Experts on Paul Manafort, George Papadopoulos, Russian influence on Twitter/Facebook/Google, health insurance, Trump's trip to Asia, the opioid crisis, and Kevin Spacey
This week WMC SheSource features experts on President Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and associate Rick Gates being indicted for money laundering and conspiracy against the United States; presidential campaign adviser George Papadopoulos pleading guilting to lying to the FBI about connections with a Kremlin-linked professor; Twitter, Facebook, and Google testifying on Capitol Hill about how Russians used their platform to influence voters; health insurance enrollment opening on November 1st; President Trump's upcoming trip to Asia; the ongoing opioid crisis; and the sexual misconduct allegations facing actor Kevin Spacey and the criticism his response has faced.
Professor and consultant, globalization and multinational companies
City University New York, Baruch College; Independent consultant
For interviews on Paul Manafort and Rick Gates.
President Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his associate Rick Gates are being indicted for money laundering and conspiracy against the United States, and we SPOTLIGHT Lilac Nachum. Lilac is a Professor of International Business at Baruch College and the Director of the Centre for the study of Russian and Emerging Market Multinationals of St. Petersburg State University, Russia. She is an expert on globalization and the strategic management of Multinational Corporations. Media includes: CNBC, FOX Business, CNN, Forbes, FT, India Economic Times, Business World India, Brooklyn Independent TV.
President Trump's campaign aide George Papadopoulos has pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his links to a Kremlin-tied professor, we FEATURE Dana L. Gold. Dana is an attorney and currently serves as the Director of Education with the Government Accountability Project, the nation’s leading whistleblower protection and advocacy organization. In addition to having represented and/or worked with dozens of whistleblowers over the past 25 years, Dana is also a former Network Fellow with Harvard University’s Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics and the co-founder and former Director of the Center on Corporations, Law & Society at Seattle University School of Law. Media includes: Slate, WNYC, KUOW, Columbia Journalism Review, The Hill.
Legal Advisor, Office of the Bureau Chief, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau
Federal Communications Commission
For interviews on Russian influence on Twitter/Facebook/Google.
With Twitter, Facebook, and Google testifying on Capitol Hill about how Russian agents used their platforms to influence U.S. voters, we FEATURE Lauren Wilson. Lauren is a legal advisor at the Federal Communications Commission where she works on a broad range of Internet, media and telecommunications issues. Media includes: Free Press, Los Angeles Times, Truth Out, Forbes.
Health insurance enrollment opens on Wednesday November 1st and we FEATURE Dr. Sylvia Morris. Dr. Morris is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine. Currently, she is a physician with Kaiser Permanente and previously she was the Senior Medical Director on the Revenue Cycle Solutions team at The Advisory Board Company. Dr. Morris’s goal is to utilize media to improve our nation’s public health by combining her training in Internal Medicine, Holistic Medicine and Public Health. Media includes: CNN, Weather Channel, Health Professions Radio, Atlanta Fox 5 News.
On Friday, President Trump will leave for his first trip to Asia as president, and to discuss we FEATURE Nina Hachigian. Hachigian was the U.S. Ambassador to the Association of South East Asian Nations from 2014 – 2017 and is now the Deputy Mayor of Los Angeles with responsibility for international affairs. She is the co-author of The Next American Century: How the U.S. Can Thrive as Other Powers Rise (Simon & Schuster, 2008) and an expert on great power relationships, international institutions, the U.S.-China relationship, and U.S. foreign policy. Previously Hachigian was at American Progress and before that, was a senior political scientist at RAND Corporation serving as the director of the RAND Center for Asia Pacific Policy for four years. Media includes: Fox News, Bill Maher Show, CNN.
Senior Fellow in Health Policy; Former U.S. Assistant Surgeon General; www.4globalhealth.org
New America Foundation
For interviews on the opioid crisis.
With the ongoing opioid crisis and President Trump recently declaring it a public health emergency, we FEATURE Susan Blumenthal, M.D. Dr. Blumenthal served as U.S. Assistant Surgeon General, Senior Global Health Advisor and the first Deputy Assistant Secretary of Women’s Health in the US Department of Health and Human Services and was a White House Advisor on Health. She is currently a Senior Fellow in Health Policy at the New America, Senior Policy and Medical Advisor at amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research and Chair of the Global Health Program at the Meridian International Center. Extensive media experience.
Actor Kevin Spacey is currently facing sexual misconduct allegations from fellow actor Anthony Rapp, who says the actor approached him when he was 14 years old and Spacey was 26. Spacey is currently under heat not only for the allegation, but using his apology statement to also come out as a gay man-- which many are saying is harmful to the gay community. To discuss, we FEATURE Kierra Johnson. Kierra is the incoming Deputy Executive Director of the National LGBTQ Task Force, a position she starts in January. Currently she is the Executive Director of URGE. Media includes: The New York Times, Huffington Post, The Nation, RH Reality Check, US News and World Report.