Vice president of corporate community relations at IBM, Stanley Litow is also president of the IBM International Foundation, which has been called “one of the nation’s largest corporate philanthropic programs” extending to more than 100 countries abroad. In 1996 and 1999, Litow assisted IBM’s CEO, Louis V. Gerstner, in planning and overseeing the two national educational summits that were hosted by IBM. Prior to joining IBM, Litow served as deputy chancellor for operations and chief operating officer of New York City Public Schools; president of Interface, a not-for-profit think tank; and a governor-appointed member of New York State’s Industrial Cooperation Council, its Job Training Partnership Council, and the state’s School and Business Alliance. He is the recipient of awards from the Anne Frank Center, the Martin Luther King Commission, and Manhattanville College.
We are experiencing an organic crisis of democracy, international in scope. This conference will draw together intellectuals and activists from across the globe to examine and explore different dimensions of that crisis. The speakers will venture into a deeper analysis of the political forces and dynamics at work, with an eye to identifying opportunities in the resistance as well as dangers. October 5-6, 2017, Washington Court Hotel, 525 New Jersey Ave, NW, Washington, D.C. More information and Registration.