Global Issues Network Conference Program: School Without Walls & Washington International School in Washington D.C. - Page 7

  Lorem  Ipsum     7   KEYNOTE  SPEAKERS   John Liu Fabian Koss                   John D. Liu is an American who has lived in China for more than 30 years. Mr Liu helped to open the CBS News bureau in Beijing at the time of normalization of relations between the U.S. and China. He worked for CBS News for 10 years leaving in 1990. Mr. Liu has concentrated on ecological film making since the mid 1990s and has written, produced, and directed films on Grasslands, Deserts, Wetlands, Oceans, Rivers, Urban Development, Atmosphere, Forests, Endangered Animals, and Poverty Reduction. Many of his films have appeared on BBC World and other networks. In 2003, Mr. Liu wrote, produced and directed “Jane Goodall – China Diary” for National Geographic. Mr. Liu was also the driving force in the creation and development of the China Environment and Sustainable Development Reference and Research Centre (CESDRRC), the China HIV/AIDS Information Network (CHAIN), and the Environmental Education Media Project (Mongolia). For many years Mr. Liu has studied and worked to promote the potential of ecological restoration including presenting the recent films “Hope in a Changing Climate”, “Rwanda – Forests of Hope” and “Emerging in a Changing Climate”. Fabian Andres Koss is a Senior Communications Specialist in the Office of External Relations of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). He was named the Youth Liaison in 1995. Through the IDB Youth Program, the IDB supports outreach, advocacy and project development activities. Fabian is one of the founders and coordinators of the Inter-American Working Group on Youth Development, a consortium of international donor agencies which seek to increase resource support and promote learning around effective youth development programs in the hemisphere. In 1999, Fabian founded the Many Hats Institute (MHI), an international organization dedicated to improving the conditions for children worldwide. MHI has teamed up with the World Wildlife Fund, Nature Conservancy, Harvard Business School, and AOL among others to leverage the time, talent and resources of the “Many Hatters” from around the world. @fabiankoss