Why is everyone a wounded minority; or, what happened to e pluribus unum?

Thursday, February 14, 2019 2:00 PM

USFSP Student Center
USFSP University Student Center
200 6th Ave S.
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Topic Panelists

Dorothy Davis
Dorothy Davis is President of Dorothy Davis Inc., an international project management and consulting company with expertise in design, management and implementation of strategic international, domestic and municipal cross-sector programs and special projects. The company interweaves public affairs, image building, marketing and communications to raise funds, influence policy, create effective coalitions that link global to local communities and increase visibility. Its slogan is "Building Bridges between People, Cultures and Business." Born in Liberia and raised in Tunisia, Nigeria, Switzerland and the U.S., as the daughter of a pioneer African American US Foreign Service Officer, Ms. Davis has an extensive international background. Her company works with Heads of State and government, the United Nations, diplomatic corps, private sector, celebrities, civil society, media, national to local governments and non-profit organizations in the US and around the world. Ms. Davis brings creative thinking to complex challenges by leveraging global networks to identify local best practices. A visitor of Tampa Bay for 20 years, Ms. Davis now resides in St. Petersburg. She is a member of the Program Committee of the St. Petersburg Conference on World Affairs, Board of Directors of the Tampa Bay Businesses for Culture and the Arts (TBBCA) and an Advisor to the Board of Directors of the United Nations Association of the United States of America Tampa Bay Chapter. She has been a guest lecturer at the University of Central Florida in Orlando and before the Academy of Senior Professionals (ASPEC) based at Eckerd College. She also lectures and manages exhibitions of her father's legacy as a pioneer photographer, journalist and diplomat under Griffith J. Davis Photographs and Archives. As part of the 50th Anniversary Independence celebrations of Barbados in 2016, Ms. Davis was interviewed in the first film about the country's Founding Father The Rt. Excellent Errol W. Barrow, "Barrow: Freedom Fighter," narrated by 82nd US Attorney General Eric Holder. Womens eNews 21 Leaders of the 21st Century 2015 Award as Transcontinental Developer of African Economic Justice in the category of Seven Who Interrupt Legacy Narratives. She received the Global Poverty Award from Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority in April 2014. She was previously recognized by the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) for her pioneering work in promoting US overseas investment as Fortune Magazine's first African American Advertising Sales representative. Ms. Davis received her M.S. degree from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and her Bachelor's degree in broadcasting and film with a minor in political science from Boston University. Ms. Davis was featured as a Communicator Without Borders in Boston University's 2017 alumni magazine, COMTalk: http://www.bu.edu/comtalk/2017/03/02/dorothy-davis-un/.
Linda Lucas
Linda E. Lucas received her Ph.D. in economics from the University of Hawaii and taught economics and women's studies in multiple universities around the world including Thammasat in Bangkok, Instituto Autonimo de Mexico (Mexico City), Makerere University (Kampala, Uganda), Eckerd College, University of South Florida and University of Notre Dame. She has published extensively in her fields including Unpacking Globalization: Markets, Gender and Work (Rowman and Littlefield, 2007. Linda has served as a Fulbright Professor of Economics in Mexico and Uganda; a Fellow at the East West Center in Honolulu; a Visiting Scholar at Thailand Development Research Institute. She is Professor Emerita of Economics at Eckerd College and Retired Assistant Dean of Special Projects in the Honors College at the University of South Florida (Tampa). She is a founding member of the International Association for Feminist Economics.
Ann Morrison
In the first 15 years of her career, Ann Morrison rose from fact-checker to executive editor of FORTUNE magazine, a Time Inc. magazine. In 1994, the company named her chief editorial executive of its Asiaweek magazine in Hong Kong, where she remained until 2000. That year Time Inc. transferred her to London, where she became co-editor (with her husband Donald Morrison) of the European edition of TIME. In 2008 and 2009, she was a lecturer in the Global Business Journalism Program at Tsinghua University in Beijing. In 2011 and 2012, she taught media management at Sciences-Po in Paris, in addition to freelancing for various publications. She now serves on the Advisory Committee of the American Library in Paris, and continues to freelance as a writer and an editor on subjects ranging from French beauty secrets to Chinese culture. A graduate of the College of New Rochelle, she holds graduate degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and the London School of Economics.
John Zogby
John Zogby, founder of the Zogby Poll and the Zogby companies, is an internationally respected pollster, opinion leader and best-selling author. He has joined with his sons Benjamin and Jeremy in a new company called John Zogby Strategies, a strategic visioning firm specializing in preparing companies and agencies for the coming wave of dynamic changes. A much sought-after speaker, he is represented by the American Program Bureau of Boston. Zogby is also the inaugural Director of the Keenan Center for Entrepreneurship at his alma mater, Le Moyne College. All hail Zogby, the maverick predictor, decreed The Washington Post, when John Zogby called the 1996 presidential election with pinpoint accuracy. And he did it again in the following two elections. His presidential polling remains among the most accurate through five elections. He has served as an on-air election analyst for NBC News, BBC, CBC, ABC (Australia), and has been featured by the Foreign Press Center in Washington every election night since 1998. The Zogby Poll, the second best known polling brand in the US today (Washington Post), John Zogby remains the hottest and most accurate pollster and analyst of America's political and cultural landscape. In addition to the global reach of his brand, Zogby Polls have been cited frequently in popular culture, including NBC's West Wing, CW's Gossip Girls, Netflix movie House of Cards, and numerous novels, game shows, and the 25th Anniversary edition of Trivial Pursuit. Zogby Polls are regularly cited on The Tonight Show and spoofed on The Late Show and NPR's All Things Considered. Fortune Magazine, The New Yorker and Investor's Business Daily have all profiled John Zogby. He has appeared on every major U.S. television network, the BBC and scores of U.S. broadcasts. His two appearances on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart are among his favorites. Called The Prince of Polling by political strategist Mary Matalin, John Zogby's interactive methodology is a leader in the industry. He is the author of the best-selling The Way We'll Be: The Zogby Report on the Transformation of the American Dream (Random House, 2008) and is co-author of the forthcoming First Globals: Understanding, Managing, and Unleashing Our Millennial Generation (with Joan Snyder Kuhl). His newest book, published in 2016, is entitled We Are Many, We Are One: Neo-Tribes and Tribal Analytics in 21st Century America, is an exploration of the American people from the vantage point of their attributes and values, not demographics or geography.