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Be Encouraged with Bishop Julius C. Trimble
Courageous Conversations and Prophetic Preaching with West Ohio Conference Bishop Gregory Vaughn Palmer

Be Encouraged with Bishop Julius C. Trimble

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2022 30:55 Transcription Available


Bishop Julius C. Trimble is the Resident Bishop of the Indiana Area of the United Methodist Church.Bishop Trimble has the personal mission to encourage all people with the love of Jesus Christ to rise to their highest potential. It is his commitment to his personal mission that led Bishop Trimble to create the “To Be Encouraged” Podcast along with co-host Rev.Dr. Brad Miller. Bishop Trimble says, “I am compelled by Jesus to share with you an encouraging word or two about Jesus, theology, the Bible, the pandemic, the environment, racism, voting rights, human sexuality, and the state of the United Methodist Church.” To Be Encouraged with Bishop Julius C. Trimble is to be published weekly and is available at www.tobeencouraged.com and all the podcast directories.https://www.inumc.org/bishop/office-of-the-bishop/Episode 035 is Part 1 of a two part interview with West Ohio Conference Bishop Gregory V. Palmer. About Bishop Gregory V. PalmerBishop Gregory Vaughn Palmer Ohio West Area, The United Methodist Church https://www.westohioumc.org/conference/bishop-gregory-v-palmerBishop Gregory Vaughn Palmer serves as the episcopal leader of the Ohio West Area of The United Methodist Church. He was assigned there on September 1, 2012.Born and reared in Philadelphia, Palmer is a “child of the church,” the son of the Rev. Herbert E. and Mrs. Charlotte Sue Hewitt Palmer. Palmer's father (now deceased) was a retired United Methodist pastor; his mother (now deceased) was a schoolteacher in the Philadelphia Public School system. Bishop Palmer received his undergraduate degree from George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and the Master of Divinity degree from Duke University Divinity School, Durham, North Carolina. Baldwin-Wallace College, Iowa Wesleyan College, Simpson College, Hood Theological Seminary and Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary and United Theological Seminary have awarded him honorary degrees.He was ordained a deacon and elected a probationary member in the Eastern Pennsylvania Annual Conference in 1977. In 1981, he was elected into full membership and ordained an elder in the East Ohio Annual Conference.His pastoral career includes student pastorates in North Carolina and post-seminary appointments in the East Ohio Conference in Cleveland, Canton and Berea. Palmer also served as superintendent of the Youngstown District of the East Ohio Conference. Elected to the episcopacy by the North Central Jurisdictional Conference in 2000, Palmer served the Iowa Area until assuming responsibilities in the Illinois Area in 2008. Palmer served as president of the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry from 2004 to 2008 and president of the Council of Bishops from April 2008 to May 2010. Palmer served on the Commission on a Way Forward. Currently, he is a member of the Standing Committee on Central Conference Matters and chair of the Comprehensive Africa Plan. He also is a board member of several organizations, including The United Methodist Publishing House, Methodist Theological School in Ohio, United Theological Seminary and OhioHealth, a family of nonprofit hospitals and health care facilities, Ohio Northern University, Ohio Wesleyan University, Mount Union University and Emory University.Married for 46 years to his wife Cynthia, they are the parents of two adult children.

None But The Brave
S04 Episode 5: Talkin' About Soul Days - Springsteen's Only The Strong Survive LP (with Lauren Onkey)

None But The Brave

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2022 60:26


In the latest episode of None But The Brave, co-hosts Hal Schwartz and Flynn McLean discuss Bruce Springsteen's latest record, a collection of soul covers titled Only The Strong Survive. They are joined by Lauren Onkey, the Director of the Corcoran School of the Arts & Design at George Washington University. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Something You Should Know
How Cars Changed The World & What's Going On In Your Unconscious Mind?

Something You Should Know

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2022 51:56


Having bad posture not only impacts how you appear to others, it can also have an effect on your physical and mental health in ways you may not know. This episode begins by explaining what those effects are and how to instantly improve your posture.  https://bit.ly/3NT6aQ5 Think of how the car has changed the world. It is because of cars that we have roads and bridges and tunnels and motels and destinations to visit – there are so many things that exist because of the automobile. Of course, the car has also caused many problems in our world. Still, the story of the how the car came to be and the people who built them is a fascinating one. Joining me to discuss all this is Bryan Appleyard author of the book The Car: The Rise and Fall of The Machine That Made The Modern World (https://amzn.to/3hfm0bp) When you think about it, most of what makes up who you are is in your unconscious mind. What you experience, as well as your moods, and the things you like or dislike, in fact most of who you are comes from your unconscious. That part of your mind is truly amazing in good ways and bad. Joining me to explain how the unconscious mind works and how best to work with it is psychiatrist Dr. Daniel Lieberman professor and vice chair for clinical affairs in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at George Washington University and author of the book Spellbound: Modern Science, Ancient Magic, and the Hidden Potential of the Unconscious Mind (https://amzn.to/3tfdeNp) Getting a flu shot is probably a good idea but there is something you should do first before you go get it. Listen as I explain what that is – and it might take you a few days to do it. https://www.ajc.com/life/why-you-shouldnt-be-sleep-deprived-before-getting-a-flu-shot/ZZNNHFDYLJCYTOPPZBJBRMFSBE/ PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! NetSuite gives you control of your financials, inventory, HR, planning, and budgeting - so you can manage risk, get reliable forecasts, and improve margins. Everything you need, all in one place. Right now - NetSuite is offering a one-of-a-kind special financing program.  Head to https://Netsuite.com/SYSK ! We're all about helping you find ways to get more out of life… that's why we want you to listen to Constant Wonder. Constant Wonder is a podcast that will bring more wonder and awe to your day. Listen to Constant Wonder wherever you get your podcasts! https://www.byuradio.org/constantwonder Cancel unnecessary subscriptions with Rocket Money today. Go to https://RocketMoney.com/something - Seriously, it could save you HUNDREDS of dollars per year! Shopify grows with your business anywhere. Thanks to their endless list of integrations and third-party apps - everything you need to customize your business to your needs is already in your hands. Sign up for a FREE trial at https://Shopify.com/sysk ! Right now, get a FREE full custom 3D design of your new "Wow" kitchen at https://CabinetsToGo.com/SYSK ! Did you know you could reduce the number of unwanted calls & emails with Online Privacy Protection from Discover? - And it's FREE! Just activate it in the Discover App. See terms & learn more at https://Discover.com/Online Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Average Joe Finances
139. Federal Government Contracting to Commercial Real Estate with Martin Saenz

Average Joe Finances

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2022 28:33 Transcription Available


Join Mike Cavaggioni with Martin Saenz on the 139th episode of the Average Joe Finances Podcast. Louis shares how he brings social good into smart investing, helping investors grow their wealth and helping mortgage borrowers stay in their homes.In this episode, you'll learn:What is Bequest Funds and what does it doHow mortgage note investing worksHow to raise the capital and get into residential and commercial real estate And so much more!About Martin:Martin Saenz is a Managing Partner of Bequest Funds. Renowned as a thought leader in the mortgage note investment industry, Martin is generous with his first hand expertise, to the benefit of his many clients and followers. Genuine, loyal, and passionate about creating a better world through profitable business, he works hard to share and spread success.Martin co founded Bequest Funds with the dual purpose of helping investors grow their wealth and helping mortgage borrowers stay in their homes. Martin owned and operated multiple successful companies prior to launching Bequest. A successful entrepreneur and real estate investor for over 15 years, he brings a high level of strategy and experience to the Bequest model. He has directly helped over a thousand families stay in their homes, and countless more through the influence of his mentorship.Martin holds a BA degree in Philosophy from U.T. — San Antonio, an MBA from Drexel University, and a M.S. in Project Management from George Washington University.Find Martin Saenz on:Twitter: https://twitter.com/martin_j_saenzLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/martin-saenz-bequest/Bequest Funds:Website: https://www.BQFunds.comLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/bequest-funds/Average Joe Finances®All of our social media links and more: https://averagejoefinances.com/linksAbout Mike: https://themikecav.comTools and resources I use: www.averagejoefinances.com/resourcesCRM Tool: www.averagejoefinances.com/crmPay Off Your Mortgage in 5-7 Years:www.theshredmethod.com/averagejoefinancesFind a REALTOR® in any state: www.averagejoefinances.com/realtorMake Real Estate Investing Easier with DealMachine:www.averagejoefinances.com/dealmachinePodcast Hosting: www.averagejoefinances.com/buzzsproutPodcast Editing Services: www.editpods.com*DISCLAIMER* www.averagejoefinances.com/disclaimerSee our full episode transcripts here: www.averagejoefinancespod.com/episodesSupport the show

Conversations With Coleman
The Death of The American Coalition with Tim Shenk (S3 Ep.37)

Conversations With Coleman

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2022 59:48


My guest today is Timothy Shenk. Tim is a historian at George Washington University and a co-editor at Dissent magazine. He has written for The New York Times, The Guardian, London Review of Books, The Nation, The New Republic, and Jacobin, among other publications. Tim is also the author of the book "Realigners: Partisan Hacks, Political Visionaries, and the Struggle to Rule American Democracy". ​​​​​​​In this episode, Tim and I discuss the book that President Obama wrote in the 90s, but never published, which Tim was able to get his hands on. We discuss Obama's early influences, his critique of the left and his critique of expertise. We talk about how Obama's views have changed from the 90s to today. We talk about the legacy of Bayard Rustin, civil rights leader and writer who was a hero to both Tim and myself. We talk about how political parties used to build long-term coalitions and win many elections in a row, and why neither party is able to do that today. We discuss popularism and its critics. We also go on to talk about the midterm elections. #Ad Go to https://ro.co/COLEMAN for 20% off your first order.  Visit https://www.indeed.com/CONVERSATIONS to start hiring now Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates
Is Taiwan Indefensible?

Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2022 53:14


The fate of Taiwan is uncertain. As a revanchist China builds up forces near the island, the Biden administration is warning Beijing against an invasion, bolstering its defense with the sale of military hardware. Beijing sees Taiwan as lost territory, which needs to be “reunified” with the mainland. The United States is now faced with a geopolitical quandary: Can the U.S. military defend Taiwan from Beijing, and should it? Or, is Taiwan indefensible? Arguing in favor of the motion is Lyle J. Goldstein of the Naval War College, with Charlie Glaser of George Washington University. Arguing against the motion is former deputy assistant secretary of defense Elbridge Colby, with Elizabeth Larus of the University of Mary Washington. Emmy award-winning journalist John Donvan moderates. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Acton Lecture Series
Are We A Nation?

Acton Lecture Series

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2022 62:47


In 1867, Sen. Charles Sumner posed the question “are we a nation?” in the wake of the Civil War. As America confronts new extremes of polarization in the 21st century, the question is inescapable again. Samuel Goldman explores the ways the U.S. does and does not correspond to historical conceptions of the nation-state.Samuel Goldman is an associate professor of political science at George Washington University, where he is also director of the Loeb Institute for Religious Freedom. In addition to his academic work, Goldman is an affiliate scholar at the Acton Institute and has been published in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and numerous other publications.Subscribe to our podcastsSamuel Goldman | Amazon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Food Junkies Podcast
Episode 98: Dr. Daniel Lieberman

Food Junkies Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2022 57:23


Daniel Z. Lieberman, MD is a professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at George Washington University in Washington, DC. Dr. Lieberman received his medical degree and completed his psychiatric training at New York University. He is an award-winning educator and researcher and has provided insights on mental health topics for the US Department of Health and Human Services, the US Department of Commerce, and the Office of Drug and Alcohol Policy. Dr. Lieberman shares his expertise on the neurobiological basis of human behavior as a frequent guest on radio, television, and podcasts. He is the coauthor of the international bestseller The Molecule of More. Dr. Daniel Lieberman is an award-winning educator, researcher, and professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at George Washington University in Washington, DC. He received his medical degree at New York University, where he also completed his psychiatric training. As a researcher, he provided insights on mental health topics for the US Department of Commerce, the Office of Drug and Alcohol Policy, and the US Department of Health and Human Services. Daniel has published more than 50 scientific papers and book chapters, and he shares his expertise on the neurobiological basis of human behavior as a frequent guest on podcasts, television, and radio.  Daniel Lieberman co-authored the international bestseller The Molecule of More, which has been translated into 16 languages. His second book, Spellbound: Modern Science, Ancient Magic, and the Hidden Potential of the Unconscious Mind, reveals how to join forces with your unconscious mind to find more meaning in everyday life, make better decisions, and develop a richer and more balanced way of living.  Today's Highlights: What is dopamine? What is its value in the human mind? What is Reward Prediction error and why do we need to be aware of it?  What are some of the dangers of dopamine dysregulation?  What is the role of dopamine in addiction?  Can you explain control dopamine over desire dopamine? What is the rule of dopamine in will power?  How is addiction logical to an addict?  Follow Daniel Lieberman: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MoleculeOfMore/ Twitter: @MoleculeofMore Website: https://www.danielzlieberman.com TedX Talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sj6R1Tcjsl8 ANNOUNCEMENTS: Sweet Sobriety is a one-of-a-kind online coaching, community, and connection platform for those seeking an improved relationship with self, food, and body. While we are still in the process of developing all our services – we are happy to share our Surviving the Holidays Workshop with Bethany Mazereeuw that begins Wednesday, November 16th. In this VERY PRACTICAL workshop you will create your own personalized game plan for your upcoming holidays over 4 weeks and: learn what makes the holidays so challenging set your own intention make a detailed plan that works for YOU learn about self-care and integrate it into your plan learn about and plan your boundaries for the holidays leverage any food slips AND glean learnings from your own post-holiday debrief to propel you forward What you get: Sweet Sobriety Holiday Plan Template Guidance to completing your plan via 4 video modules to watch at your own pace Four 1-hr live support sessions (one per week) for those joining in November 2022 Register by going to www.sweetsobriety.ca OR by checking the show notes for the website link! The content of our show is educational only. It does not supplement or supersede your healthcare provider's professional relationship and direction. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified mental health providers with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition, substance use disorder, or mental health concern.

New Books in Anthropology
Sarah E. Wagner, "What Remains: Bringing America's Missing Home from the Vietnam War" (Harvard UP, 2019)

New Books in Anthropology

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2022 66:55


For many families the Vietnam War remains unsettled. Nearly 1,600 Americans— and more than 300,000 Vietnamese—involved in the conflict are still unaccounted for. In What Remains: Bringing America's Missing Home from the Vietnam War (Harvard UP, 2019), Sarah E. Wagner tells the stories of America's missing service members and the families and communities that continue to search for them. From the scientists who work to identify the dead using bits of bone unearthed in Vietnamese jungles to the relatives who press government officials to find the remains of their loved ones, Wagner introduces us to the men and women who seek to bring the missing back home. Through their experiences she examines the ongoing toll of America's most fraught war. Every generation has known the uncertainties of war. Collective memorials, such as the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington National Cemetery, testify to the many service members who never return, their fates still unresolved. But advances in forensic science have provided new and powerful tools to identify the remains of the missing, often from the merest trace—a tooth or other fragment. These new techniques have enabled military experts to recover, repatriate, identify, and return the remains of lost service members. So promising are these scientific developments that they have raised the expectations of military families hoping to locate their missing. As Wagner shows, the possibility of such homecomings compels Americans to wrestle anew with their memories, as with the weight of their loved ones' sacrifices, and to reevaluate what it means to wage war and die on behalf of the nation. Sarah Wagner is Professor of Anthropology at the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences at George Washington University. Professor Wagner is a social anthropologist whose research explores loss through the lens of war, memory, prolonged mourning, and uncertain death. Studying forensic responses to missing persons, she has conducted ethnographic and archival research in Bosnia and Herzegovina and with the US military, including in Vietnam, in its attempts to account for the Missing In Action (MIA) from the past century's conflicts. Since 2020, she has focused on COVID-19 death and remembrance. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/anthropology

New Books in Military History
Sarah E. Wagner, "What Remains: Bringing America's Missing Home from the Vietnam War" (Harvard UP, 2019)

New Books in Military History

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2022 66:55


For many families the Vietnam War remains unsettled. Nearly 1,600 Americans— and more than 300,000 Vietnamese—involved in the conflict are still unaccounted for. In What Remains: Bringing America's Missing Home from the Vietnam War (Harvard UP, 2019), Sarah E. Wagner tells the stories of America's missing service members and the families and communities that continue to search for them. From the scientists who work to identify the dead using bits of bone unearthed in Vietnamese jungles to the relatives who press government officials to find the remains of their loved ones, Wagner introduces us to the men and women who seek to bring the missing back home. Through their experiences she examines the ongoing toll of America's most fraught war. Every generation has known the uncertainties of war. Collective memorials, such as the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington National Cemetery, testify to the many service members who never return, their fates still unresolved. But advances in forensic science have provided new and powerful tools to identify the remains of the missing, often from the merest trace—a tooth or other fragment. These new techniques have enabled military experts to recover, repatriate, identify, and return the remains of lost service members. So promising are these scientific developments that they have raised the expectations of military families hoping to locate their missing. As Wagner shows, the possibility of such homecomings compels Americans to wrestle anew with their memories, as with the weight of their loved ones' sacrifices, and to reevaluate what it means to wage war and die on behalf of the nation. Sarah Wagner is Professor of Anthropology at the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences at George Washington University. Professor Wagner is a social anthropologist whose research explores loss through the lens of war, memory, prolonged mourning, and uncertain death. Studying forensic responses to missing persons, she has conducted ethnographic and archival research in Bosnia and Herzegovina and with the US military, including in Vietnam, in its attempts to account for the Missing In Action (MIA) from the past century's conflicts. Since 2020, she has focused on COVID-19 death and remembrance. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/military-history

New Books Network
Sarah E. Wagner, "What Remains: Bringing America's Missing Home from the Vietnam War" (Harvard UP, 2019)

New Books Network

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2022 66:55


For many families the Vietnam War remains unsettled. Nearly 1,600 Americans— and more than 300,000 Vietnamese—involved in the conflict are still unaccounted for. In What Remains: Bringing America's Missing Home from the Vietnam War (Harvard UP, 2019), Sarah E. Wagner tells the stories of America's missing service members and the families and communities that continue to search for them. From the scientists who work to identify the dead using bits of bone unearthed in Vietnamese jungles to the relatives who press government officials to find the remains of their loved ones, Wagner introduces us to the men and women who seek to bring the missing back home. Through their experiences she examines the ongoing toll of America's most fraught war. Every generation has known the uncertainties of war. Collective memorials, such as the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington National Cemetery, testify to the many service members who never return, their fates still unresolved. But advances in forensic science have provided new and powerful tools to identify the remains of the missing, often from the merest trace—a tooth or other fragment. These new techniques have enabled military experts to recover, repatriate, identify, and return the remains of lost service members. So promising are these scientific developments that they have raised the expectations of military families hoping to locate their missing. As Wagner shows, the possibility of such homecomings compels Americans to wrestle anew with their memories, as with the weight of their loved ones' sacrifices, and to reevaluate what it means to wage war and die on behalf of the nation. Sarah Wagner is Professor of Anthropology at the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences at George Washington University. Professor Wagner is a social anthropologist whose research explores loss through the lens of war, memory, prolonged mourning, and uncertain death. Studying forensic responses to missing persons, she has conducted ethnographic and archival research in Bosnia and Herzegovina and with the US military, including in Vietnam, in its attempts to account for the Missing In Action (MIA) from the past century's conflicts. Since 2020, she has focused on COVID-19 death and remembrance. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network

New Books in Sociology
Sarah E. Wagner, "What Remains: Bringing America's Missing Home from the Vietnam War" (Harvard UP, 2019)

