Upcoming Speakers

October 2014

Monday, October 27
Community Conversations

Nearly three out of four Americans today worry that their income will not keep up with rising prices of health care. These worries outstrip anxieties about losing a job, terrorist attacks, crime, and losing savings in the stock market. The questions we must address are: How can we get the health care we require, in the face of rising costs?  How can we pay for what we need? This community conversation will be using material from the National Issues Forum Institute that centers on the question: Coping With the Cost of Health Care: How Do We Pay for What We Need?

Tuesday, October 28
Nassir Al-Nasser

Nassir Al-Nasser was the president of the 66th session of the United Nations General Assembly and is a former ambassador from Qatar. He is currently the United Nations High Representative for the Alliance of Civilizations. Al-Nasser’s new book, “A Year at the Helm of the United Nations General Assembly,” goes into detail about the four main pillars of his leadership (mediation, UN reform, natural disaster prevention, and response), and also addresses the shortcomings of the United Nations. Al-Nasser shares his thoughts on restructuring the Security Council and on how best to implement changes to the General Assembly to make it as effective as intended.


*Book signing to follow

Wednesday, October 29
Women's Foundation of Arkansas

Join us for the public release of three reports from the Women’s Foundation of Arkansas that addresses the barriers in a 21st century education for women and girls in Arkansas. The reports examine the impact of teen pregnancy and birth on education, the perceptions of the status of women and the links between education of women and girls to Arkansas’s economic future. 



*In partnership with Women’s Foundation of Arkansas and Clinton Health Matters Initiative