List of past speaking engagements

 

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN, Madison                         February 9, 2005

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN                                           February 10, 2005

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY                                                February 28, 2006

IVY LEAGUE SUMMIT, 8 IVY LEAGUE SCHOOLS        February 25, 2006
(held at Columbia campus)

ST. PETER’S COLLEGE                                                  February 27, 2006

LANSING COMMUNITY COLLEGE                                 March 20, 2006

UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS, SMITH                April 6, 2006
AMHERST, MT. HOLYOKE, HAMPSHIRE COLLEGE

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY                                               April 11, 2006

UNIVERSITY OF DENVER, Graduate School                  April 27, 2006

UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE                               March 2, 2006

WHARTON                                                                        March 28, 2006

EMORY UNIVERSITY – Human Rights Week                  March 29. 2007
Keynote (organized by ROLLINS GRAD SCHOOL of
Public Health)

WHEATON COLLEGE, Norton MA                                    April 2, 2007

UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS                               April 3, 2007
Center for Sustainability, Dartmouth, MA

RICE UNIVERSITY, Houston TX                                        May 1, 2007
(Be the Change conference)

IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY, Ames, IA                              October 18, 2007

METROPOLITAN COLLEGE OF DENVER,                      November 8, 2007

UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO, Denver, CO

UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA, Norman, OK                    November 13, 2007

MARLBORO COLLEGE, Marlboro, VT                             April  24, 2008

University of Southern Maine                                            April 30, 2008
(L.L. Bean / Lee Surace Colloquium Series)

NYU (sponsored by the StartingBlock)                             May 7, 2008

Berkeley City College                                                       September 30, 2008

Stanford University (The Stanford Progressive)               October 1, 2008

Olivet College, Olivet MI                                                   October 22, 2008

St John’s University, NYC                                                November 10, 2008

Columbia University, NYC                                                November 11, 2008

Wharton School of Business                                            November 15, 2008
(2200 MBAs and corp CEOs)

William Patterson University, Wayne NJ                          November 22, 2008

University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire                                 November 8, 2008

Wilmington College, Ohio                                                 February 4, 2009

Ohio State University                                                       February 5, 2009
(with Columbus Council On World Affairs)

University of Michigan                                                      February 6, 2009
(ERB Institute – bridge Between Business
Natural Resources Schools)

Boston University                                                            February 27, 2009
(Keynote, Model UN for 1300 high
School students)

Regis University, Denver, CO                                          March 31, 2009

University of Iceland                                                         April 6, 2009

China Europe International Business School (CEIBS)     June 6, 2009

Boston University                                                             October 27, 2009

Howard University Law School                                        October 28-29, 2009

Cornell (2400 MBAs and corp CEOs)                              November 13, 2009

Wharton                                                                           November 15, 2009

Portland State, OR                                                           November 17, 2009

Oregon State University                                                   January 14, 2010

University of Colorado                                                      February 16, 2010

University of Massachusetts (Dartmouth)                         March 1, 2010

University Of Wisconsin                                                    April 14, 2010

SUNY, New Paltz                                                             April 22, 2010
*Net Impact Conference (featured speaker)

University of Massachusetts (Dartmouht)                      August 7 and 9, 2010

Willamette University                                                      September 21, 2010

University of Pittsburgh/Carnegie Mellon University     October 14, 2010

University of San Francisco                                           November 10, 2010

Queen’s University, ON Canada
Public                                                                               March 31, 2011
Int’l Dev. Conference Keynote Opening                          April 1, 2011

Worcester State University, MA                                       October 8, 2011

Western Connecticut State University                             October 27, 2011

North Carolina State University                                       March 10, 2012
Muslim American Public Affairs Council

Flordia Atlantic University                                                March 14, 2012
Life Long Learning Society

Pasadena City College                                                    April 10, 2012

Notre Dame de Namur University                                   April 12, 2012

University of Mass., Dartmouth                                      April 17, 2012

Boston College                                                                April 18, 2012

Schumacher College, Devon, UK                                   May 21-25, 2012

Lewis and Clark University, Portland OR                        April 10, 2013
(Corporations in the Third World: Arrested Development or Forward Progress?
debate with Gary Quinlivan, dean, prof of econ, McKenna School, Saint Vincent College, PA)

Bellevue College                                                               March 13, 2014

Sivinanda Ashram, Bahamas                                            April 10-15, 2014
Lectures, workshop