New Books in Sociology

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2022 66:55


For many families the Vietnam War remains unsettled. Nearly 1,600 Americans— and more than 300,000 Vietnamese—involved in the conflict are still unaccounted for. In What Remains: Bringing America's Missing Home from the Vietnam War (Harvard UP, 2019), Sarah E. Wagner tells the stories of America's missing service members and the families and communities that continue to search for them. From the scientists who work to identify the dead using bits of bone unearthed in Vietnamese jungles to the relatives who press government officials to find the remains of their loved ones, Wagner introduces us to the men and women who seek to bring the missing back home. Through their experiences she examines the ongoing toll of America's most fraught war. Every generation has known the uncertainties of war. Collective memorials, such as the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington National Cemetery, testify to the many service members who never return, their fates still unresolved. But advances in forensic science have provided new and powerful tools to identify the remains of the missing, often from the merest trace—a tooth or other fragment. These new techniques have enabled military experts to recover, repatriate, identify, and return the remains of lost service members. So promising are these scientific developments that they have raised the expectations of military families hoping to locate their missing. As Wagner shows, the possibility of such homecomings compels Americans to wrestle anew with their memories, as with the weight of their loved ones' sacrifices, and to reevaluate what it means to wage war and die on behalf of the nation. Sarah Wagner is Professor of Anthropology at the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences at George Washington University. Professor Wagner is a social anthropologist whose research explores loss through the lens of war, memory, prolonged mourning, and uncertain death. Studying forensic responses to missing persons, she has conducted ethnographic and archival research in Bosnia and Herzegovina and with the US military, including in Vietnam, in its attempts to account for the Missing In Action (MIA) from the past century's conflicts. Since 2020, she has focused on COVID-19 death and remembrance. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/sociology

New Books in American Studies
Sarah E. Wagner, "What Remains: Bringing America's Missing Home from the Vietnam War" (Harvard UP, 2019)

New Books in American Studies

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2022 66:55


For many families the Vietnam War remains unsettled. Nearly 1,600 Americans— and more than 300,000 Vietnamese—involved in the conflict are still unaccounted for. In What Remains: Bringing America's Missing Home from the Vietnam War (Harvard UP, 2019), Sarah E. Wagner tells the stories of America's missing service members and the families and communities that continue to search for them. From the scientists who work to identify the dead using bits of bone unearthed in Vietnamese jungles to the relatives who press government officials to find the remains of their loved ones, Wagner introduces us to the men and women who seek to bring the missing back home. Through their experiences she examines the ongoing toll of America's most fraught war. Every generation has known the uncertainties of war. Collective memorials, such as the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington National Cemetery, testify to the many service members who never return, their fates still unresolved. But advances in forensic science have provided new and powerful tools to identify the remains of the missing, often from the merest trace—a tooth or other fragment. These new techniques have enabled military experts to recover, repatriate, identify, and return the remains of lost service members. So promising are these scientific developments that they have raised the expectations of military families hoping to locate their missing. As Wagner shows, the possibility of such homecomings compels Americans to wrestle anew with their memories, as with the weight of their loved ones' sacrifices, and to reevaluate what it means to wage war and die on behalf of the nation. Sarah Wagner is Professor of Anthropology at the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences at George Washington University. Professor Wagner is a social anthropologist whose research explores loss through the lens of war, memory, prolonged mourning, and uncertain death. Studying forensic responses to missing persons, she has conducted ethnographic and archival research in Bosnia and Herzegovina and with the US military, including in Vietnam, in its attempts to account for the Missing In Action (MIA) from the past century's conflicts. Since 2020, she has focused on COVID-19 death and remembrance. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/american-studies

Oral Arguments for the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit
Jabari Stafford v. George Washington University

Oral Arguments for the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2022 25:36


Jabari Stafford v. George Washington University

The Reason We Learn Podcast
Equity Math: Does it Really Help Black Students?

The Reason We Learn Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2022 88:15


We're told "Equity Math" is what black students need to improve math skills, but is that true? With the recent dismal scores on the NAEP, especially for black students, this question seems more relevant than ever. I asked John Wilson to join me to address it, and to talk about how he thinks the black parents of his students feel about it. His answers will surprise you.John H. Wilson, III became the full-time Education and Enrichment Program (EEP) Director in 2006 at West Angeles Church after earning his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from George Washington University and enjoying a 20-year career as an aerospace engineer and years of volunteer youth work in his church and community. Under his direction for over two decades, EEP has grown from modest math tutoring sessions to a noteworthy educational program that has provided year-round enrichment opportunities to thousands of youth, mostly non-members, from over 50 middle and high schools across Los Angeles County and serving more than 600 families. From 2004 until now, through his vision and work, over 2,000 youth in the Los Angeles and Long Beach area have attained an affordable college. Over this time, John has developed an expertise for admission, enrollment, financial aid and many other details of the college access process John's vision to provide the best resources developed into a partnership with Princeton Review for SAT Prep classes; a CSU Summer Algebra Institute for 6th through 9th graders; a Summer Bridge Program to enhance math, science and language skills; and a College Readiness Program to equip students for higher-learning. He also established youth Life Skills Workshops and a Parent Institute to communicate vital information. Finally, John has mentored dozens of students to and through successful careers. His region-wide outreach includes coaching math teachers and consulting with charter school staff to help them build strong math curriculums. John has also served on several community boards at El Camino Community College, received the Vertie Blackwell Lifetime Achievement Award in 2019, El Camino Community Service Award in 2007, and the NAACP Man of Valor Award in 2006 and 2010. John has 3 successful grown children and is married and lives in Long Beach. Get full access to The Reason We Learn at thereasonwelearn.substack.com/subscribe

Anxiety at Work with Adrian Gostick & Chester Elton
Healthy at Hopkins: A Powerful Wellness Plan at Johns Hopkins

Anxiety at Work with Adrian Gostick & Chester Elton

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2022 32:06


Our guest today is Richard Safeer, MD. Dr. Safeer is the Chief Medical Director of Employee Health and Well-being at Johns Hopkins Medicine, where he leads the Healthy at Hopkins employee health and well-being strategy. Prior to arriving at Hopkins, Dr. Safeer practiced family medicine in Northern Virginia. He was then on faculty at the George Washington University. His book “A Cure for the Common Company,” is available for pre-order on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.com today and will be released in January of 2023.###Three Key Things:Learn what Healthy at Hopkins is all aboutHear how employees benefit and mental wellness is supported - can you use these ideas at your company or on your team?Get a sneak peek into the upcoming book, "A Cure for the Common Company"If you love this podcast please share it with friends, family and co-workers and leave a 5-star review! Join us at LinkedIn and download Chapter One of Anxiety at Work at The Culture Works.###Your hosts, Adrian Gostick & Chester Elton have spent 20+ years helping clients engage their employees on strategy, vision and values. They provide real solutions for leaders looking to manage change, drive innovation and build high performance cultures and teams. Their work is supported by research with more than a million working adults across the globe.They are authors of award-winning Wall Street Journal & New York Times bestsellers All In, The Carrot Principle, Leading with Gratitude, and Anxiety at Work. Their books have been translated into 30 languages and have sold more than 1.5 million copies. They have been called “fascinating” by Fortune and “creative and refreshing” by The New York Times. Gostick & Elton have appeared on NBC's Today Show, CBS 60 Minutes, and are often quoted in Fast Company, Newsweek and the Wall Street Journal.Learn more about their Executive Coaching practice at TheCultureWorks.com. To book Adrian and Chester to keynote at your event, contact christy@thecultureworks.com###A shout out to our wonderful sponsor, LifeGuides. LifeGuides is a peer-to-peer community that helps people navigate through their day-to-day stressors by providing a place of empathy, listening, wisdom and support with a Guide who has walked in your shoes, experiencing the same challenge or life experience as you. We have a special offer for A@W Community from LifeGuides. It's this easy -  Schedule a demo and drop Healthy2021 in the “Any Questions?” box and receive 2 FREE months service.goHappy Hub is the most inclusive and timely way to communicate and engage directly with your frontline employees and candidates with 95%+ open rates. Send text messages directly from corporate and enable permissions for your frontline leaders to communicate with their team - notes of gratitude, logistical updates, referral opportunities, LTO's, new hire introductions, learning content, celebrations and more. Easily get the right message to the right people with simple segmentation by location, job type, language, etc, and get feedback from the field in a structured, digestible and actionable way. For a 60 day trial, just tell 'em Adrian & Chester sent you!

The Institute of World Politics
PRC Cyberattacks on Taiwan: What the U.S. Should Learn from Them

The Institute of World Politics

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2022 38:44


This lecture was recorded live on November 7, 2022 at the Institute of World Politics in Washington, D.C.. About the Lecture Information warfare is an essential part of the People's Republic of China's (PRC) defense doctrine. The PRC uses cyber to carry out information operations. Washington should analyze the PRC's cyber attacks on Taiwan to understand its cyber capabilities and intentions against the United States. This presentation will analyze the PRC's 2020 attack on Taiwan's telecom and gas sector, its 2021 attack on Taiwan's financial sector, and its disinformation operations regarding COVID-19. These attacks reveal that the PRC is likely to attack the United States' critical infrastructure sector as a way to halt vital services and psychologically degrade the American public's trust in the government. Additionally, the PRC's attacks on Taiwan reveal that the PRC is successful at attacking adversaries on the narrative battlefield by using social media. Today, the United States is not prepared to successfully counter or prevent such attacks. This presentation will explain the four actions the United States needs to perform to curb PRC cyber attacks and information operations in the cyber domain: encourage the private sector to develop a robust cybersecurity system through incentive mechanisms, use the principle of reciprocity for actions the government will take against the PRC if cyber attacked, pursue long-term offensive cyber measures such as network reconnaissance against the PRC, and educate the public on PRC disinformation capabilities through a nationwide public affairs campaign. About the Speaker Gillian Hand is a current graduate student at The Institute of World Politics and is set to graduate in December of 2022 with a Masters in Statecraft and National Security Affairs. She is currently working as an analyst at Rockwood Company where she helps government clients work through complex problems to achieve mission success. She has extensive experience in research and analysis through completing several national security research projects for high-ranking government officials. Her areas of expertise include emerging threats and China studies. At IWP, she has focused heavily on understanding how to properly implement the tools of statecraft and create an integrated strategy. Gillian has spent substantial time studying abroad in China to improve her Mandarin skills. She earned her B.A. in International Affairs from George Washington University. She is also a National Military Foundation Scholar (2021) and Association of Former Intelligence Officers Scholar (2021). Learn more about IWP graduate programs: https://www.iwp.edu/academic-programs/ Make a gift to IWP: https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/WebLink.aspx?name=E231090&id=18

