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Government relations expert, Linda worked on initiatives related to emergency preparedness, multi-sector conferences on critical infrastructure resiliency, bio-terrorism detection, emergency medicine research grants. Her federal government experience includes assignments at the House Armed Services Committee, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Naval Sea Systems Command. Her public service focused on the needs of children and families, including programs of sanitary supplies for African girls.
Professor of English at Duquesne University. He is the author of "Cold War Modernists: Art, Literature, and American Cultural Diplomacy" (2015), and "James Laughlin, New Directions, and the Remaking of Ezra Pound" (2005) and editor of Book History, the journal devoted to every aspect of the history of the book.
He has written for scholarly and trade publications including Slate, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Humanities, and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Research Project Manager at Carnegie Mellon University, Anna Maria has been a long-time contributor to the school's R&D and education mission, including design and assessment of distance-learning technologies, design and assessment of
graduate programs in cybersecurity, and interventions for social science programs. She worked with local government in the context of outreach programs, and served on advisory panels for local non-profit organizations, including the Pittsburgh chapter of Emergency.
Heather is Associate Professor of Sociology at Fordham University. She has authored academic books and articles on American politics and social movements, and opinion essays for news outlets like the Washington Post and CNN . Heather is a senior policy advisor to Senator Bernie Sanders. Currently, she is writing "The New Power Elite", a remake of C. Wright Mills's classic text (Oxford University Press).
Michael teaches teaches political theory in the Literature Program at Duke University. He is best known for his book "Empire" (2000), co-written with Antonio Negri. His most recent book published, also with Antonio Negri, is "Assembly" (2017). He serves as editor of The South Atlantic Quarterly and is co-director, with Sandro Mezzadra, of The Social Movements Lab at Duke University.
Francesco is a mechanical engineer and industry executive expert on hydrogen-based sustainable technologies for the production of metals. He is currently serving on several committees and associations in Latin America and the United States. From 1994 to 1998 he has been news correspondent from Spain for Italian radio stations and newspapers.
He lives in Pennsylvania since 2008.
Journalist and president of the Milan-section of ARCI, the largest secular non-profit associations in Italy, Maso has been War reporter from Nicaragua, Guatemala, Afghanistan, Sudan, Iraq. In 2009 he started the PeaceReporter project, which developed into E-ilmensile, the monthly magazine of the non-profit Emergency. In 2018 he was one of the founders of Mediterranea Saving Humans, where he served as vice president for 1 year term.
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Naomi Klein is a Canadian author, social activist, and filmmaker known for her political analyses and criticism of corporate globalization and of capitalism. She is the Gloria Steinem Chair in Media, Culture, and Feminist Studies at Rutgers University. Klein became known internationally for her alter-globalization book No Logo (1999). The Shock Doctrine (2007), a critical analysis of the history of neoliberal economics, solidified her standing as a prominent activist on the international stage.
Achille Mbembe is a philosopher, political theorist, and public intellectual. He is a member of the staff at the Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, and also has an annual visiting appointment at the Franklin Humanities Institute at Duke University.
He has written extensively in African history and politics, including “On the Postcolony” (2000), published by the University of California Press, Berkeley.
Cornel West is an American philosopher, political activist, social critic, and public intellectual. West focuses on the role of race, gender, and class in American society and the means by which people act and react to their "radical conditionedness." West draws intellectual contributions from multiple traditions, including Christianity, the black church, Marxism, neopragmatism, and transcendentalism. Among his most influential books are Race Matters (1994) and Democracy Matters (2004).
Saving Humans USA is the American sister non-profit of
Mediterranea Saving Humans, the Italian association that monitors the waters of the Central Mediterranean to restore humanitarian activities needed to save the lives of war refugees, asylum seekers and migrants who are escaping from the Libyan waw.
Mediterranea bears great resemblance with the NGOs operating in the Mediterranean observing, documenting and informing the public of what is happening in those waters.
At the same time, Mediterranea is different: it is a non-governmental project by made possible thanks to various organizations and individuals, and open to all voices from many different perspectives: secular and religious, social and cultural, union and political.
The action of Mediterranea is civil obedience and moral disobedience. Disobedience to the nationalist and xenophobic public discourse and to the interdiction of witnessing what is happening in the Mediterranean. We obey to the constitutional and international laws, the declaration of human rights and the law of the sea, which oblige to save those who are in danger and to bring them to the closest safe harbor.
Mediterranea sails a ship flying the Italian flag, and is prepared to monitor, but also ready for rescue, knowing better than ever that saving one life in danger means saving all of us.
The main goal is to be where we are needed, to witness and document what is happening, and if necessary, save whoever risks to die in the central Mediterranean.
Mediterranea is not only at sea, but as well on land, with a vast support network, of which Saving Humans USA is part. This is a real platform of social connections between associations and individuals who want to participate in this project.
Anyone can join the project anytime, becoming a promoter of this humanitarian initiative or signing up to become part of our sea crew.
Mediterranea has land crew teams in eighteen Italian towns and cities, and abroad - besides the United States - is present in the major cities of Spain, France, Germany, Belgium, and the UK.
Mediterranea has established valuable relationships with the NGOs that perform the Search and Rescue activity in the Mediterranean sea.