PATT MORRISON SCHEDULE
Monday, July 4, 2011
1:00 – 1:20
From the UN: What’s the world body’s communications strategy…to the world?
The United Nations has never been the most popular or well understood body in the
Michael Meyer, communications director & chief speech writer for the Secretary-General, United Nations; member of the Council on Foreign Relations; former
1:20 – 1:40
From the UN: Could the fate of
Perhaps that’s a bit of hyperbole, but consider all of the combustible elements that make up Pakistan: bordering Afghanistan and heavily influencing its government for generations; bordering the world’s largest democracy in India with the constant threat of all out warfare hanging over both countries; in possession of nuclear weapons; ruled by a shaky civilian government and a strong military with contradictory allegiances and priorities; urban and educated in some areas of the country, tribal and religiously extreme in others; a ally of the United States in some senses and one of its biggest threats in others.
Ambassador Abullah Hussain Haroon, Permanent Representative of
1:40 – 2:00
From the UN: Is a viable international deal on climate change & carbon emissions possible?
In recent years the devastating effects of global warming have become increasingly apparent: from the tsunami in
Janos Paztor, executive secretary of the UN Secretary-General’s Global Sustainability Panel
2:00 – 3:00
Take a walk through Boyle Heights and see the problems & the promise of L.A.
Walk through the neighborhood of
Antonio Villaraigosa, Mayor of the City of
Maria Cabildo, president and co-founder of the East L.A. Community Corporation
Jose Huizar, L.A. City Councilman representing the 14th District, including
Father Gregory Boyle, founder & executive director of Homeboy Industries & pastor of Dolores Mission in
George Sarabia, former gang member and current gang interventionist for Legacy LA
Lou Calanche, executive director of Legacy L.A
David Kipen, owner of Libros Schmibros bookstore & lending library in
Dr. Astrid Heger, pediatrician and executive director of the Violence Intervention Program in
Josefina Lopez, artistic director or Casa 0101, theater and art space in
Sanford Riggs, housing services director for the Housing Authority for the City of