Varn Vlog
Daniel Tutt on Lasch and Psychoanalysis

Varn Vlog

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2022 127:56


Please support our Patreon.  For early and ad-free episodes, members-only content, and more.Daniel Tutt is a philosopher with a focus on Lacanian psychoanalytic theory and Marxist thought. Founder of Study Groups in Psychoanalysis and Politics. He is the author of Psychoanalysis and the Politics of the Family: The Crisis of Initiation with the Palgrave Lacan Series and an Adjunct Professor of philosophy at George Washington University, Marymount University, and elsewhere. He is the host of Jouissance Vampires.Crew:Host: C. Derick VarnAudio Producer: Paul Channel Strip  ( @aufhebenkultur )Branding Design: Djene Bajalan and C. Derick VarnIntro and Outro Music by Bitter Lake.Intro Videos Design: Jason Myles, Dejene Balajan Support the show

Midday
Healthwatch: Dr. Leana Wen on the COVID, RSV & flu risks; legal weed

Midday

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2022 36:47


The last day of voting in this contentious election season is tomorrow. Among the issues Maryland voters will decide is the future of recreational marijuana. What will the impact on youth be, if the referendum passes and cannabis is legalized? And, as winter approaches, a possible surge in COVID cases isn't the only cause for concern. Pediatric wards in hospitals around the country are packed with children suffering from RSV, and the flu is back in force as well. What's the best way to prepare for the challenges that attend colder weather? Dr. Wen is one of America's most trusted and knowledgeable public health experts. She is a former health commissioner of Baltimore and an emergency physician.  She teaches at the George Washington University's Milken Institute School of Public Health.  She writes a column for the Washington Post.  She's a medical analyst for CNN, a non-resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution and the author of Lifelines: A Doctor's Journey in the Fight for Public Health. Dr. Leana Wen joins us on Zoom…See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Commute with Carlson
Constitutional scholar's response to Democrats' "democracy is on the ballot" mantra

The Commute with Carlson

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2022 9:07


KVI's John Carlson compares and contrasts two political claims about tomorrow's general election ballot. One involving US Senator, Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), and another involving Constitutional law scholar and George Washington University law professor, Jonathan Turley.

The Wiggin Sessions
Mark Skousen—Forecasts, Strategies, and FreedomFest 2023

The Wiggin Sessions

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2022 47:47


"We're still being challenged by the 2008 financial crisis and the 2020 pandemic, and we have the Russia and Ukrainian war. What's going to be next nuclear war? Some pretty shocking things are happening that will keep us all busy,"-Mark Skousen What do the current supply chain issues have to do with the current inflation rates? And are the supply chain issues currently resolving themselves? Mark Skousen (Ph.D., economics, George Washington University) was recently named one of the top 20 living economists in the world (www.superscholar.org ). In 2014, he was appointed a Presidential Fellow at Chapman University in California. Since 1980, he has been editor-in-chief of Forecasts & Strategies, a popular award-winning investment newsletter. He's also the author of several books, including the highly referenced, The Making of Modern Economics - 4th Edition. He is the producer of Freedom Fest, "the world's largest gathering of free minds," which meets every July. On this episode of The Wiggin Sessions, Mark joins me to discuss the impact of supply chain issues on the current economy and how the free market is finding solutions to supply chain shortages. Mark shares the type of inflation he believes is on its way down, his prediction of FED panic and what will happen to the economy in 2023, and the stories that led him to update his book, The Making of Modern Economics. Listen in as Mark shares how his work with Hudson Link teaching colleges courses at Sing Sing Correctional Facility is changing lives and why we need groups like Freedom Fest to stay in existence now more than ever. Key Takeaways How the difference between measuring the Gross Output (GO) and the GDP effects the measurement of the economy What the supply chain issues have to do with the current inflation rates How the market is moving to solve the supply change problems Mark shares which type of inflation he feels will soon be on his way down Mark shares his personal prediction of FED panic and what will happen to the economy in 2023 The only tool the FED has to ease the recession Why Mark feels Ben Bernanke should have been fired rather than given the Nobel Peace Prize How Mark developed the theories that led him to write The Making of Modern Economics Mark shares how his work with Hudson Link teaching colleges courses at Sing Sing Correctional Facility helped reduce the recidivism rate Mark shares the background behind Freedom Fest How much of the idea for Freedom Fest is based on the Mont Pelerin Society Why groups like Freedom Fest need to stay in existence to keep socialism from dominating our society Connect with Mark Skousen Mark Skousen Connect with Addison Wiggin Consilience Financial Be sure to follow The Wiggin Sessions on your socials. You can find me on— Facebook @thewigginsessions Instagram @thewigginsessions Twitter @WigginSessions Resources Forecasts & Strategies Skousen Books A Viennese Waltz Down Wall Street The Making of Modern Economics - 4th Edition Hudson Link for Higher Education in Prison Zero Percent (2011) - IMDb The Mont Pelerin Society Freedom Fest

Flipping America
Flipping America 517, Note Investing

Flipping America

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2022 29:35


Today we are talking about Note Investing. And I've got Martin Saenz on the line. If I were going to invest in notes, I would hope to do it with the skill, empathy, and compassion Martin has. His amazing business is up today on Flipping America! Martin Saenz brings social good into smart investing. He is a Managing Partner of Bequest Funds. Renowned as a thought leader in the mortgage note investment industry, Martin is generous with his first hand expertise, to the benefit of his many clients and followers. Genuine, loyal, and passionate about creating a better world through profitable business, he works hard to share and spread success. Together with business partner Shawn Muneio, Martin co-founded Bequest Funds with the dual purpose of helping investors grow their wealth and helping mortgage borrowers stay in their homes. Martin owned and operated multiple successful companies prior to launching Bequest. A successful entrepreneur and real estate investor for over 15 years, he brings a high level of strategy and experience to the Bequest model. He has directly helped over a thousand families stay in their homes, and countless more through the influence of his mentorship. Martin holds a BA degree in Philosophy from U.T. — San Antonio, an MBA from Drexel University, and a M.S. in Project Management from George Washington University. Martin, his wife Ruth, and their four children live in the D.C. area. Together, they enjoy exploring the history and natural beauty of state and federal parks and being a part of their church community.

Culturally Determined
Musk Takes Twitter (Aryeh Cohen-Wade & Dave Karpf)

Culturally Determined

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 6, 2022 65:47


Aryeh and Dave Karpf, an associate professor in the School of Media and Public Affairs at George Washington University, discuss Elon Musk's ownership of Twitter. Is he going to run the company into the ground—and would that be good for America? Is Twitter in fact the online public square? What would a non-toxic version of the site look like? Plus: Why does Mark Zuckerberg think we all want to join him in the metaverse?Recorded November 4, 2022Dave's post, "Elon's Twitter-Tilt"https://davekarpf.substack.com/p/elons-twitter-tilt?utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=auto_shareNYT: "The Tech Bubble That Never Burst"https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2022/04/19/technology/tech-startup-bubble.htmlDave's Wired piece on virtual realityhttps://www.wired.com/story/virtual-reality-rich-white-kid-of-technology/Dave's post, "So how's the Metaverse going?"https://davekarpf.substack.com/p/so-hows-the-metaverse-goingDave's post, "Tech futurism's blind spot"https://davekarpf.substack.com/p/tech-futurisms-blind-spotFollow @davekarpf Follow @AryehCW Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Politics in Question
Is America on the cusp of a realignment?

Politics in Question

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2022 45:01


In this week's episode, Timothy Shenk joins Lee and James to discuss electoral politics in the United States. Shenk is a historian of the modern United States in the Department of History at the George Washington University, where he researches and writes about American political and intellectual history. He is the author of Realigns: Partisan Hacks, Political Visionaries, and the Struggle to Rule American Democracy (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2022).Is America on the cusp of a realignment in which a new majority will emerge to shape our politics for the next generation? Or are Americans stuck in a cycle of anxiety-producing, high-stakes elections that are closely contested year after year? What can we learn from the past about the present moment in American politics? These are some of the questions that Tim, Lee, and James ask in this week's episode.

Let's Brief It
The Past, Present, and Future of D.C.'s Criminal Law

Let's Brief It

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2022 34:13


D.C.'s criminal code has not been significantly reformed since its adoption by the federal Congress in 1901. In 2016, the D.C. City Council began the most comprehensive effort to date to bring the City's criminal code into the 21st century when it established the Criminal Code Reform Commission. For the past six years, the Commission has endeavored to create a new criminal code for D.C. that is more in step with modern society and modern notions of what it means for a law to be fair and just. Hosts Eric Tarosky and Niranjan Seshadri, both law students at the Georgetown University Law Center, are joined by Patrice Sulton, Executive Director of DC Justice Lab and former senior attorney advisor to the Criminal Code Reform Commission, to talk about the past, present, and future of the District's criminal law. To learn more about the Revised Criminal Code Act of 2021, visit https://revisedcode.org/. UPDATE: On November 1, 2022, this bill unanimously passed an initial vote by the D.C. Council. In a few weeks, the council will hold a second and final vote on the bill which, if passed, will then head to Mayor Bowser's desk for her signature. Want to get ahead of the pack? Joining the D.C. Bar Law Student Community (LSC) can get you there. Your LSC membership will provide resume and skills boosting opportunities and one-on-one access to local practicing attorneys. To learn more, click here. Please note, the positions and opinions expressed by the speakers are strictly their own, and do not necessarily represent the views of their employers, nor those of the D.C. Bar, its Board of Governors or co-sponsoring Communities and organizations. Thank you to our Sponsor! The George Washington College of Professional Studies, Paralegal Studies Program: As Washington D.C.'s only academic-credit bearing paralegal studies program, the master's degree in Paralegal Studies is more than a powerful credential: it's a signal to the best employers that you withstood the academic rigor of one of the nation's best paralegal programs. George Washington University's Paralegal Studies program has met the approval of the American Bar Association for the excellence of its curriculum, faculty and administration, the only such program granted the designation in Washington, D.C. GW joins 260 programs nationally that have met the organization's requirements. Visit https://www.cps.gwu.edu/paralegal-studies-master-professional-studies to learn more.

