CCRS 2015: Speakers

5th Conference on Child Rights & Sight
October 24, 2015
Yale University, New Haven, CT

2015 Conference on Child Rights & Sight: Speakers

Special Guest
Senator Richard Blumenthal

Senator Richard Blumenthal

Senator of Connecticut

Plenary Session
Ambassador Mohammad Ziauddin

H.E. Ambassador Mohammad Ziauddin

Ambassador of Bangladesh to the United States

Ambassador Edita Hrdá

H.E. Ambassador Edita Hrdá

Ambassador of Czech Republic to the United States

Dr. Rohan Perera

Ambassador Dr. Rohan Perera

Ambassador & Permanent Representative, Sri Lanka Permanent Mission to the United Nations

Nancy A. Donaldson

Nancy A. Donaldson

Director, International Labor Organization (Washington Office)

Gopal Mitra

Gopal Mitra

Program Specialist (Children with Disabilities), UNICEF

Senator Christopher Murphy

Senator Chris Murphy (Video Message)

Connecticut Senator

Session I: Child Labor & Child Rights

Dr. Jane Aronson

Founder, Worldwide Orphans Foundation

Dr. Hosne Ara Begum

Dr. Hosne Ara Begum

Executive Director, Thengamara Mohila Sabuj Sangha

Tasik Ahmed

Tasik Ahmed

Vice Chairman, ATN Bangla Television

M. Hassan Ahamed Chowdhury

M. Hassan Ahamed Chowdhury

Chairman, Debate for Democracy

Dr. Ehsan Hoque

Dr. Ehsan Hoque

Founder & Executive Director, Distressed Children & Infants International

Session II: Leadership & Volunteerism

Hansen Clarke

Former U.S. Congressman: 13th Congressional District, Michigan

Patricia Ryan-Krause

Patricia Ryan-Krause

Associate Professor of Nursing and Clinical Coordinator at the Center for International Nursing Scholarship and Education, Yale University

Adiba Mobin

Adiba Mobin

Student, University of Texas Austin
Volunteer, Distressed Children & Infants International

DCI Stony Brook University Chapter

DCI Stony Brook University Chapter

Meerah Shah, Alex Persaud, Tasnin Khan

Matthew D. Kaye, PhD

Director of Volunteer Programs & Service Learning, Sacred Heart University
Joined by Sacred Heart Volunteers: Angelique C. Carrier, Adyel Duran, Michaela Albano

Session III: Child Rights – Health & Environment
Paula Sotnik

Paula Sotnik

Project Director, Institute for Community Inclusion,
School for Global Inclusion & Social Development, University of Massachusetts Boston

Dr. Tess Kulstad

Dr. Tess Kulstad

Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Grinnell College

Julie Stewart

Dr. Julie Stewart

Associate Professor & Director, Family Nurse Practitioner Program, Sacred Heart University

Dr. Michelle A. Cole

Dr. Michelle A. Cole

Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, Sacred Heart University

Sonia Okorie

Sonia Okorie

Student, Boston College

Dr. David T. Ives

Dr. David T. Ives

Executive Director, The Albert Schweitzer Institute; Adjunct Professor of Political Science, Latin American Studies, Philosophy, and International Business, Quinnipiac University

Dr. Azizul Hoque

Dr. Azizul Hoque

Cardiologist, Emory University

Session IV: Child Rights – Education & Development
Dr. Lori Sudderth

Dr. Lori K. Sudderth, PhD

Professor, Criminal Justice Program, Quinnipiac University

Dr. Elma Kaiser

Dr. Elma Kaiser

Assistant Professor of Social Work, Stockton University

Masud Chowdhury

Masud Chowdhury

Advisor, Distressed Children & Infants International
President, Concord Sonic

Chris Schweitzer

Chris Schweitzer

Director, New Haven/León Sister City Project

Salma Qadir

Salma Qadir

Chief Executive Director, Rights & Sight for Children

Michele Riondino

Michele Riondino

Professor of Canon Law & Children’s Rights, Pontifical Lateran University

Salman Khan

Salman Khan (Video Message)

Founder & CEO, Khan Academy

Ian Burzynski

Development Officer, Distressed Children & Infants International