Sonia Shah

Weekly Round Up: Football and the Farm Bill

We are gearing up for the NACA 2014 Conference right here in our home city of Boston! We look forward to seeing everyone there!   We hope that everyone enjoyed the Super Bowl! Congratulations to our friends in Seattle and condolences to our friends in Denver!   Be sure to check out NPR’s sit-down with […]

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Weekly Round Up: NFL Helmet Bans and Tips for Getting Your Life in Order

Already 2 weeks down in 2014 – be strong and stick to those resolutions! Here’s what our speakers have been up to thus far in the new year.   In the Memphis Flyer, Susan Douglas publishes a scathing condemnation of right-wing political spending.  “Among the many visionary goals of our nation’s right wing — impoverish

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Weekly Round Up! Watergate and the World Series

Enrique Morones goes to Hollywood!  In Detained in the Desert, Morones portrays Enrique Martinez, a character hybridizing the late human rights activist Roberto Martinez and Morones himself.  “They wanted to make it as realistic as possible and George Clooney wasn’t available,” he cracks.  It premiered at the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival, and we wish all

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Weekly Round Up! Chemical Disasters, Moons, and Boots

In the wake of the announcement that Tokyo, not Istanbul, will host the 2020 Olympics, Arsalan Iftikhar over at Time outlines historically unfair patterns of selection and makes a compelling case for the International Olympic Committee to select a Muslim-majority country to host Olympic games.   We’ve known how to cure it for centuries, so

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Who’s in the news…

Annie Leonard of The Story of Stuff writes “The iPhone and Consumer Guilt” for The Huffington Post… Surfing for Change’s Kyle Thiermann talks to the SierraActivist for a Q&A… Znet features author Sonia Shah’s article, “Antibiotic-resistant NDM-1 Is Undermining India’s Medical Sector“… Jessica Valenti makes an appearance on The Melissa Harris-Perry Show…

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New Speaker: Sonia Shah

We’re thrilled to welcome Sonia Shah to our speaking roster!Shah is an investigative journalist and author of critically acclaimed and prize-winning books on science, human rights, and international politics. Her latest book, “The Fever: How Malaria Has Ruled Humankind for 500,000 Years,” described by international malaria expert Malcolm Molyneux as “thrilling” and “astonishing,” is based on five

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