Principled
S8E9 | Making performance management meaningful and aligned with DOJ policy

Principled

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2022 31:12


In September, the Department of Justice Fraud Section announced a new policy direction on corporate misconduct, clearly stating that personal accountability for employees, executives, and directors was their number one priority. The revised DOJ policy clearly states that an organization's compensation and benefits program must be aligned to its values and ethical culture. So, what does this mean for compliance? In this episode of the Principled Podcast, host Susan Divers discusses how to implement a meaningful performance management system that meets DOJ objectives with Stephanie Ragan, a Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional (recently of SOFEC) and now solo practitioner after 14 years as a compliance specialist and manager in the oil and gas industry.    Featured guest: Stephanie Ragan As an experienced, well-rounded compliance and ethics specialist, Stephanie has recently struck out on her own by launching Ragan Export Compliance, a consulting company focused on providing services and guidance for regulatory compliance. A subject matter expert in trade compliance for the past 10 years, she holds both a Masters of Science in Regulatory Trade Compliance and a degree in International Trade Management. Her credentials include special certifications as a Certified United States Export Compliance Officer (CUSECO), a Certified Compliance & Ethics Professional (CCEP) and an FCPA Expert (FCPA Blog).With a passion for developing efficient, integrated and automated compliance systems and programs, Stephanie's philosophy is that the intentional integration of compliance and ethics elements within an organization is at the core of every successful business model; and through making compliance accessible and approachable to all stakeholders, the value of a company's culture is significantly increased.   Featured host: Susan Divers Susan Divers is the director of thought leadership and best practices with LRN Corporation. She brings 30+ years' accomplishments and experience in the ethics and compliance arena to LRN clients and colleagues. This expertise includes building state-of-the-art compliance programs infused with values, designing user-friendly means of engaging and informing employees, fostering an embedded culture of compliance, and sharing substantial subject matter expertise in anti-corruption, export controls, sanctions, and other key areas of compliance. Prior to joining LRN, Mrs. Divers served as AECOM's Assistant General for Global Ethics & Compliance and Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer. Under her leadership, AECOM's ethics and compliance program garnered six external awards in recognition of its effectiveness and Mrs. Divers' thought leadership in the ethics field. In 2011, Mrs. Divers received the AECOM CEO Award of Excellence, which recognized her work in advancing the company's ethics and compliance program. Before joining AECOM, she worked at SAIC and Lockheed Martin in the international compliance area. Prior to that, she was a partner with the DC office of Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal. She also spent four years in London and is qualified as a Solicitor to the High Court of England and Wales, practicing in the international arena with the law firms of Theodore Goddard & Co. and Herbert Smith & Co. She also served as an attorney in the Office of the Legal Advisor at the Department of State and was a member of the U.S. delegation to the UN working on the first anti-corruption multilateral treaty initiative.  Mrs. Divers is a member of the DC Bar and a graduate of Trinity College, Washington D.C. and of the National Law Center of George Washington University. In 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Ethisphere Magazine listed her as one the “Attorneys Who Matter” in the ethics & compliance area. She is a member of the Advisory Boards of the Rutgers University Center for Ethical Behavior and served as a member of the Board of Directors for the Institute for Practical Training from 2005-2008. She resides in Northern Virginia and is a frequent speaker, writer and commentator on ethics and compliance topics.    Principled Podcast Transcript Intro: Welcome to the Principled Podcast, brought to you by LRN. The Principled Podcast brings together the collective wisdom on ethics, business and compliance, transformative stories of leadership and inspiring workplace culture. Listen in to discover valuable strategies from our community of business leaders and workplace change makers. Susan Divers: Last September, the Department of Justice Fraud Section announced a new policy direction on corporate misconduct. And they clearly stated that personal accountability for employees, executives, and directors was the department's number one priority. And as part of that, the revised policy that DAG, Lisa Monaco put out that day makes clear that an organization's compensation and benefits program must be aligned to its values and ethical culture. That means that positive behavior, for example, turning down a tainted business opportunity should be an essential factor in evaluating performance. And that there should be financial penalties, real financial penalties for misconduct. So what does that mean for compliance professionals? Hello, and welcome to another episode of LRN's DAG, Lisa Monaco. I'm your host, Susan Divers, director of thought leadership and best practices at LRN. Today I'm joined by Stephanie Ragan, a certified compliance and ethics professional, and most recently of Sofec, an oil and gas provider that's global in its operations. Stephanie has just left Sofec and is now consulting on her own after 14 years of a compliance specialist and a manager in the oil and gas industry. We're going to be talking about implementing a meaningful performance management system that meets DOJ objectives and how you go about that. Stephanie, thanks for joining me on Principled Podcast. Stephanie Ragan: Thanks for having me, Susan. Susan Divers: It's my pleasure. Interestingly, one of the questions we ask in LRN's annual program effectiveness survey is about organizations using ethical behavior as a significant factor in compensation, bonuses, hiring and promotion. And last year 69% of the over, I think it was about 1200 ENC programs that we surveyed, indicated that they required that an employee's ethical behavior be evaluated as part of their annual performance review. And we found that top rated programs were much more likely with 88% including such criteria. But Stephanie, as you know, with all things compliance, the devil is in the details. So I'd really like to hear about how you implemented your program that does just that at Sofec. And I'm sure our listeners would love to profit from your experience and your wisdom on this subject. So let's start at the beginning, how did you start this initiative or how did it start and how did you get support for it? Stephanie Ragan: Well, sure. So coming from a company like Sofec, we just celebrated our 50th year and we have a lot of mature programs and some that are still coming along. And our compliance program was one of our newer initiatives. We started it in about 2011. And it was interesting to see that when we formalized that department and all of our programs, policies, everything that helped sustain it, there was a need to measure it against other overhead type departments like HR, HSE and quality. So looking toward those types of departments for direction to see how we could measure effectiveness of programs and tie that back to our professional performance goal setting efforts that we do on an annual basis was a challenge for us. And we decided that as the new kid on the block, we could look at what worked for everybody and what didn't. And we decided that it would be necessary to look at what weight we needed to hold within the organization for each of our compliance initiatives. So for a starting point for our listeners, I would suggest that you look at the way your organizations measure performance. And if there is already an existing HSSEQ component or HR component, that you should also be including a compliance and ethics representation. And that should be a key area of focus for your personnel to align with your company culture and your company code and business operations. Susan Divers: That makes a great deal of sense. And I want to pick up on one thing you said in particular, which is that the ENC program needs to have equal status and weight with other similar programs, whether it's HR or audit or security or health and safety. And that's actually in the 2020 guidance from the Department of Justice as well. Because one of the questions prosecutors will ask or are told to ask companies accused of misconduct is, "Does your ENC program have equal status and resources?" So the approach you took fits very nicely with that. Let's talk about how you actually went about it. How did you enlist support? How long did it take? And what did you do in the end to get it up and running? Stephanie Ragan: Well, you know it takes a village to have any kind of success. And our compliance and ethics global team really took on this call to bring compliance and ethics to the forefront, it having an equal say in the performance measurements that we do in the company. And we were able to within the last few years, convince our management that along with performance measurement, which was a key area of concern, we needed to have regular meetings, at least an annual meeting, to be able to confer as a team globally and to discuss ideas, work on program development and get training initiatives ironed out. Kind of plan out our year as a whole so that globally we could have a cohesive plan that aligned everyone, didn't leave anyone behind from a planning standpoint for all of our entities, and made sure all personnel were covered by local compliance and ethics designees that could administrate and cover those programs as we rolled them out. So this was very well taken on. And again, we leaned back into HR and HSE were having these types of annual meetings and conferences internally in the company. So we wanted to say, again, we need to make sure compliance and ethics is represented. It was well received and management was very supportive. So in 2019, we had our first global gathering. And at that point, we all discussed how we measured and where we had gaps in measuring those compliance and ethics performance areas. And we figured that the global initiative of tying it into your bonus, your compensation that's measured annually by HR, that we needed to partner with them as well. So we were able to utilize the great guidelines that were out by the Department of Justice that came out in 2018, 2020. And then similarly, we had more guidelines come out again this September. These types of guidelines were helpful in getting the highest levels of buy-in. So using that as leverage, we were able to place value on measuring those individual participation to show evidence of a effective compliance program. And we were able to also work with legal. And I think that that's something that anyone who's struggling with finding a way to tie their individual performance metrics for users to compliance and ethics, that having your legal team work with you, if that's not already part of your compliance and ethics team and working with HR to jointly explain to senior management why the Department of Justice guidelines are so helpful and necessary to pay attention to. No one wants to have those types of individual penalties pointed back toward them. And letting them know what the enforcement and penalty details could entail, it can be a little scary and overwhelming for them, but it lets them know the weight of importance. So moving on, our CNE team wanted to then, after we had our senior buy-in, determine specific ways to quantify a compliance and ethics participation that was acceptable. So we developed a way to be able to measure and do a cumulative total for each employee throughout the year. And with the help and guidance of our compliance council, our general compliance council, which oversees all of our compliance and ethics initiatives from a senior level, and our chief compliance officer who's over our entire group, performance matrix was developed. So we determined what KPIs and metrics were most valuable to our company and also how participating in training and completing mandatory training assigned on time or early would be a key indicator that our personnel were engaged in in meeting their CNE goals. Now that was our initial concern that the training and focusing on training, on time training completion wouldn't be enough, but that's a great baseline. So if you are not measuring that, start there. And we also decided though that's a minimum expectation, that other avenues of participation engagement could then be easily added. This was a chance also for our CNE team to promote all of the tools and the outreach that we had been developing to engage individuals in our annual Compliance Week program, our local newsletters, which we could insert quizzes and different activities for them to complete, optional live and virtual training sessions, surveys, quizzes, and use of compliance videos and slides in their operational meetings and team meetings. And then it gave us an opportunity also for people that really went above and beyond to be recognized and have that tied back into their performance goals as a metric to, so our compliance champions who always went above and beyond, or personnel who brought forward potential compliance and ethics issues that were helping make formative changes to our program could also be recognized. That sounds like a lot to keep track of and could be really overwhelming for our listeners that have a new compliance program, limited resources, budget constraints, but there are a lot of great tools and support out there like LRN that is a great content provider and provides support with measuring that on time participation and a lot of other value that you can add into your program. Let's face it, at a minimum, any functioning compliance program is at least checking the box with mandatory compliance and ethics training like anti-corruption or your company code training, general CNE program awareness. So if you start with training as your first building block to measurement, it'll be less of a shock and easily accepted because your population and your personnel are already participating in those training initiatives. Susan Divers: That's a great story. And the way that you worked with other people in the company to identify where you were going to start with the criteria I think is very powerful for people who are grappling with this subject. And I know it's not just companies that are new or small, it's an area that I think a lot of people are still trying to chart their way. And also using the Department of Justice guidance strategically to help management understand why this is a risk that really needs to be managed. I think there is emphasis when you look at the guidance, it's important to realize that it's out there in part to help people like you and your team actually implement it by putting it under an official seal, if you will. So well done. Hey, tell us now, how is it working and are there any tweaks that you would