Tony Woodcock is President of the New England Conservatory of Music (NEC) in Boston. The NEC just graduated its fifth class of Sistema Fellows. These Fellows are educated in Venezuela’s El Sistema music principles, which Tony will explain in his talk. The Fellows are creating and leading musical education centers for children throughout the United…
The Juneau World Affairs Council presents Alex Counts, founder of the Grameen Foundation. The foundation combats global poverty through microfinance, mobile healthcare and empowering farmers. Recorded May 15, 2014
Ambassador Richard Boucher was the longest-serving Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs, serving as spokesman under Secretaries of State Larry Eagleburger, Warren Christopher, Madeleine Albright, Colin Powell, and Condoleezza Rice. He was appointed Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs in 2006, serving until his retirement 2009.
The Juneau World Affairs Council presents scholar Alexander Dolitsky. Dolitsky is a native of Kiev in the former Soviet Ukraine. His academic background is in Russian history and anthropology, and he founded the Alaska-Siberia Research Center.
Mary Miller is an Alaskan who has been volunteering with the Peace Corps in Ukraine since September 2012. In February, the Peace Corps pulled Miller and more than 200 other volunteers out of the country over safety concerns.
Bruce Botelho, a former Alaska attorney general and former Juneau mayor, was abroad for the month of September in Germany. Botelho speaks on the 2013 German federal elections and the country’s emerging Grand Coalition.