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♦ Show Topic: The ‘Common Good Nation’– A Nation Defined by Agreement
Guest: Dr. Terry Mollner, PhD. He is the Co-Founder of the Calvert Social Investment Funds–the first family of investment funds focusing on social responsibility; he is also an active & vocal Board Member of Ben & Jerry’s–helping to negotiate a buyout with international conglomerate Unilever–a successful negotiation that would not only leave the social mission of Ben & Jerry’s intact, but so successful, that it would be adopted by Unilever worldwide. Dr. Mollner is the author of numerous books on promoting the ‘Common Good’, social justice, cooperation by agreement, and working to ‘reverse’ the traditional bottom-line of profits over people.
His three recent books are: Common Good Nation, Common Good Capitalism, and Eldering: What We Do Between Enlightenment and Death. During the Ben & Jerry’s buy-out by Unilever, he made sure they received a legal contract from Unilever to continue spending the same percentage of its annual budget on social activism as the year it was bought–forever.
Discussion will be on the concept of Nations Defined by Agreement into the discussion on politics of change. How in the era of Trumpian politics, a movement for social change for good–among businesses and individuals will take place in the private sector of committed individuals–not with government. As humans we have a choice–compete or cooperate.
♦ Show Topic: Who’s in Charge of the Internet? Privacy, GeoPolitics & the Big Chill
Guest: Vivek Krishnamurthy, Esq., Assistant Director of Harvard Law School’s Cyberlaw Clinic, & Lecturer on Law in Subject Areas of Human Rights, Internet Regulation & Free Speech
Discussion will include how the Internet is affected by policies of individual nations and their laws that define “privacy” – and how these laws might eventually affect what we can see and find on the Internet–across the globe. Issues include free speech, the right to be forgotten, search and seizure of digital “evidence,” and what new revelations may have in store for the “free and open” internet.
This program is a must see for anyone interest in Internet Freedoms and Uncensored Speech!
To read his most recent 2017 article appearing in Wired, click here!
Biography of Professor Krishnamurthy: he is a public international lawyer by training and background. His clinical teaching focuses on the regulation of the internet as a cross-border phenomenon and on the human rights impacts of internet-based technologies. He advises activists, journalists, governments, and technology companies on these questions and has spoken about the intersection between the internet and human rights at conferences and symposia around the world.
A graduate of Yale Law School, Vivek holds degrees from the University of Toronto and the University of Oxford, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar. He clerked for the Hon. Morris J. Fish of the Supreme Court of Canada and currently sits on the board of two human rights charities.
♦ Show Topic: Gerrymandering: Where to Draw the Line
Guest: Dr. Daniel Breen, PhD, J.D.
Professor Breen is a Lecturer of Legal Studies at Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts. He earned a Ph.D. in American History from Boston College, and a J.D. in Law from the University of Georgia.
Dr. Breen’s lectures on a variety of presidential historical topics on the historical and legal underpinnings of or democracy and on presidencies through the modern era. Discussion will focus on the beginnings of gerrymandering, its negative effect upon the free election process and how it has been used throughout history to accomplish invidious discrimination against minorities and women. Discussion will include how our nation can reverse the audacious use of gerrymandering that has so openly fragmented our state and national elections, and if left unabated, will serve to undermine the free and open democratic ‘one person one vote’ election process.