make at this stage? Stephanie Ragan: Well, the great news is we've certainly seen improvement. So we've seen results of greater participation across the board in all of our areas. So whether it's people participating in Compliance Week because they know it ties back to their performance or they attend training that they would've otherwise blown off or not considered taking because it wasn't mandatory. And that is really energizing us to continue to grow the program and continue to find ways to reach people. And we've seen a lot of participation because of this initiative of tying it to performance goals in areas and regions where maybe culturally it wasn't important before to participate in compliance and ethics initiatives. But now they understand because they have something that's tangible material that ties back to their actual individual performance and they want to succeed in that area. So in general, it's helped us create different types of communications. We've been able to go and create management reports to provide managers live specific data on how each of their team members are performing throughout the year. Some managers reach out for that quarterly or semi-annually, but everyone reaches out for it toward the end of the year when they're wrapping up their performance evaluations. And it's great to have that kind of tool. So I do recommend that you work on creating something as simple as an Excel spreadsheet that can start capturing data to keep good records regarding the performance of your personnel. And also, if ever you are audited by a government authority, it's a great tool to provide your training records and say, "We're not just checking the box, we are going above and beyond by tracking every engagement with compliance and ethics." So also following that, we're able to use those participation records to quantify a score for each person. Now, it doesn't necessarily have to be a numeric score. Some companies may want to do it that way. We aligned with what our HR teams were already using, which is kind of a scale one to five, either unsatisfactory and then failed to meet expectations. You either met expectations, exceeded expectations, or you did outstanding work. So because that was already in use in our system, it was a language everybody understood and we created what fell into each category for our measurements on the compliance and ethics side. And again, we don't have to reinvent the wheel, you can use what you have and work smarter, not harder. But tracking the progress is really important. So if you can assign something that you can put a value against, then you can develop statistics over time and track trends within the organization. We did have a lot of discussion across the board about how much weight should be given to compliance and ethics performance compared to HSE or HR. So again, we fought to have equal footing because we preach in our company code of, we have a culture of compliance, we have our compliance code that gives guidelines on how to operate in every aspect and provides best business practices for everyone. So there was no reason to sell ourselves short or give ourselves a discount and say, "We don't want to be considered equally." Even though some companies may need to tweak that based on what their own business practices are, it should have some alignment with your culture and your code. And that way people understand it and can buy into it on an individual basis and an organizational basis. So looking forward in 2023, and this is largely in response to the new DOJ guidelines that you mentioned earlier, which came out September 15th, that does focus a lot on enforcement. So again, we have that leverage to push and say, "This is important. You don't want to be in trouble because this is how it can affect you as an individual." And that does garner a lot of attention and response from senior management, which is great. We don't want to scare anyone, but we want to make sure they understand the weight of their actions or inactions. But our tweaks moving forward would include tiered measurements, and that aligns with the Department of Justice newest guidelines so that you have different measurements and expectations for managers and supervisors and executives. And I think you should really look at that as three different categories, general personnel, people who have an influence over them, managers and supervisors, and then the people at the top. So your executives are going to be viewed differently if enforcement actions are ever taken. So you might as well prepare and have your program mirror that type of focus internally. We also have a lot of questions that come up then from managers that say, "What are my roles? What do I need to do to earn my points or to get a good rating?" And we always encourage them to infuse and integrate compliance and ethics into their team talks, their safety minutes that they have at a beginning of a meeting, replace some of those with compliance moments. And we make those tools available easily so that they can download it from our [inaudible 00:19:23] and they have full access to short videos, to content that we can pull from different training providers or that we've developed internally. That just makes it easier if they have one stop shopping, they can go to your compliance site. And if you don't have that type of setup, don't worry. Companies can always make it available by emailing that out to managers and just having kind of the library available to them. And as you develop and tweak your offerings, let people know. It's good to self-advertise within the organization so that send an email out to all of your managers and say, "Hey, we have a new video available if you want to share it with your teams." And let those managers come back to you and let you know how they used them and what the feedback is, because that's just going to help build the program and continue your process improvement. As the DOJ recommendations indicate, effective compliance program always points to individual emphasis for that compliance and ethics participation and compensation. And I think we can agree that those personnel who embrace and make an effort to incorporate compliance and ethics into their work are more likely to report potential issues, be less likely to become bad actors by breaking rules intentionally or unintentionally. And generally, they're going to support the best practices and the compliance and ethics program in the organization. Susan Divers: Well, we would certainly agree with that. And our research at LRN shows overwhelmingly over the years that I've been here, which are now six, that a culture of compliance that involves employees at as many levels as possible and helps them by giving them materials, you mentioned making it easy for managers to talk about ENC, that that is the best defense to misconduct and it's not how many times you reinvent in your code of conduct. But I do want to mention one other thing that you talked about early on, which is data points and having something that shows exactly where a particular individual is in their ENC journey, whether it's training or touchpoints. We've actually just redone major parts of our platform and we're very excited about it because there's a part that we're rolling out this month called Reveal, which is advanced data metrics from the training experience. And it shows what courses, what subjects people struggle with the most, how much time employees spend on a given subject and a lot of other very relevant data. It's very powerful and it allows you to benchmark against yourself and against other companies in your area. That's something everybody is very focused on. And using that in conjunction with your performance review system can really drive change. And then I'd also mention managing that data is important. We also are including a tool that we've had for some time called Disclosures where we're asking people to tell us when they attest to the code of conduct or when they roll out. You can use it to track how many times they roll out an ethical moment or other times when they talk about ethics and compliance. So the idea is to make it as easy as possible for the compliance team to track that. But we're starting to run out of time, so I want to talk quickly about what are the pitfalls. Because obviously this is a terrific program that has gained traction and is broadening and improving as you go along. But what are the pitfalls to avoid? And then I want to talk about your new company and your new initiative too. Stephanie Ragan: Well, first of all, the biggest pitfall that you can have is to not do anything or to be stymied and overwhelmed. So don't overthink or over design any initial measuring system. Remember that look to the offerings and tools that are made available to your personnel already. So start with finding the easiest way to measure what you're already doing. And you can always scale up as part of your continuous process improvement efforts. And then again, as you saw for development of our program, we could not have done this if we had worked in a silo. You have to engage and partner with HR and other stakeholders in the organization to find a way to infuse that measurement of your ethics and compliance participation. And be sure to include that there is a way to acknowledge excellent contributors. Because that drives people and excites them to participate more. So it can be an incentive for good behavior and make it specific to a task or event that's not evergreen. You can change this around and continue to improve it as years go on and set goals for your compliance and ethics team to be able to continue to develop every year something different to bring more users on board. Susan Divers: That makes a great deal of sense. And again, congratulations. That's a major accomplishment. And it sounds like the program was very well designed for your business and your particular culture and your risks. So let's turn to the future now with your own business, Ragan Export Compliance. What kinds of clients will you be aiding in the development of their ENC programs? I know you have deep experience in the oil and gas industry and are a certified FCPA expert and have the export control function as well. What are you going be focusing on and what risks do you see developing for exporters in particular as they seek to adhere to the DOJ guidance? Stephanie Ragan: Well, thank you for asking about that, Susan. At Ragan Export Compliance, I'll be providing trade compliance support and guidance focused on export or import compliance plans. And large focus now is technology. So we'll be helping develop technology control plans. And also because I do have a background coming from the last five years of doing the certified compliance and ethics professional from SCCE, I also can help develop the corporate compliance program enhancements for any industry, which can include developing training programs, conducting training, auditing, risk manages, strategies, due diligence and screening ,vendor management systems. And if a system needs overhaul, that's something that people sometimes forget. They develop a compliance program and then put it on the shelf, but it really does need continuous review, especially in the light of recent and constant regulatory changes and updates. To get back to your question about what risks do I see developing from an export angle, I do see two areas where exporters can pay additional attention, especially considering the current international policies and issues that are going on in the world. The enhanced due diligence is needed now as part of your program to identify military end users or MEUs. And this is primarily in China, Russia, Venezuela, and Burma. But it's a good habit to get into looking at that and incorporating, identifying military end users and uses as part of your, know your customer and screening system for your full supply chain. And then the second area where there can be some additional attention paid would be that your program includes a really strong level of control for not just your physical shipments, but technology. That's a blindside for a lot of exporters, importers, and just USPPIs in general because they don't realize how wide the definition for technology is when you look at the regulations. So for example, the EAR definition of technology for Department of Commerce for controlled technology is any specific information that relates to development, use or production of controlled items, those technologies would also be controlled. So pretty much any information that relates to those items, because the development use or production is so broad. And the ownness of that comes back to the exporter. Whenever regulations are vague, it puts more pressure on the exporter to understand and have systems in place to be able to address potential violations. And then because of regulatory changes, a lot of stagnant compliance programs can be a real risk for companies because they may not realize it's something that they have always been able to export. For example, certain valves or stainless steel items, things that were pretty innocuous for a large part, didn't need licenses up until recently when regulations changed. And now they fall into this large basket categories like 2B999 ECCN numbers, which I know might sound scary and very technical to people listening that don't have a real firm grasp on the ECCN, but there's a lot of guidance out there, and that's what we hope to provide and be able to help navigate at Ragan Export Compliance. So finally, just in general, I would say that my advice to our listeners today is just to continually evaluate your compliance program and make sure that your CNE engagement measurement that we've discussed today become truly effective ways to ensure that your organization is on the path to executing best practices and avoiding any regulatory infractions. If you follow the guidelines and reach out for help when needed, you won't go wrong. Susan Divers: Well, thanks Stephanie. I certainly agree with everything you've said and want to emphasize your point about don't fall into the trap of stagnant compliance. A lot of times I think it's easy to rely on backward looking metrics and saying, "Well, last year we trained 340 people, and this year we hope to do more." It's important to really keep evaluating what are the new risks that we're facing, and are the procedures that we have in place adequate for those new risks? And certainly that's consistent with the guidance too. So unfortunately, we've run out of time, but I want to thank you very much for spending these minutes with us and giving us the benefit of your insights. I hope you'll come back and speak to us again soon. Maybe we can do a session on export control. And we wish you all the best in your new venture. Stephanie Ragan: Thank you, Susan. Susan Divers: My name is Susan Divers and I want to thank you all for tuning in to the Principled Podcast by LRN. Outro: We hope you enjoyed this episode. The Principled Podcast is brought to you by LRN. At LRN, our mission is to inspire principled performance in global organizations by helping them foster winning, ethical cultures, rooted and sustainable values. Please visit us at lrn.com to learn more. And if you enjoyed this episode, subscribe to our podcast on Apple podcasts, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, or wherever you listen. And don't forget to leave us a review.  

