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President & CEO The Ambassadorial Roundtable
Dr. von Ber serves as president and CEO of the Ambassadorial Roundtable, a non-partisan organization solely focused on connecting the diplomatic community, private sector, academia with financial capital in order to achieve critical, sustainable development goals sought by the international community. She is responsible for vision, strategy, operations, technological innovation and branding of the Ambassadorial Roundtable (ART) and World Diplomatic Forum (WDF) in the areas cyber-security, technology, defense, education, healthcare, finance, pharmaceutical and diplomacy.
Dr. von Ber is the architect of the WDF Global Cyber Security Agreement for Embassy Communication; advised on National and International Security issues, pioneered executive, academic and cultural diplomacy programs on four continents, capitalizing on scalable corporate social responsibility portfolios while engaging media partnerships, driving worldwide organizational outreach. She serves on several boards, is an award winning journalist, on faculty at Pepperdine University, and international speaker on women in diplomacy, impact leadership, and cultural diplomacy.
Dr. von Ber completed degrees at Harvard KSG/HBS, Oxford University LMH and McGill University; Ph.D. and MBA/MA. She is an avid traveler, tennis, golf, skiing enthusiast, and passionate reader.
Liz Ramos is a yoga instructor, non-profit consultant, and former journalist. She currently lives in Encinitas, California, where she teaches and develops yoga and mindfulness programs for at-risk youth. In her previous career she has worked in Washington DC in public affairs for the Latin American Development Bank and the Council of the Americas and lived in Portugal, Kenya and Mexico, where she has written for local and US publications on economic and cultural topics. She possesses an MA in international relations from Johns Hopkins, SAIS and a BS in communications from Northwestern University, which continue to inform her interest in international development and conflict resolution issues.
Attorney, Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
I was born and raised in the Soviet Union and was 16 years old when the Berlin wall fell. I was working for the largest soviet media agency and was in the middle of all the exciting reporting about the Berlin wall, the revolution in Romania, the dissolution of the USSR, and so on. I experienced the collapse of an entire country and all of its systems, but also the rebuilding of a new one, the Republic of Moldova, a country landlocked between Romania and Ukraine. I studied foreign languages and law, and for over 15 years I worked for the United Nations, European Union, and the U.S. Government to provide technical assistance to the Moldovan government to reform its legal and judicial systems, adopt new laws, train all the representatives of the legal profession, from attorneys to prosecutors to Supreme Court justices. Subsequently, I moved to the United States to pursue my LL.M. degree at Boston University School of Law. Later, by a happy accident, I joined an Intellectual Property law firm specializing in biotech and pharmaceutical patent prosecution, and this was one of the most exciting and intellectually challenging endeavors that I continue to this day.
Like many, I have a sense of extreme urgency when I think about the environment, and one of the most disturbing causes that impact it. Animal agriculture and industrial fishing bring about the most devastating effect on our planet and oceans, on animal welfare and people’s health. I will make every effort to educate about animal agriculture, evidence-based nutrition, I will share resources, research and data, along with my personal experiences of switching to a plant-based diet.
Minister of Defense, Ambassador of the Northern Republic of Macedonia to the U.S. (ret)
Ambassador Zoran Jolevski is a Macedonian diplomat (ret) and the former Minister of Defense of the Republic of Macedonia. Prior to his appointment as Minister of Defense, he served as Macedonia's Ambassador to the United States of America.In November 2008, he was appointed chief negotiator to the Macedonia naming dispute and in 2011 he was appointed Ambassador to the United Mexican States and as Permanent Representative to the Organization of American States. He served as Secretary General of the late Macedonian president Boris Trajkovski from 2000–2004.He holds a Ph.D. in International Economy from Ss Cyril and Methodius University of Skopje He is married to Suzana Jolevska, and together they have two sons, Pero and Filip.
President of the United Nations Association of Connecticut
Dr. Baxer is President of the United Nations Association of Connecticut and previously served as US representative to the United Nations for the London based NGO, Strategies for Peace. He holds Doctorates in psychology and theology. His educational background includes studies at the Gregorian University, Oxford University, Graduate Theological Foundation, Harvard, Catholic University of Paris and the Catholic University of America. Early in his career, he taught physics and was a high school principal in Connecticut. He taught at St Joseph University, Emory University and the Hartford Seminary. An ordained priest, he has ministered in multicultural churches in the US and abroad and directed a large inner city homeless shelter/rehabilitation center. He has lectured and guided seminars internationally on conflict resolution and cross cultural dialogue. He participated in international peace missions to Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Kenya and Nicaragua. . His latest book, An Intercultural Life: is available in English and French. Hobbies include gardening and cooking! He lives with his wife, Barbara Bacewicz in Kent, CT.
Dave Roberts resides with his family in Granby, Connecticut, where he retired after a career spanning 4 decades and now serves as an elected Justice of the Peace and Conservation Commissioner. Prior to retirement, Dave served as an elected San Diego County Supervisor (District 3), Solana Beach Councilmember/Mayor, and corporate executive with Science Applications International Corporation and the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society. Dave has worked for the U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, U.S. Air Force, and as a presidential appointee in the administrations of Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama. He and his spouse are parents to 6 children. Dave is a Vice District Governor of Lions Clubs International and serves as the organization’s international appointee to the United Nations Council of Organizations. Dave is most passionate about UN sustainable development goals combatting food insecurity, promoting gender equality and advancing healthcare for all.
Past District Governor
First Vice District Governor-Elect, District 23-B
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