Darrell Y. Hamamoto, PhD is a world-recognized authority on media and popular culture. He has published books on US television and cultural criticism during a career that concluded with over twenty years of tenured service with the University of California, Davis. Professor Hamamoto has been the recipient of a Rockefeller research fellowship at UCLA, Fulbright teaching award at the University of Hiroshima, Japan, and served as resident scholar at University of Ryuukyuus in Okinawa, Japan. His book SERVITORS OF EMPIRE (2014) has forced a provocative rethinking of Asian American history and politics that led to his forced retirement from the University of California. Professor Hamamoto is completing a monograph for students on new world order theory while he maintains a high profile beyond the corporatist media oligopoly. Chief among his amateur pursuits is recording pop experimentalist music in a studio equipped with an extensive array of pedal effects that free the mind from dig.
Andrew Garfield, a U.S citizen since 2010, served in the British military and then as a senior civilian intelligence officer, finishing his U.K. government service as a policy advisor in the UK Ministry of Defense (MOD). His specializations included Counter Terrorism (CT), Counter Insurgency Operations (COIN) and Information Operations (IO).
Foster Gamble — Worldview in 6 Minutes
Foster Gamble is a direct descendant of the late James Gamble, soap-maker and founder of the U.S. consumer goods corporation, Proctor and Gamble. Growing up in Cincinnati, Ohio, Gamble lived his childhood in a position of privilege and power. He attended elite private schools and Princeton University. Groomed to be a leader in the establishment, Gamble chose a different path.
As a young boy, Gamble had an inquisitive personality that led him to envision a world scenario of a universal energy source. Pursuing a lifelong journey in the pursuit of knowledge, Gamble involved himself in many intellectual subjects. Unhappy with the current structure of power in the world and massive global suffering, Foster Gamble set out to make a documentary that unveiled the true reality of our existence in the 21st century.
Born in Saint-Petersburg, Russia, in 1988, I’ve started my academic career at the faculty of philosophy at the Saint-Petersburg State University, working on the concepts of “chaos” and “miracles” (from 2005 to 2010). In 2008-2010 I was studying political sociology at the French University College (CUF) where I won a scholarship to make my Master research in Paris, at the University Paris 5. I got my Master degree in 2011 and spent one year in my native city, taking part in the anti-Putin movement and making a fieldwork about the usage of mobile applications by russian activists. In summer 2012 I’ve got a scholarship for PhD studies and entered the Center of Sociology of Innovations (MinesParisTech), famous for its actor-network approach. At the CSI I am studying the process of social and technical innovation experimented and deployed within several arenes of mobilization in Russia, France and Canada and I am especially focusing on the practices of usage of mobile applications as tools of citizen counterpower, citizen expertise and control over the public services.
Rickard ”Rick” Falkvinge (Swedish pronunciation: [ˈfalkˌvɪŋɛ]), born Dick Augustsson on 21 January 1972 in Gothenburg, is a Swedish IT entrepreneur known as the founder and first party leader of the Swedish Pirate Party. He is currently a political evangelist with the party, spreading the ideas across the world. He resides in |Sollentuna north of Stockholm.
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Now a writer, consultant and public speaker who focuses on politics and government, he was formerly a full professor at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, a senior staffer for the U.S. Congress (Office of Technology Assessment), head of an environmental consulting company, and Director of Environment, Energy and Natural Resources at the National Governors Association. His latest book is Delusional Democracy – Fixing the Republic Without Overthrowing the Government, an original analysis of the decline of American democracy coupled with a set of practical solutions for fixing it. His previous book was Sprawl Kills – How Blandburbs Steal Your Time, Health and Money, a holistic evaluation of suburban sprawl, sprawl politics, and the housing and community alternatives to sprawl. He is a co-founder of Friends of the Article V Convention, its National Press Secretary, and writes regularly for many websites, often advocating the nation’s first Article V convention as the more practical route to restoring American democracy than regular elections controlled by the two-party plutocracy. He can be reached through www.delusionaldemocracy.com.
BARUCH FISCHHOFF, Ph.D., is the Howard Heinz University Professor in the departments of Social and Decision Sciences and of Engineering and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University, where he heads the Decision Sciences major. A graduate of the Detroit Public Schools, he holds a BS in mathematics and psychology from Wayne State University and an MA and PhD in psychology from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences and currently chairs the National Research Council Committee on Behavioral and Social Science Research to Improve Intelligence Analysis for National Security. He also chairs the Food and Drug Administration Risk Communication Advisory Committee. He is a member of the Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Advisory Committee, the World Federation of Scientists Permanent Monitoring Panel on Terrorism, and the Department of State Global Expertise Program. He is past President of the Society for Judgment and Decision Making and of the Society for Risk Analysis, and recipient of its Distinguished Achievement Award. He was a member of the Eugene, Oregon Commission on the Rights of Women and the Environmental Protection Agency Science Advisory Board, where he chaired the Homeland Security Advisory Committee. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Association for Psychological Science (previously the American Psychological Society), the Society of Experimental Psychologists, and the Society for Risk Analysis. He has co-authored or edited six books, Acceptable Risk (1981), A Two-State Solution in the Middle East: Prospects and Possibilities (1993), Elicitation of Preferences (2000), Risk Communication: A Mental Models Approach (2002), Intelligence Analysis: Behavioral and Social Science Foundations (2011), and Risk: A Very Short Introduction.
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