From Doctor To Patient
Dr. Mikhail Kogan: Exploring Long Covid

From Doctor To Patient

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2022 60:06


Mikhail (Misha) Kogan, MD, ABIOM received his medical degree from Drexel University, College of Medicine. He completed the Social Internal Medicine Resident Program at Montefiore, Albert Einstein School of Medicine and Geriatric Fellowship at George Washington University. Currently, he serves as medical director of the GW Center for Integrative Medicine, associate professor of medicine in the division of Geriatrics and Palliative Care, associate director of the Geriatrics Fellowship Program and director of Integrative Medicine Track program at the George Washington University School of Medicine. Dr. Kogan is founder and executive director of AIM Health Institute, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area that provides integrative medicine services to low-income and terminally ill patients regardless of their ability to pay. Highlights: 2:02 Dr. Diva's experience of Long Covid symptoms, which became the topic of his upcoming book. 8:16 The novel treatment to address Long Covid symptoms. 14:06 Dr. Kogan's experience on the ground of the "huge problem of mismanagement" of Long Covid cases. 17:35 What can be done for those suffering from Long Covid. 21:47 Dr. Kogan describes the common symptoms presented among his patients. 36:08 Dr. Kogan's treatment protocols. 42:30 Considering the psychological, spiritual, and energetic factors underlying symptoms. 50:28 The need to address Long Covid in the medical community. 52:08 Dr. Kogan's tips for preventative care. 

The Forum
The end of civilisation: Bronze Age collapse

The Forum

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2022 41:48


More than 3,000 years ago a group of powerful and intricately connected Mediterranean kingdoms collapsed over the course of just a few decades. The palaces of Mycenaean Greece were destroyed, entire cities in Hittite Turkey were abandoned, and whole empires disintegrated. Some civilisations disappeared completely. But what caused the so-called Bronze Age collapse - climate change, trade breakdown, internal rebellion, or a mysterious group of invaders known as the ‘Sea Peoples'? Some historians have called the aftermath a 'dark age', but was it really as gloomy as that, and might this period of wealth, pressure, and decline offer us any lessons today? Rajan Datar is joined by İlgi Gerçek, assistant professor of ancient Near Eastern languages and history at Bilkent University, in Ankara; Eric Cline, professor of classics, history, and anthropology at The George Washington University, in Washington DC, and author of ‘1177BC: The Year Civilisation Collapsed'; and Marc van de Mieroop, professor of history at Columbia University, in New York. (Photo: The Course of Empire – Destruction, 1836, by Thomas Cole, New York Historical Society, New York. Credit: VCG Wilson/Corbis/Getty Images)

Wellness While Walking
146. Health Documentaries Demystified, with Prof. Jason Osder

Wellness While Walking

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2022 41:19


Documentary films can be powerfully persuasive, and our guest today helps us understand why, and then gives us a roadmap for how to watch films in the genre. Jason Osder -- filmmaker and professor of documentary at The George Washington University's School of Media and Public Affairs -- will be our guide today, as we learn some behind-the-scenes conventions filmmakers use, and how to navigate documentaries, especially when we're trying to make health-promoting changes. See you in class!   LET'S TALK THE WALK! Wellness While Walking Facebook page Wellness While Walking on Instagram Wellness While Walking on Twitter Wellness While Walking website for show notes and other information Coach Carolyn on Clubhouse: @stepstowellness wellnesswhilewalking@gmail.com   RESOURCES AND SOURCES (some links may be affiliate links) PROF. JASON OSDER ON DOCUMENTARY: WHAT WE NEED TO KNOW WHEN WE WATCH HEALTH DOCUMENTARIES (AND MORE) Prof. Osder's Website Prof. Osder – The George Washington University/School of Media and Public Affairs -- Academic Website and CV Let The Fire Burn – Film Information The Life and Death of Alex Odeh (in progress) - Article About Project Won't You Be My Neighbor? (film), wikipedia.com Frederick Wiseman, wikipedia.com Body Parts (2022), imdb.com 15 Best Documentaries to Inspire an Active Lifestyle, verywellfit.com (Note: I've seen none of these – just a list that had none of the most biased films on it!) Audience Demand for Documentary Features Grows Across Platforms, variety.com   HOW TO RATE AND REVIEW WELLNESS WHILE WALKING How to Leave a Review on Apple Podcasts on Your iOS Device Open Apple Podcast App (purple app icon that says Podcasts). Go to the icons at the bottom of the screen and choose “search” Search for “Wellness While Walking” Click on the SHOW, not the episode. Scroll all the way down to “Ratings and Reviews” section Click on “Write a Review” (if you don't see that option, click on “See All” first) Then you will be able to rate the show on a five-star scale (5 is highest rating) and write a review! Thank you! I so appreciate this!   How to Leave a Review on Apple Podcasts on a Computer  VisitWellness While Walking page on Apple Podcasts in your web browser (search for Apple Podcasts or click here)  https://www.apple.com/apple-podcasts/ Click on “Listen on Apple Podcasts” or “Open the App” This will open Apple Podcasts and put in search bar at top left “Wellness While Walking” This should bring you to the show, not a particular episode – click on the show's artwork Scroll down until you see “Rating and Reviews” Click on “See All” all the way to the right, near the Ratings and Review Section and its bar chart To leave a written review, please click on “Write a Review” You'll be able to leave a review, along with a title for it, plus you'll be able to rate the show on the 5-star scale (with 5 being the highest rating) Thank you so very much!! OTHER APPS WHERE REVIEWS ARE POSSIBLE Spotify Castbox Podcast Addict Podchaser Podbean Overcast (if you star certain episodes, or every one, that will help others find the show)  Goodpods               HOW TO SHARE WELLNESS WHILE WALKING Wellness While Walking on Apple  Wellness While Walking on Spotify Link for any podcast app: pod.link/walking Wellness While Walking website Or screenshot a favorite episode playing on your phone and share to social media or to a friend via text or email! Thanks for sharing! : )       DISCLAIMER   Neither I nor many of my podcast guests are doctors or healthcare professionals of any kind, and nothing on this podcast or associated content should be considered medical advice. The information provided by Wellness While Walking Podcast and associated material, by Whole Life Workshop and by Bermuda Road Wellness LLC is for informational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or treatment, and before undertaking a new health care regimen, including walking.     Thanks for listening to Wellness While Walking, a walking podcast and a "best podcast for walking"!          

She Explores
How Do We Spend Time Alone? Creative Fuel

She Explores

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2022 42:01


Enjoy listening? Rate & Review She ExploresFeatured in this episode: Florence Williams and Alexandra de SteiguerHosted & Produced by Gale StraubA production of Ravel MediaSponsored by DannerJoin the She Explores Podcast community on FacebookVisit She-Explores.com & Follow Us on InstagramHead over to CreativeFuelCollective.com for more creative inspiration, prompts, online workshops and a robust creative community.Creative Fuel is Hosted by Anna BronesCreative Fuel is Co-Produced by Anna Brones & Gale StraubTheme Music is by cleod9 musicFeaturing: Alexandra de Steiguer: Alexandra de Steiguer is a photographer, writer and musician who spends every winter as the caretaker of Star Island in the Isles of Shoals. Nine miles off the coast of Maine and New Hampshire, this rocky, windswept place provides great inspiration for her creative endeavors. She is drawn to the solitude and beauty of the deserted islands, and captures the environment in stunning black and white photographs, personally printed in her traditional darkroom. She is a two-time artist fellow of the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts and the author of Small Island, Big Picture: Winters of Solitude Teach an Artist to See.Links:Alexandra de SteiguerFlorence Williams: Florence Williams is a journalist, author, and podcaster. She is a contributing editor at Outside Magazine and a freelance writer for the New York Times, New York Times Magazine, National Geographic, The New York Review of Books, Slate, Mother Jones and numerous other publications. She is also the writer and host of two Gracie-Award-winning Audible Original series, Breasts Unbound and The Three-Day Effect, as well as Outside Magazine's Double-X Factor podcast. Her public speaking includes keynotes at Google, the Smithsonian, the Seattle Zoo, the Aspen Ideas Festival and many other corporate, academic and nonprofit venues. She is also a fellow at the Center for Humans and Nature and a visiting scholar at George Washington University, her work focuses on the environment, health and science. Her books include The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative and Heartbreak: A Personal and Scientific Journey.Links: Florence WilliamsResources Mentioned & Places to Learn MoreHeartbreak: A Personal and Scientific Journey by Florence WilliamsThe Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative by Florence WilliamsBig Picture: Winters of Solitude Teach an Artist to See by Alexandra de SteiguerLearn more about Alexandra's time on Star Island in the short film Winter's Watch and the documentary WildLife: the Quiet Island of Alexandra de SteiguerStar IslandHow Social Isolation, Loneliness Can Affect Heart Health, Cognitive AbilitiesProlonged Social Isolation and Loneliness are Equivalent to Smoking 15 Cigarettes a DayRestore Your Brain with Nature // David StrayerThe 3-Day Effect: How Nature Calms Your Brain audio seriesCan Solitude Make Your More Creative?The Science of Silence: How Solitude Enriches Creative Work