Peace Summit, Lane Community College                          April 25, 2014

Singularity University                                                         June 27, 2014
Global Grand Challenges Week, Keynote

Regents University, London                                               October 4, 2014
Plant Consciousness Conference, Keynote

Regents University, London                                               October 5, 2014
“Shapeshifting the Planet” Workshop

University of Iasi, Romania                                                October 9, 2014
(Universitatea “Alexandru Ioan Cuza”)

University of Suceava, Romania                                        October 10, 2014
(Universitatea “Tefan Cel Mare”)

University of Cluj, Romania                                               October 13, 2014
(Universitatea “Babe Bolyai”)

Bucharest University, Romania                                        October 16, 2014

Oxford University, England                                               October 21, 2014
(Oxford Economics Society)

University of Cambridge, England                                     October 22, 2014
(Marshall Society of Economics)

University of Aruba                                                            February 4, 2015

 

OTHER ORGANIZATIONS

United Nations                                                                March 30, 2006
and November 11, 2009

Library of Congress                                                        April 10, 2006

Veterans for Peace National Convention                       November 7, 2006

SNAP Leadership Conference, Austin TX                     May 5, 2007

Casa de la Cultura, Quito, Ecuador                               May 22, 2007

Voyageur Conference                                                    March 4, 2008
(Multinational CEOs & CFOs,Gamboa Resort, Panama)

YPO (Young Presidents Organization)                          May 20, 2008

Rotary Club, Kansas City, MO                                       May 28, 2008

San Francisco Luncheon Society                                  June 3, 2008

Commonwealth Club Of California, San Francisco       June 3, 2008

SNAP, Boulder                                                              September 24, 2008

Bioneers by the Bay(MA)                                               September 25 and 26, 2008
October 23, 2011
(SF) October 2012
(WA) November 2, 2013

Green Festivals
Chicago                                                                          2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
Washington, DC                                                            2008, 2009, 2012, 2013
Seattle                                                                            2009, 2010, 2011
Denver                                                                           2009
San Francisco                                                               2009, 2011, 2012, 2013
Los Angeles                                                                   2011, 2013
New York                                                                       2011, 2012, 2013

Council on World Affairs                                                2005, 2006, 2008, 2009
(Columbus, Chicago, Pittsburgh)

Wealth Masters International                                        2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
Dominican Repbulic, Boca Raton, Maui, New Orleans

Phoenix Committee on Foreign Relations                    February 25, 2010

Shangihia, China: Conference                                     June 2010
*John was voted as the BEST orator out of all 25 speakers at this conference

Unitarian Church, San Francisco                                 November 7, 2010

Global Summit, San Francisco                                     November 8-9, 2010

Foreign Press Association                                            March 17, 2011

Wharton Club of New Jersey                                        March 16, 2011

Praxis Peace Institute (Sanoma, CA)                           April 11, 2011

ICT Summit Eurasia (Istanbul)                                     October 3, 2011

World Exchange Congress (Istanbul)                          March 20, 2012

Dorothy Stang Center                                                  April 12, 2012

Annual Dinner (Keynote) Muslim Link                          April 14, 2012
(Silver Spring MD)

New Living Expo (San Francisco, CA)                        April 28, 2012

Talks on “Changing Global Economics”
(London, Manchester Eng, Dublin Ireland)                 May 27-June 2, 2012

National Press Club, Washington, DC                       September 27, 2012

Iranian Cultural Assoc., Washington DC                    October 1, 2012

Junior Chamber Summit, Istanbul                                April 7, 2013

Che Tempo Che Fa with Favio Fabio,
Italy’s most popular talk show                                     May 4, 2013

Babel Festival Della Parola
(In Valle D’Aosta, Italy)                                                May 5, 2013

Lightening in a Bottle Festival
(Temecula, CA)                                                           June 13, 2013

The Human Resources Summit Istanbul 2014
(Opening Keynote)                                                      February 12, 2014

Peace Boat
(800 participants, mostly Japanese)
Lectures, Venezuela-Panama                                     May 8-10, 2014

Green Raven Ctr
(Salt Springs, BC, Canada)                                         May 31, 2014

Oregon Country Fair
(speeches on 3 days)                                                  July 11-13, 2014

Be the Change Symposium, London
(Opening)                                                                    October 3, 2014

St. James Church London
(Academia de Studii Economice)                                October 6, 2014

Cas di Cultura, Aruba                                                  February 5, 2015