center.
He is also chairman for the Council of the Americas/Americas Society and for Walmart’s International Advisory Council, is vice chairman of McLarty Associates, and serves on the board of the Asia Society. He also holds a part-time position at his alma mater, Yale University.
Negroponte is a former U.S. ambassador to Honduras, Read More…
Jordana Choucair, senior director of communications at Leavitt Partners, will share her career insights on Thursday, 25 September at 4:00 p.m. in 238 HRCB.
Before joining Leavitt Partners, Choucair served as the lead program analyst for Division B Medicaid Provisions, the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, and Administration on Aging Nutrition Programs. Previously, she was staff assistant for the secretary at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and as an analyst in the Office of Budget at HHS. Prior to government service, Choucair was an analyst at the National Business Group on Health.
She received a BS in community health from Brigham Young University and an MPH with an emphasis in management and policy from the University of Arizona.
Michael Bahar, general counsel to the Minority Staff of the House Select Committee on Intelligence, provides legal advice to Democratic committee members. Bahar’s committee has recently addressed terrorism in North Africa, cybersecurity issues in U.S.–China relations, and the leaks to the NSA programs. His presentation will be Thursday, 25 September at 2:00 p.m. in 238 HRCB.
Between 2010 and 2012, he served as deputy legal advisor to the White House’s National Security Staff for foreign relations law, presidential emergency and war powers, intelligence law, information safeguarding and security, ethics, and congressional oversight.
Before graduating from college, Bahar was commissioned into the U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps (JAG). While waiting for his active duty service to begin, Read More…
Mills Kelly is the author of Teaching History in the Digital Age (2013), as well as numerous articles and book chapters on the pedagogy of history. Join us for his intriguing lecture on Wednesday, 24 September at noon in 238 HRCB.
Kelly is also a historian of late-Habsburg Austria and modern East Central Europe. This year he is George Mason’s Presidential Fellow, working closely with university President Angel Cabrera on projects related to undergraduate student success.
His teaching and writings about teaching have received both American and international recognition, as well as a little notoriety. In 2005, he received the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Outstanding Faculty Award, the state’s highest recognition of faculty excellence.
Since 1994, Kelly has been active in educational reform in East Central Europe, including serving as the chair of the board of directors of the Civic Education Project based in Budapest and is now a trustee of the Romanian-American Foundation, that country’s largest private philanthropy.
Thomas B. Griffith, a Federal judge in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, will present his perspective on judicial careers on Thursday, 18 September at 4:00 p.m. in 238 HRCB.
Griffith was appointed to the U.S. Court of Appeals in June 2005. He currently works with the American Bar Association in its efforts in Central Europe and Eurasia and is on the board of directors of the CEELI Institute in Prague.
He has served as general counsel to the advisory commission on electronic commerce and as assistant to the president and general counsel of Brigham Young University. From 1995 through 1999, Read More…