On Monday, President Trump met with Russian President Vladimir Putin for a summit in Helsinki. To discuss, we SPOTLIGHT Tobi Gati. Gati is President of TTG Global LLC. Formerly Senior International Advisor at the global law firm of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, Gati focused on political, economic and trade developments in Russia, Eurasia, and Central and Eastern Europe. Media includes: CNN International's "Insight" and "Headline News," NPR, PBS's "The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer."
Founding Member of GermanoLawLLC, and Senior Fellow on Cybersecurity and Adjunct Professor of Law, NYU School of Law.
GermanoLawLLC and NYU School of Law
For interviews on the DNC hack.
Special counsel Robert Mueller has charged 12 intelligence agents with hacking the DNC. To discuss, we FEATURE Judith H. Germano. As the founding member of GermanoLawLLC, Germano has counseled clients on matters of cybersecurity governance and risk management, internal investigations, and criminal as well as civil defense. Judith also serves as a Senior Fellow on Cybersecurity, and Adjunct Professor of Law, at New York University School of Law, focusing on critical cybersecurity and privacy issues, and leading the Center on Law & Security’s cybersecurity task force of corporate executives and senior government officials. Media includes: The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post.
Amazon Prime Day was Monday and activists are using the occasion to call for a boycott of the online retailer due to unfair labor practices. To discuss, we FEATURE Erica Smiley. Smiley oversees the organizing department at Jobs With Justice, which includes local and national campaign work and a team dedicated to developing innovative strategies to expand collective bargaining power. Media includes: New Labor Forum, Dissent Magazine, The Finance Times, The Chicago Tribune, MSNBC.
This past weekend, there were protests across Chicago following the fatal police shooting of Harith Augustus, a local barber. To discuss, we FEATURE Charlene Carruthers, who is based in Chicago. Carruthers currently serves as the national director of the Black Youth Project 100 (BYP100), an activist member-led organization of Black 18-35 year olds dedicated to creating justice and freedom for all Black people. Media includes: NPR, MSNBC, BBC World News, The Chicago Tribune.
For interviews on the family reunification deadline.
A federal judge has criticized the Trump Administration for failing to meet the deadline for an order to reunify separated immigrant families. To discuss, we FEATURE Amanda Baran. Baran is an attorney who engages in policy analysis and advocacy for immigrant and women's rights. She worked at the Department of Homeland Security for almost ten years where she held a number of significant positions including Chief of Public Engagement at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and most recently, Principal Director of Immigration Policy for the Department's Office of Policy. Media includes: The Hill, Los Angeles Times, VOA Noticias.
For interviews on Sacha Baron Cohen's Who is America?.
Sacha Baron Cohen's new comedy series Who Is America? is a satirical look at America's politcs and culture. To discuss, we FEATURE Maysoon Zayid. Zayid is an actress, comedian, writer, and disability advocate. She is a graduate of and a Guest Comedian in Residence at Arizona State University. Zayid is the co-founder/co-executive producer of the New York Arab American Comedy Festival and The Muslim Funny Fest. Media includes: CNN, MSNBC, CBS, BBC.
San Diego Comic-Con 2018 is coming up this weekend! To discuss, we FEATURE Carol L. Tilley, PhD. Tilley teaches courses in comic reader’s advisory, media literacy, and youth services librarianship at the School of Information Sciences, University of Illinois. Part of her scholarship focuses on the intersection of young people, comics, and libraries, particularly in the United States during the mid-twentieth century. Media includes: The New York Times, WNYC, Variety.
The ESPY Awards are on July 18 and Danica Patrick will be the first female host for the program. During the ceremony, the Arthur Ashe Courage Award will be presented to the women who spoke out against Larry Nassar. To discuss, we FEATURE Stephanie Vardavas, Esq. Vardavas has enjoyed a varied career spanning more than 35 years in the sports business, and is one of a very small number of attorneys who have represented a major sports league, athletes and an athlete representation agency, major sports events, and a major sponsor.
Senior Policy Analyst, Poverty to Prosperity Program
Center for American Progress
For interviews on the poverty report.
The Trump administration's Council of Economic Advisers has recently released a poverty report that many are saying will lead to more poverty rather than less. To discuss, we FEATURE Rachel West. West is Director of Poverty Research with the Poverty to Prosperity Program at Center for American Progress. She is co-author of the report The Effects of Minimum Wages on SNAP Enrollments and Expenditures and the related study Raising the Minimum Wage to $10.10 Would Cut Taxpayer Costs in Every State.
Areas of Expertise: Activism and advocacy, Arts and Culture, Asia, Domestic violence, Education, Fashion, Feminism, Film, Gender-based violence, Intersectionality, Media and Entertainment, Violence against women, Women, Women in STEM, Women's empowerment, Women's issues