Tuesday, June 27, 2017
TIME: 5:30 -8:30 PM
EVENT TYPE: Speaker Reception
Join us for Richard O’Brien’s discussion of his newly released book Women Presidents and Prime Ministers which chronicles the 107 women who have served their nations in this capacity. Ground breakers all, these amazing women come from a multitude of backgrounds – teachers, accountants, biologists, chemists, teachers, doctors, activists, journalists, engineers, soccer moms, dancers and even guerilla fighters. They share a common success in overcoming the daunting odds to rise to lead their nations. Many were jailed on the way there, or even tortured, or attacked. When they finally broke through the ultimate glass ceiling, what issues have almost all of them concentrated on? Are women leaders different from male leaders? What is a new strategy that is effectively increasing women’s leadership around the world? And can it be used here in the U.S?
O’Brien is a human rights activist and educator. As the former Director of the Center for the Prevention of Genocide, he presented in Congress, at the U.S State Dept., U.S AID, and the United Nations and on national TV and radio as an expert in human rights. At the University of South Florida, he instructed International Human Rights, Conflict in the Modern World, and Ideologies of the World and Women’s Issues at the secondary level. He recently served as Georgetown University’s Administrator for the Foreign Policy Immersion Program, and sits on the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution Advisory Board at George Mason University. O’Brien has been a leader in the Democratic Party as a local Chair, Florida State Executive Board Member, multiple-caucus founder, candidate for mayor and advocate against racial profiling in Florida. He is a graduate of Georgetown University, American University and Culver Military Academy.
The book will be available for purchase and signing.
PRICE: $20 Members; $25 Non-members. $20 Students with valid ID. Includes hors d’oeuvres. Cash Bar.