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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Thursday 2/23 Events: Careers in US Intelligence, Human Rights Activism, Gun Free Zones. [Student Entrepreneurs POSTPONED to 2/27]

We hope that you will make time on Thursday, February 23rd to attend one of several exciting events listed below!

*U.S. Intelligence*

Panelists include:
**Senior officer in the CIA's Directorate of Intelligence
**Past Dartmouth interns with the CIA
**moderated by Government Professor, Brian Greenhill

Thursday, February 23rd
4:30pm, Rocky 001

Join us to learn more about work in U.S. and international intelligence at the CIA and beyond.  Hear valuable insights about internships, scholarships, and other paths toward work in the field as well as advice on skills related to this work, tips for getting your foot in the door, and an opportunity to network with professionals in the field.

PoliTALK Presents:
PoliTalk will have a special guest on Thursday who will be talking about her experience 
as a lobbyist and a human rights activist at the United Nations.

THIS THURSDAY (NOTE TIME/LOCATION CHANGE from regular Thursday evening meetings)
7:30-8:30 PM, ROCKY 2

Amanda Pirih is the North American Director for the World Youth Alliance, a global coalition of young people dedicated to promoting and defending the human person.  She graduated from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign with a Bachelor's in Materials Science and Engineering.  Her presentation will highlight the need for placing the human person at the center of international developments.  She will demonstrate how solidarity at the most local level can have a global impact. She will also highlight her experience as a lobbyist working at the United Nations on behalf of global development issues. Dinner Provided (from The Orient)

"Do Gun Free Zones make places safer?"
Thursday, 7 pm
Rocky 003
John Lott will be delivering a presentation on whether gun free zones increase public safety.Co-sponsored by the College Libertarians and the Rockefeller Center.

Nobel laureate Milton Friedman once said that "John Lott has few equals as a perceptive analyst of controversial public policy issues." Newsweek has referred to Lott as "The Gun Crowd's Guru." Lott has held research positions at academic institutions including the University of Chicago, Yale University, the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, Stanford, and Rice.  He was the chief economist at the United States Sentencing Commission during 1988 and 1989. He has published over 100 articles in peer-reviewed academic journals related to his research areas, and has authored seven books, including "More Guns, Less Crime", "The Bias Against Guns" and "Freedomnomics."  Lott earned his Ph.D. in economics from UCLA in 1984. He currently has a son attending Dartmouth.

How to be a Campus CEO
Monday, February 27th

6-7 PM, Rocky 003
Free Pizza
Panel Speakers: Riley Ennis and Gary Le
Moderator: Noah Bond, Dartmouth Chapter of the Kairos Society

Balancing school, sports and a social life is hard enough, but on top of that running a company seems impossible. Come hear from two campus CEOs about how to get your own ideas up and running and turn your post-it-note ideas into a million dollar business and still remain in school. This panel will be a relaxed discussion over some dinner, so feel free to join in if you’re curious!

Riley Ennis is the CEO of a biotechnology startup, Immudicon LLC. In high school Riley worked for three years on a cancer vaccine that teaches the immune cells of the body to recognize and remove tumors. His work caught the attention of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, the Sheikh Zayed Institute, the INOVA research foundation, and the former SVP of Pfizer. In addition, he worked to receive over $10,000 in initial funding to start Immudicon, which is focused on licensing the cancer vaccine platform technology. The vaccine has been recognized by the Intel International Science Fair, BIO Convention’s BioGENEius Challenge, AXA Equitable Achievement Award, National Young Inventors Gallery, and the Virginia Academy of Science.

Riley is currently a freshman at Dartmouth College. He wants to double major in economics and biomedical engineering. He is on the executive board of the Dartmouth Entrepreneurial Society and a fellow for the Kairos Society.

Gary Le is the founder of PowerTestPrep, a company that provides standardized test prep tutoring from top 1% SAT and ACT scorers. PowerTestPrep has served customers in 11 states, and has done subcontracting work in 4 Chinese cities. It has also launched a division in China to directly enter the foreign test prep market. His company was recognized at the Kairos Global Summit.

Gary plans on pursuing a double major in economics and computer science. He got his first taste of entrepreneurship as a freshman in high school, by creating It is now one of the largest distributor of Chinese yoyos and diabolos in the US. In his free time, he enjoys freestyle skiing and started a freestyle ski and snowboard club this term.

Noah Bond is a sophomore at Dartmouth College. He took a year off between his freshman and sophomore years to work for a non-profit in the Bay Area focusing on LGBT youth development and gay rights. During that time he developed an interest in social enterprise and non-profit consulting, later returning to Dartmouth to co-found The Seeds Consulting Group, a student run organization that helps other non-profits and start-ups in areas such as financial management, board recruitment, IT development, etc. Currently a Kairos Executive Fellow, he is interested in corporate responsibility, sustainable business practices, start-ups and entrepreneurial risk-taking.