IDPAD-S2018 will bring together World leaders in Government, Civil Society and the Private Sector in the fields of Business, Information Technology, Health, Education, Geopolitics and Human Rights.
Prof. Verene Shephard
Where we are -
Professor Verene Shepherd is a graduate of the UWI, Mona and the University of Cambridge, where she read for her PhD in history.
She is a member of several international organizations (e.g.she is a Steering Committee Member of the South-South Exchange Programme for Research on the History of Development) and sits on the Advisory/Editorial of several local and international journals including the Arts Journal, Caribbean Quarterly, Jamaica Journal, Slavery and Abolition. She has also held postdoctoral and research fellowships at several universities, among such fellowships being the DuBois-Mandela-Rodney Fellowship, Center for Afro-American & African Studies, University of Michigan.
A much sought after speaker, she has presented numerous seminar and conference papers and delivered many public lectures locally, regionally and internationally; and she has been the recipient of several awards, including the Jamaica National Heritage Trust Award for contribution to Jamaican history and heritage and the Africana Studies distinguished African Award (2007) from Florida International University.
Dr. Julius Garvey
Marcus Garvey's Vision
Julius W. Garvey, M.D., FACS, FRCS, is a board certified Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeon who practices in New York. He is affiliated with Northwell Health System and is Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He has been on several educational and medical missions to Ghana, Senegal, Uganda, Mali, Sierra Leone, Jamaica, Haiti, South Sudan and Ethiopia.
He has been internationally schooled in England, Canada, Jamaica and the United States. He lectures on the life and legacy of his father, The Honorable Marcus Mosiah Garvey.
Mr. Ahmed Reid
Mr. Reid an Assistant Professor of Caribbean History at the City University of New York and a Member of the UN working group of experts on people of African descent.
He received his B.A. in History from the University of the West Indies and his Ph.D. in Social and Economic History from the University of Hull, England.
He has published extensively in peer-reviewed academic journals such as Slavery and Abolition, as well as Oxford Bibliographies in Atlantic History, Oxford University Press. His work covers areas such as the Transatlantic Trade in Africans and its legacies, gender and reparatory justice.
Terence Southern is an influential robotics engineer that holds many awards and honors.
Southern is the lead Global Robotics and Automation engineer with GE Global Research. He is responsible for the automation strategy for all GE business units. For 15 years, he worked with a number of Fortune 500 companies, advancing their robotics technology and deploying nearly 2000 robots throughout his career.
A member of the National Society of Black Engineers, Southern has won many awards from peers in this field and is recognized as one of the leaders and influencers in the robotics space. In 2015, he was named the “Dallas 40 Under 40,” and he was presented with the Black Engineer of the Year Awards as “Most Promising Engineer in the Industry.”
Generation Y, a Generation to Follow
Faya Rose Tore
Touré graduated from Johnson C. Smith University in 1966 and Harvard Law School in 1969. She worked at the National Welfare Rights Organization and the Columbia Center on Social Welfare Policy and Law before accepting a position with the Legal Services Corporation in 1971. The following year, Touré became a municipal judge in Uniontown, Ala., and the first female African-American judge in the state. She served as a municipal judge until 1977. In 1982, Touré coordinated with the Emergency Land Fund for the Department of Agriculture to perform a study on land tenure in the African-American community. Her legal battles over the years have focused on civil rights issues, and she has argued cases including Pigford v. Veneman.
The Wealthy Mind
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Anthony T. Browder is an author, publisher, cultural historian, artist, and an educational consultant. He is a graduate of Howard University’s College of Fine Arts and has lectured extensively throughout the United States, Africa, Caribbean, Mexico, Japan and Europe, on issues related to African and African American History and Culture.
Mr. Browder is the founder and director of IKG Cultural Resources and has devoted 30 years researching ancient Egyptian history, science, philosophy and culture.