Speakers

Zarah Patriana has worked as the Operations Manager of the Global Exchange Fair Trade Online Store and currently works as Global Exchange's Online Communications Manager.
Manuel Pérez-Rocha helps to coordinate the Networking for Justice on Global Investment project, as part of the IPS Global Economy Project. In this role, he works together with allies at the Democracy Center in Bolivia and organizations in several countries.
Carleen Pickard is the Managing Director of Global Exchange. She holds a MA in Anthropology and Development from the University of Sussex, UK, and has worked in social justice organizations in London, UK, Chiapas, Mexico, San Francisco, CA, Vancouver, BC and Ottawa, ON prior to returning to San Francisco (again) in 2010.
Derek Poppert is the Director of Latin America and World Reality Tours at Global Exchange. He has traveled extensively throughout Latin America and Europe, spending time in Peru, Bolivia, Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, Costa Rica, and the majority of Western Europe. He found a particular love for the country and people of Brazil, and lived in Rio de Janeiro for a period of time during 2013.    Prior to joining Global Exchange, Derek played professional baseball in the Seattle Mariners minor league system.
Ocean Robbins is cofounder and CEO of the Food Revolution Network, which is mobilizing 100,000+ members for healthy, sustainable, humane and delicious food.  Ocean serves as adjunct professor in Chapman University’s
Josh Ruebner is the author of Shattered Hopes: Obama’s Failure to Broker Israeli-Palestinian Peace (Verso Books, September 2013).
Enrique Salmón (pronounced sahl-móhn), is a Rarámuri (Tarahumara). He feels indigenous cultural concepts of the natural world are only part of a complex and sophisticated understanding of landscapes and biocultural diversity, and he has dedicated his studies to Ethnobiology and Traditional Ecological Knowledge in order to better understand his own and other cultural perceptions of culture, landscapes, and place.
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Ray A. Ybarra Maldonado is a human rights activist, author, filmmaker, lawyer, and public speaker.  Born in Douglas, AZ, Ybarra Maldonado's mother was born just a few miles to the south in the town of Agua Prieta, Sonora.
  Dr. Stephen Zunes is a Professor of Politics and International Studies at the University of San Francisco, where he serves as coordinator of the program in Middle Eastern Studies. Recognized as one the country’s leading scholars of U.S.