February 29, 2008

IOA Annual Conference Keynote Speakers

The International Ombudsman Association has released details of the keynote speakers for its Third Annual Conference in Boston, April 13-16:
  • Dr. Ricard E. Lapchick will provide the first keynote address, "A Bridge Across the Racial Divide." He is the director of the University of Central Florida's Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport and has written extensively on racial equality in sports. (Biography; Sports Business Journal article; ESPN article.)
  • Ambassador Harriet Elam-Thomas will keynote the second day on "Cultural Competencies and Diversity in 21st Century Diplomacy." The Former U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Senegal was the 2007 recipient of the U.S. State Department's "Director General's Cup for the Foreign Service." (Biography; Jet profile.)
  • Dr. Paul Barreira is the final keynote speaker and will speak on "The State of College Mental Health." Berreira is director of Harvard’s Department of Behavioral Health and Academic Counseling and an associate professor of psychiatry at the Harvard Medical School. (Harvard Crimson editorial, Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal article.)
(IOA Conference Brochure.)

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