The Yale Alumni International Alliance presents The Global Citizen

Join the launch of the Yale International Alliance (“YIA”) with our first symposium entitled, The Global Citizen. YIA is a newly formed AYA shared interest group for alumni and students with an international perspective, including alumni who came to Yale as international students, alumni who currently live abroad, and alumni who are interested in global affairs.  YIA can have a significant impact on President Levin’s goal to position Yale as a university of global consequence by helping our alumni to create positive change in their communities around the world.  We are increasingly living in a global society. Indeed, our daily lives are influenced by an ever expanding array of international connections. From politics and entertainment, to business, journalism and academics, spend an afternoon with our alumni and friends discussing the latest trends on the international scene and hear from leaders in various industries in conversation on their projects and careers all with an international and cross-border theme.

Be inspired by the Yale World Fellows Program, the University’s signature international leadership training program with a steadily growing global reputation for excellence.  World Fellows include a diversity of committed innovators, from top government officials and members of parliament to on-the-ground activists and investigative journalists to ground-breaking artists and next-generation business executives.

Then enjoy our networking mixer and discuss the development of the Yale Alumni International Alliance and the exciting programming the AYA has happening around the globe.

WHEN: May 5, 2012

WHERE: Le Méridien Piccadilly
21 Piccadilly, London W1J 0BH

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Welcome & IntroductionRenata Cesar ’79 – Working Group Chair, YIA

Nicholas Roman Lewis ’93 – Sr. Director, Shared Interest Groups, AYA


“Thinking globally while acting locally- a conversation with Yale World Fellow Marvin Rees”Marvin Rees, a 2010 Yale World Fellow, is a social justice activist in the UK. Currently the Programme Manager for Race Equality in the Mental Healthcare programme of NHS Bristol, Marvin is a former journalist and host of a BBC Radio show. He is currently developing two projects:  The City Leadership Programme, which targets and equips high potential young people from lower socio-economic groups for global leadership, and Blood Across Boundaries, which tests the idea that people of mixed heritage have unique contributions to make in the development of politics around identity, conflict, peace and reconciliation. Rees has been selected for the British Labour Party’s Future Candidates Programme, which develops politicians for the party’s future.

Moderated by Michael Cappello MD – Director, Yale World Fellows Program


“What Does it Mean to be a Global Citizen?”Whether you love to travel the globe or prefer to never leave your neighborhood, there is no denying we live in an interconnected world.  From politics to arts and academics to big business and the internet, the world is truly at our doorsteps. But how does this reality impact communities, cultures and individuals? Hear from alumni whose work and lives have an international focus in conversation on what being a global citizen actually means to them.

  • Stefano Dominioni ’05 PhD – Head of Strategic Programming and Resource Mobilization, Council of Europe
  • Catherine Schreiber ’75 Producer, Actress, Writer (as producer The King’s Speech, Peter and the Starcatcher, Stick Fly, Scottsboro Boys, Next Fall, Desperate Writers)
  • Juli Qermezi Huang ’08 Associate Director, Innovation Co-Creation Lab, London School of Economics and Political Science
  • Dina Dommett ’93PhD – Associate Dean for Programmes, Department of Management, The London School of Economics and Political Science
  • Kathleen LaCamera ’83 MDiv – Film-maker (Dying for a Laugh), Journalist, Healthcare Chaplain, Picturewise Productions


Networking Mixer & Remarks

Panelist & Speaker Bios

Marvin Rees is a prominent race equality and social justice activist in the UK. He is building towards running for Parliament in the UK’s next General Election. Rees currently holds the position of Programme Manager for NHS Bristol’s Race Equality in the Mental Healthcare programme. He has been Director of the Bristol Partnership, a BBC Radio Host and Journalist and is an alumnus of Operation Black Vote’s MP and Commissioner Shadow Schemes. He is currently developing two projects:  The City Leadership Programme, which will target and equip high potential young people from lower socio economic groups for global leadership, and Blood Across Boundaries, which tests the idea that people of mixed heritage have unique contributions to make in the development of politics around identity, conflict, peace and reconciliation. Rees has been selected for the British Labour Party’s Future Candidates Programme, which develops politicians for the party’s future.