It Starts With Attraction
The Science Of Wisdom with Dr. Dilip Jeste

It Starts With Attraction

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2022 44:13


What are the 6 components of Wisdom? Why is wisdom important for relationships? We answer all these and more on today's episode of It Starts With Attraction!Today's Guest: Dilip Jeste, M.D.Dilip V. Jeste, M.D. is Former Senior Associate Dean for Healthy Aging and Senior Care and Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Neurosciences at University of California San Diego. He obtained his medical education in Pune, and psychiatry training in Mumbai, India. In the US, he completed psychiatry residency at Cornell, and Neurology residency at George Washington University. He was a research fellow, and later, Chief of the Units on Movement Disorders and Dementias at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) before joining UC San Diego where he retired in July 2022.He started a Geriatric Psychiatry program from scratch at UC San Diego; it became one of the largest Geriatric Psychiatry Divisions in the world. Dr. Jeste has been Principal Investigator on a number of research and training grants. His main areas of research include schizophrenia, neuropsychiatric interventions, and successful aging. He has published 14 books, including his most recent book entitled “Wiser”, over 750+ articles in peer-reviewed journals, and 160+ invited book chapters. He was listed in “The Best Doctors in America” and in the Institute of Scientific Information list of the “world's most cited authors” comprising fewer than 0.5% percent of all publishing researchers of the previous two decades. Dr. Jeste has received many awards including NIMH's MERIT Award; Commendation for Dedicated Service from the Veterans Affairs; and awards from Society of Biological Psychiatry; APA; Institute of Living; American College of International Physicians; National Alliance on Mental Illness; National Alliance for Research in Schizophrenia and Affective Disorders; American College of Psychiatrists; International Psychogeriatric Association; Universities of Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, and Maryland, and Cornell. He has also received Honorary Fellowship, the highest honor it bestows, from UK's Royal College of Psychiatrists; and Honorary Professorship from Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru.Links Mentioned:Book: amazon.com/Wiser-Scientific-Roots-Wisdom-Compassion/dp/1683644638Website: dilipjestemd.comWebsite: aging.ucsd.eduTedMed: tedmed.com/speakers/show?id=526374Your Host: Kimberly Beam Holmes, Expert in Self-Improvement and RelationshipsKimberly Beam Holmes has applied her master's degree in psychology for over ten years, acting as the CEO of Marriage Helper & CEO and Creator of PIES University, being a wife and mother herself, and researching how attraction affects relationships. Her videos, podcasts, and following reach over 200,000 people a month who are making changes and becoming the best they can be.Website: www.kimberlybeamholmes.comTake the Attraction AssessmentThanks for listening!Connect on Instagram: @kimberlybeamholmesBe sure to SUBSCRIBE to the podcast and leave a review!Visit marriagehelper.com/drjoe to sign up for the in-person workshop on November 18-20

FOCUS
Episode 504: Building an Integrated Student Payments Experience with George Washington University

FOCUS

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2022 26:20


This week on FOCUS, Jen O'Quinn from George Washington University (GW) shares her experience in building an integrated student payments experience that puts student support first. O'Quinn is the Student Accounts Director at GW where she dedicates her time to finding the best solutions to fit students' financial needs. The university is a robust user of TouchNet, and together they ensure that implemented processes and systems work together to best support students. O'Quinn gives insight into GW's priorities for an integrated student experience, payment plans, what's on the horizon for their payments process, and advice for other higher ed institutions looking to enrich their payments experience. The Integrated Student Experience GW is a four-year private institution in the heart of Washington, D.C., with 27 thousand students spread across ten schools. O'Quinn's goal in her role is to support all students as best she can by developing a strategy to build an integrated student experience. GW uses Ellucian Banner integrated with TouchNet Payment Center to manage statements, payments, refunds, and 1090-T forms. When looking at ways to enhance students' payment experience, GW wanted students to be able to access every financial service they need from their account in one place — from payment plans to tuition protection, refunds, and more. “Our goal is to get the students what they need as early as possible and as concisely as possible because they're there for academics, they're not there to learn GW systems. So, our goal is to be as easy as possible,” says O'Quinn. Student-Focused Payment Plans When deciding what was important to the payments experience, GW wanted to create payment plans that worked for varying student needs. The university had previously implemented one five-month payment plan that had five installments in the fall and spring, and a three-month plan over the summer. This ended up with one month of overlap, which they quickly learned was not going to work because of the impact on reporting for next fall semester's enrollment and financial aid. Additionally, GW offered tailored administrative plans built specifically for students with unique needs. To combat the issues with the one payment plan and its effects on the university's enrollment process, GW expanded its payment plans to include four-month, three-month, and targeted plans for undergraduate and graduate students and eliminated the five-month plan. Term balances are now more streamlined and automatically adjusted for students who add or drop courses. If students re-enroll for the upcoming semester with missed payments, they are able to use those balances as a down payment on their next enrollment. This encourages students to stay on top of their bills and sign up for classes early so they can space their payments out as much as possible. O'Quinn says GW just started a late enrollment plan for students who might not have received as much aid as they expected and need a last-minute plan. GW has been able to implement Consent Manager through TouchNet to efficiently handle financial responsibility and refund policy agreements for students to sign. The university is looking forward to the upcoming functionality with implemented TouchNet solutions in terms of delinquency reports, holds placements, automated and targeted deposits, and better communication with students when issues with their payments arise. The Future of the Payments Center O'Quinn shares that the university now offers health insurance to eligible student populations, which they can easily see and manage in the payments center. They have also just started offering tuition protection plans using GradGuard, a solution that allows students to protect their investment in their tuition should they need to withdraw from school due to a medical reason. Since GradGuard is integrated with TouchNet, students have the option to add tuition insurance directly in their payment center and GW has fewer manual processes to manage, while making sure students are being taken care of. Reducing manual processes is one of the university's goals for the future — with GW opting for on-demand statements that reduce calls to action for students to request an itemized statement within the payments center. They are still sending monthly invoices to protect the school from student notification issues. The integration with ECSI for 1098-T forms has also lessened the manual workload. O'Quinn says the school is pushing for more direct deposit (ACH) refunds to cut down the number of paper checks being sent, with a successful adoption rate of 80%. They are working on implementing direct-to-debit refunds after an increase in debit card refund requests. GW hopes that these refund changes will help with the reconciliation of uncashed checks. How Other Institutions Can Become Integrated O'Quinn imparts some final words of advice for other institutions as they look at ways to enhance student payments experiences. The first is to always look for what is best for the student. Although it might create more administrative work, it's worth it to be able to support students in ways that truly benefit them. Then look at other areas of student finance that can be more efficient or automated, that way there is more time to dedicate to helping students. Partnering with the right provider will help the process of building integrated student payment experiences exponentially easier for both students and the institution. Special Guest: Jen O'Quinn.

Tomorrow's Leader
#329 - Elevate, Innovate and Accelerate with Brendan Keegan

Tomorrow's Leader

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2022 44:31


In this episode, host John Laurito talks with the CEO, President, and Chairperson of Merchants Fleet, Brendan Keegan. They talk about how Brendan got into leadership at a young age and how he developed the skill through the years and became the outstanding leader he is today. He also shares how he used the same skill and helped push the companies he worked for forward on gigantic scales.Brendan P. Keegan is the President, CEO & Chairperson of Merchants Fleet, the fastest-growing FleetTech company in North America. He previously served Merchants as a board member, compensation committee chair, strategic advisor, and client. Keegan is an award-winning 6-time president and chief executive officer, having raised nearly $5.0B in capital and returned over $10.0B to investors. Keegan has experience in business transformation, capital raises, strategy development, revenue growth, operational scale, technology enablement, and enterprise value creation with successful liquidity exits.With a background in the financial services, technology, and professional service industries, Keegan has led companies ranging from 500 to 10,000 employees. He started his career at EDS as a systems engineer; there, Keegan progressed through the ranks rapidly, becoming the youngest Chief Sales Officer at a Fortune 100 company. During his time with Merchants, he has been named the world's Most Innovative CEO by CEO World Awards®; Executive of the Year by Best in Biz Awards; Visionary of the Year by Globee Awards; Executive of the Year by Business Intelligence Group; NH Business Leader of the Year by Business NH Magazine; Maverick of the Year by Stevie Awards® and Inspiring Leader of the Year by TITAN Awards. He has led Merchants to be a two-time Inc 5000 Fastest-Growing Private Company, Deloitte Best Managed Company, Fast Company Top 10 Most Innovative Company, and more.Keegan is a member of the Forbes Technology Council and is an editorial contributor to Entrepreneur Media, Fox News Digital, Inc. Magazine, the Newsweek Expert Forum, and sits on the Executive Board for Fast Company, He received his Bachelor's Degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, MBA from George Washington University, and Executive Certificates from Harvard, Columbia, UPenn, MIT, Yale and the University of Chicago. Connect with Keegan at:Website: https://www.merchantsfleet.com/                       https://brendanpkeegan.com/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brendanpkeegan/Show notes:[2:39] Was there a leadership moment in Brendan's life that pushed him to get into leadership?[7:14] Is there more that can be done to develop leadership?[9:29] Looking back, was there a point in his career where he thought he made a good move?[16:49] How did he bring people together and make them one?[20:50] Organizing people and bringing them around a common goal[24:36] How can leaders create a culture that lets people feel that their opinion is valued?[30:11] What keeps Brendan awake at night?[33:08] Maintaining the ideal culture for long term[35:47] What's Brendan's vision for Merchants Fleet?[37:03] Seizing the moments and having faith in yourself[40:26] How can people push themselves a little more?[42:45] How can people learn more about Brendan and Merchants Fleet?[44:03] OutroGet a copy of Tomorrow's Leader on Amazon https://tinyurl.com/huseae9hText LEADER to 617-393-5383 to receive The Top 10 Things That The Best Leaders Are Doing Right NowFor questions, suggestions, or speaker inquiries, contact me at john@lauritogroup.com