guests

Debra Weinstein

Debra Weinstein is an experienced research development professional, with over 15 years of executive leadership, proposal preparation and project management experience combined with 20 years of laboratory research. She received a Ph.D. in microbiology and immunology from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences with a focus on infectious diseases.

William Piermattei

William Piermattei joined the School of Law in 2010 after 10 years in private practice. In his role as Managing Director of the Environmental Law Program, he directs the Environmental Law Externship Program, advises students pursuing the certificate of concentration in environmental law, is the faculty supervisor for the Maryland Environmental Law Society (MELS), directs…

Amy R. Sapkota

Dr. Amy R. Sapkota is the Director of CONSERVE: A Center of Excellence at the Nexus of Sustainable Water Reuse, Food & Health, a multi-institution Center funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture (2016-2020). She is also the Principal Investigator of UMD Global STEWARDS (STEM Training at the Nexus of Energy, Water Reuse…

Dina Gold

Dina Gold was born and raised in the UK and is now an American citizen living in Washington, DC. She is on the board of the Edlavitch DCJCC, a council member of the JxJ (Washington Jewish Film and Music Festivals), and a senior editor at Moment, the largest independent Jewish magazine in North America. She began her…

Maura Judkis

Maura Judkis is a reporter for the Washington Post, covering culture, food and the arts. She is a 2018 James Beard Award winner, and her work has been honored by the Association of Food Journalists and the Virginia Press Association. She has written about the restaurant industry’s sexual harassment problem, developments in smart kitchen technology, the…

Elizabeth White

Dr. Elizabeth B. (“Barry”) White is a historian in the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Division of the Senior Historian, where she serves as an expert on matters related to the Holocaust, post-Holocaust genocides and mass atrocities, and international justice.  She has also served as the Research Director of the Museum’s Center for the Prevention of…

Shoko Nagai

Shoko Nagai is a versatile musical artist who improvises and performs with world-renowned musicians on piano and accordion and composes original scores for films and live performances. Since moving to the U.S. from Japan and studying classical and jazz music at Berklee, she has adapted her mastery of the keyboard to prepared piano, accordion, Moog…

Debra Kreisberg

Saxophonist and clarinetist Debra Kreisberg performs, composes, arranges and records with the New York City-based Latin-jazz ensemble Los Mas Valientes, and the award-winning klezmer ensembles Metropolitan Klezmer and Isle of Klezbos, with whom she has toured in the U.S., Canada and in Europe. She is the leader of two jazz projects, East Harlem Trio, and…

Ron Gerlitz

Ron Gerlitz joined Sikkuy: the Association for the Advancement of Civic Equality as co-executive director in January 2009. In this capacity, he led the development of the Sikkuy model for mapping the barriers to equality and creating policy recommendations, “From Barriers to Opportunities”, and edited six policy papers as part of this series. Ron is an expert on Jewish-Arab relations in Israel and…

Brian Glassman

Brian Glassman is an extremely versatile musician, at home in almost any genre of music be it, Classical, Rock, Latin, R&B, Cabaret but he is perhaps best known for his work in Jazz, Cabaret and world music styles such as Klezmer.  Some of the artists that Brian has performed, toured and recorded with include; -Jazz…