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Warren Farrell

Warren Thomas Farrell is an American educator and author of seven books on men's and women's issues. Farrell came to prominence in the 1970s as a supporter of second wave feminism. Although today he is considered "the father of the men's movement", he advocates that "there should be neither a women's movement blaming men, nor a men's movement blaming women, but a gender liberation movement freeing both sexes from the rigid roles of the past toward more flexible roles for their future."His books cover history, law and politics. All of his books are related to men's and women's studies, including his March 2018 publication The Boy Crisis. Farrell was born in 1943, he is the eldest of three children born to an accountant housewife mother. He grew up in New Jersey. Farrell attended high school at the American School of The Hague in his Freshman and Sophomore years graduated from Midland Park High School in New Jersey in 1961, where he was student body president, he was chosen by the American Legion as his town's selection for New Jersey Boys' State.

Farrell received a B. A. from Montclair State University in social sciences in 1965. As a college student, Farrell was a national vice-president of the Student-National Education Association, leading President Lyndon B. Johnson to invite him to the White House Conference on Education. In 1966 he received an M. A. from UCLA in political science and in 1974 a Ph. D. in the same discipline from New York University. While completing his Ph. D. at NYU, he served as an assistant to the president of New York University. Farrell has taught university level courses in five disciplines; these were at the School of Medicine at the University of San Diego. When the second wave of the women's movement evolved in the late 1960s, Farrell's support of it led the National Organization for Women's New York City chapter to ask him to form a men's group; the response to that group led to his forming some 300 additional men and women's groups and becoming the only man to be elected three times to the Board of Directors of the National Organization for Women in N.

Y. C.. In 1974, Farrell left N. O. W. in N. Y. C. and his teaching at Rutgers when his wife became a White House Fellow and he moved with her to D. C, they subsequently divorced. During his feminist period, Farrell wrote op-eds for The New York Times and appeared on the Today show and Phil Donahue show, was featured in People and the international media. This, his women and men's groups, one of, joined by John Lennon, inspired The Liberated Man; the Liberated Man was written from a feminist perspective, introducing alternative family and work arrangements that could better accommodate working women and encourage care-giving men. The Liberated Man was the beginning of Farrell's development of parallels for men to the female experience: for example, to women's experience as "sex objects", Farrell labeled men's parallel experience as "success objects."As a speaker, Farrell was known for creating audience participation role-reversal experiences to get both sexes "to walk a mile in the other's moccasins."

The most publicized were his "men's beauty contest" and "role-reversal date." In the men's beauty contest, all the men are invited to experience "the beauty contest of everyday life that no woman can escape." In the "role-reversal date" every woman was encouraged to "risk a few of the 150 risks of rejection men experience between eye contact and intercourse." In a 1997 interview, Farrell stated: “Everything went well until the mid-seventies when NOW came out against the presumption of joint custody. I couldn't believe the people I thought were pioneers in equality were saying that women should have the first option to have children or not to have children — that children should not have equal rights to their dad.” Farrell's books each contain personal introductions that describe his perspective on how aspects of public consciousness and his own personal development led to the book. By the mid-1980s, Farrell was writing that both the role-reversal exercises and the women and men's groups allowed him to hear women's increasing anger toward men, learn about men's feelings of being misrepresented.

He wrote Why Men Are The Way They Are to answer women's questions about men in a way he hoped rang true for the men. He distinguished between what he believed to be each sex's primary fantasies and primary needs, stating that "both sexes fell in love with members of the other sex who are the least capable of loving: women with men who are successful, he asserts that women feel disappointed because, "the qualities it takes to be successful at work are in tension with the qualities it takes to be successful in love." He asserts that men feel disappointed because, "a young and beautiful woman learns more about receiving, not giving, while older and less-attractive women learn more about giving and doing for others, more compatible with

Olav Solgaard

Olav Solgaard is a Professor in the Stanford Department of Electrical Engineering. He was the Director of the Ginzton Lab from 2008 until 2014. Olav Solgaard completed a B. S. Electrical Engineering, from the Norwegian Institute of Technology, Norway in 1981, he completed degrees in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University in 1987 and 1992. Prior to joining Stanford’s Department of Electrical Engineering in 1999, Olav was a faculty member at the University of California, Davis, his work at UC Davis led to the invention of the fiber-optical switch. Solgaard's research is in the areas of semiconductor fabrication techniques. Olav Solgaard has been issued more than 70 patents at time of this version. 2017 - Fellow of the IEEE 2010 - Fellow of the Norwegian Academy of Technological Sciences2008 - Fellow of the Optical Society of America 2008 - Member of the Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences and Letters Stanford profile, Olav Solgaard Google Scholar, Olav Solgaard

