This year's ACFR Annual Conference is going to be outstanding, exciting, special- the place to be! Thanks to you all who have already registered!
The registration form can be found on the National website www.acfr.org Rooms at the ACFR rate at the State Plaza Hotel are still available.
Thursday, May 2, 6-8pm: Reception at Philippine Embassy
Friday, May 3, 8am-4pm: All day conference, including breakfast & lunch, DACOR House
Friday, May 3, 6:30-9pm: Reception & Dinner at DACOR House
(Saturday, May 4, 8am-12noon: Board of Directors meeting at State Plaza Hotel)
(Registration fee: $350 to attend, and $150 for spouse)
-Dr. Adam Garfinkle, founding and current editor of The American Interest magazine & web/blogsite
-Dr. Moises Naim, Carnegie Senior Fellow & author of new bestselling book "The End of Power"
-Rear Admiral John Kirby, Chief of Information, U.S. NAVY, former chief media adviser to ChmJtCS
-Amb. Vicki Huddleston, re terrorism in NAfrica, former amb to Mali, former DAS at Dept of Defense
-Mr. Barbara Slavin, author/analyst re Iran & Middle East, Atlantic Council Senior Fellow
-Dr. Stephen Cohen, author of bks on Pakistan & India, new bk re South Asia, Brookings Senior Fellow
-Amb. Molly Williamson, former DAS at Dept State & Dept Energy, expert on Geopolitics of Oil/Energy
-Mr. John Morton, OPIC Chief of Staff, formerly at Pew
-Amb. Thomas Graham, former Nuclear Arms Negotiator for Dept of State
-Mr. Stuart Weidie, President & CEO, Blossman Gas
Other Member News
Maria and Tony: the other Italian With a name like Piani, you have to connection pay for your dinner!
Bob and Nancy are happy to be there !!
The July 2006 issue of Utah Business (page 42) has a picture of our Dr. Suzanne Stensaas for the article “Competing for Attention—College Professors Find Help in the Digital World”.
The article tells how “dusty green chalkboards” have been replaced by new “visual” technology for “intelligent classrooms”. The article continues saying some teachers find this a difficult transission, but Suzanne feels this method helps her make a more lasting and visual impact on the students. A professor for 30 years of neurobiology and anatomy at the University of Utah Eccles Health Sciences Center, this new technology allows her to teach anatomy, neurology and pathology at the same time. Her pet subject is the human brain. Hang Wong, system administrator for the Center, commented that “watching her teach is like watching an OZ-like wizard at work!”. What more can one say!
Linda Adams recently visited Saudi Arabia. To read about her experience
please click on the following link.