Dr. Eben Alexander III
September 17, 2015
Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon's Journey through the Afterlife
Dr. Eben Alexander III has been an academic neurosurgeon for over 25 years, and has always been widely regarded for his understanding of the human brain. When a mysterious brain infection put him in a coma in November 2008, his own prospects for survival were quite dismal. Just as doctors began to consider stopping treatment, he awoke, to everyone’s surprise. Memories of his life had been completely deleted, yet he awoke with memories of a fantastic odyssey deep into another realm. Dr. Alexander’s story offers a crucial key to the understanding of reality and human consciousness, and has had a major effect on how the world—secular and religious communities alike—view spirituality. In analyzing his experience, including the scientific possibilities and grand implications, Dr. Alexander envisions a more complete reconciliation of modern science and spirituality.
October 15, 2015
Review of Timely Supreme Court Decisions
Professor Jonathan Turley is a nationally recognized legal scholar who has written extensively in areas ranging from constitutional law to legal theory to tort law. He has written over three dozen academic articles that have appeared in a variety of leading law journals at Cornell, Duke, Georgetown, Harvard, Northwestern, University of Chicago, and other schools. After a stint at Tulane Law School, Professor Turley joined the George Washington faculty in 1990 and, in 1998, was given the prestigious Shapiro Chair for Public Interest Law. In November 2014, Turley agreed to serve as lead counsel to the United States House of Representatives in its constitutional challenge to changes ordered by President Obama to the Affordable Care Act. In prior years, he was ranked as one of the nation’s top ten lawyers in military law cases as well as one of the top 40 lawyers under 40
November 19, 2015
Staying Safe in an Online World: Protecting your Privacy, Your Online Data, and Your Life
Tyler Cohen Wood is an expert in social media and cyber issues. She is a senior officer and a cyber-branch chief for the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) within the Department of Defense (DoD) where she makes decisions and recommendations significantly changing, interpreting, and developing important cyber policies and programs affecting current and future DoD and Intelligence Community policies. Prior to joining the Agency, she worked for the Department of Defense Cyber Crime Center as a senior digital forensic analyst, using her expertise to conduct intrusion, malware analysis, major crimes and exploitation of children forensic examinations to achieve many successful prosecutions and saving the commercial industry millions of dollars. Before joining the DoD Cyber Crime Center, she was employed at IBM and NASA as a senior forensic analyst. She is frequently featured in the media as an expert on social media and cyber issues. Her book, Catching the Catfishers: Disarm the Online Pretenders, Predators, and Perpetrators Who Are Out Ruin Your Life teaches how to safely and successfully navigate the online world to protect yourself.
February 18, 2016
Terrorism and Our Continued Fight for Survival
John Miller is presently with the NYPD counter intelligence unit. In 2011 was named senior correspondent for CBS News and reported on all CBS news platforms including: “CBS This Morning”, “CBS Evening News” and occasionally “60 Minutes”. Beginning in 2005, Miller served in the office of the Director of National Intelligence ending as Deputy Director of the Analysis Division. John worked across the Intelligence Community with the CIA, NSA, FBI, and other agencies.
Before the FBI he was head of the Counterterrorism & Criminal Intelligence Bureau and Major Crimes Division of the Los Angeles Police Department. From 1995 to 2002 he was an ABC news correspondent and co-anchor of “20/20” securing the last on-camera interview with Osama bin Laden. In 2002 he co-authored The Cell: Inside the 9/11 Plot and Why the FBI and CIA Failed to Stop It.
March 17, 2016
Behind the Media Mirror, What the News is Missing
The real story of America is not what you see in movies or on TV. It is people, inspired by a common dream, who band together to overcome great odds. Oklahoma is at the center of that story. It once had twenty-eight towns started by ex-slaves, scattered throughout thirty-seven Indian nations who lived alongside immigrants from 198 different nationalities. Most ordinary Americans, have found ways to live peacefully. Bob Dotson has been studying their blueprint for nearly half a century. The eight time Emmy Award winning journalist is one of the best storytellers of our time. His “American Story with Bob Dotson” on NBC’s Today Show, has won more than 100 national and international awards for writing. He has crisscrossed the country four million miles, practically non-stop searching for people who are virtually invisible, the ones who change our lives, but don’t take time to Twitter and tell us about it.
April 21, 2016
Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion
Boyle's Homeboy Industries spans a number of markets, including, Homegirl Cafe & Catering, Homeboy Farmers Markets, Homeboy Diner, Homeboy & Homegirl Merchandise, Homeboy Grocery, Homeboy Bakery, is the largest job creation program targeting gang intervention program in the country, offering job training, tattoo removal, and employment to members of enemy gangs. "A great many kids in my neighborhood don't plan their futures; they plan their funerals," says Boyle in his best-selling book, Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion. Considering that he has buried more than 150 young people from gang-related violence, his joyful tenor remains an astounding example of true leadership.