Tom Roeser

Thomas F. Roeser was a Chicago-based conservative writer and broadcaster, who broadcast for many years on WLS 890 AM talk radio, he was the founder and former chairman of the editorial board of a Chicago Internet newspaper, The Chicago Daily Observer, as well as a lecturer and former vice president of the Quaker Oats Company. Roeser was born in Evanston, Illinois on July 23, 1928 and graduated from Saint Juliana elementary school and the William Howard Taft High School in Chicago, he graduated from Saint John's University in Collegeville, Minnesota with a bachelor's in English literature. He continued his education in graduate studies at DePaul, Loyola University of Chicago and Harvard University, he was a former John F. Kennedy Fellow at Harvard University and a fellow with the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation based in Princeton, New Jersey. After a short time spent in the advertising agency business in Chicago, Roeser moved to Minnesota in 1953 to become the city editor of the Saint Cloud Daily Times, serving as a stringer for the Associated Press.

He was named director of research and news-information for the Minnesota Republican party in 1955 where he stayed until 1958, supervising the party's communications program, including media coverage and advertising. In 1958 he was named press secretary to a newly elected Republican congressman, Rep. Albert H. Quie of Minnesota; the following year, 1959, he served in addition as press secretary to Rep. Walter H. Judd of Minnesota the ranking Republican on the United States House Committee on Foreign Affairs. In 1960 with election of a Republican governor of Minnesota, Elmer L. Andersen, Roeser was appointed news secretary and supervised news dissemination for state government. At the completion of Andersen's term, Roeser returned to the Minnesota Republican party in an enhanced role: director of communications where he served from 1963 to 1964 when he left to return to Chicago to initiate a program of public affairs and government relations as well as community relations for The Quaker Oats Company.

Roeser launched Quaker's government relations program as well as its urban affairs program in the inner city of Chicago and at plant locations throughout the company. He remained in this position with Quaker Oats until 1969 when he was recruited by the Nixon administration as an assistant to the United States Secretary of Commerce to begin a new federal program involving aid to minority business enterprise, he formed the nation's first program to assist minority business. In 1970 in a dispute with the Nixon administration which, he felt, was not serious about the program, he recommended the abolition of his own agency; this was unpopular and he was let go by the administration, but which appointed him as director-public affairs and Congressional relations for the Peace Corps. As a foreign service officer, he managed the agency's worldwide communications and advertising program until The Quaker Oats Company requested he return to it — which he did in 1971 — after which he became its vice president-government relations.

He became the first corporate lobbyist to be appointed Fellow of the John F. Kennedy School of Government, serving in its Institute of Politics where he taught in addition to continuing his role — on leave — at Quaker. Shortly thereafter he was named a Woodrow Wilson International Fellow in New Jersey. On returning to Chicago to resume full-time duties at Quaker he taught after hours at the Wharton School of Finance, University of Pennsylvania. In addition, while continuing his work at Quaker, he became an op-ed writer for The Chicago Sun-Times, following which he wrote for The Chicago Tribune and wrote op-eds for The Wall Street Journal. Long active in Chicago civic and political life, Roeser was a founder of Project LEAP, the city's anti-vote-fraud organization, was president of the City Club of Chicago for seventeen years and its chairman, he was a member of the Fellowship of Catholic Scholars, a board member of the Howard Center and program chairman of Legatus, an organization of Catholic CEOs and was vice chairman of Haymarket Center, Chicago, a leading rehabilitation center for victims of alcohol and substance abuse.

Roeser began hosting a talk show on WLS-AM in Chicago in 1994. He began on a fill-in basis. Vrdolyak quit the show in May 1994, after Illinois Lieutenant Governor Bob Kustra first agreed to take the radio host job replacing Vrdolyk and decided against it in August 1994, Roeser again began hosting alongside Wansley, he retired on May 21, 2011. He was a member of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, affiliated with the AFL-CIO. Roeser authored the book Father Mac: The Life and Times of Ignatius D. McDermott, co-founder of Chicago's famed Haymarket Center, his Op Ed columns appeared in Chicago Tribune and The Wall Street Journal. He was Chicago correspondent for The Wanderer, the oldest national Catholic weekly in the United States and wrote on his own blog, blog.tomroeser.com. In addition to hosting his own talk radio program, "Political Shootout" on WLS-AM, Chicago, he appeared as a commentator on The MacNeil-Lehrer NewsHour on PBS, on BBC and on Chicago Tonight on WTTW-TV Chicago Pub