Netcast: Black and White: Race Relations in the UK, December 2, 2010. Click here to listen>>

Listen to Marvin Rees interviewed on the BBC, August 2010. Click here>>

Michael Cappello, MD is the Director of the Yale World Fellows Program, a multidisciplinary Yale University leadership training program for exceptional mid-career professionals. Dr. Cappello graduated from Brown University with an undergraduate degree in Biomedical Ethics and received an MD from Georgetown University.  He joined the Yale faculty in Pediatric Infectious Diseases in 1996. Since then Dr. Cappello has developed a laboratory and field based research program that is focused on the global health impact of parasitic diseases in children. In 2002, he founded the Yale Program in International Child Health, which coordinates and develops global initiatives in pediatric research, clinical care and medical education. This Program expanded in 2007 with the establishment of a training initiative with the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research at the University of Ghana aimed at building African research capacity in global infectious diseases. In 2007, Dr. Cappello received the Bailey K. Ashford Medal from the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, awarded for distinguished work in tropical medicine.

Stefano Dominioni is Head of Strategic Programming and Resource Mobilization in the Office of the Director General of Programmes of the Council of Europe. The Council of Europe is the oldest pan-European International Organization devoted to the protection and promotion of human rights, democracy and the rule of law (

Dr. Dominioni coordinates the programming and implementation of the Organization’s Programme of Activities in the intergovernmental sector, resource mobilization and management of externally-funded programmes, and external presence in member states for Eastern Europe, South Caucasus and Central Asia. During his career at the Council of Europe, he has worked for the Directorate General of Social Cohesion, the Directorate of Strategic Planning and the Directorate General of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport.

Dr. Dominioni teaches European Public Policies (M.A. Programme in European Politics), at the Institute for Political Studies of the University of Strasbourg.

He received his Ph.D., M.Phil. and M.A. in Sociology from Yale University (2005), a M.A. in Philosophy from Boston College (1996) and a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Milan (1991). He was Yale Fox Fellow at Cambridge University and received a University Diploma in Political Science from the University of Aix-en-Provence (France).

Dina Dommett earned a Ph.D. in Italian from Yale in 1993, a Fulbright Fellowship to the University of Rome in 1987, and a Italian and German from Boston College in 1986. After teaching Italian language and literature at Yale and Connecticut College from 1988-1992, then broadcasting history from 1993-1995 at The Museum of Television & Radio (now the Paley Center for Media) in New York City, she began a career in business education at Columbia Business School (1995-2001) where she ran the Executive MBA and international exchange programs as head of the Chazen Institute for International Business. In 2001 she was recruited by Marconi plc in London as vice president of leadership development. Since 2002 she has held roles with international responsibilities at New York University’s Stern School of Business, the Monitor Group London and London Business School, where she helped to launch the London Business School Dubai Executive MBA. In 2007 she joined the London School of Economics and Political Science, where she now serves as Associate Dean for Programmes in the Department of Management. Her role includes admissions and program development for MSc Management degrees and corporate relations for LSE’s membership in CEMS: The Global Alliance in Management Education, a consortium of 27 business schools (1 school per country) and over 70 corporate partners worldwide (including Google, McKinsey, Procter & Gamble among others). From 2007-2010 she held a joint role at LSE and its partner institution, Duke Corporate Education, in Duke CE’s London office on Fleet Street, working to build CFO capability at global energy and pharmaceuticals firms. She has coached business improvement projects within business schools and companies since her role as Associate Dean for Executive MBA Programs at Columbia Business School in the late 1990s.Dina serves on the Board of GMAC (The Graduate Management Admission Council), the MET Fund, the UK Friends of Yale and the Yale Graduate School of Arts & Sciences Alumni Executive Committee. She is a fan of the British Motorcycle Racing Club, the UK’s oldest racing club, where her husband Mike Dommett is CEO. She and her twin sister, Donna Consolini, who is Director of International Fundraising at Yale, have made prize-winning hand puppets – including a fond replica of Yale President Benno Schmidt.
Kathleen LaCamera is a film-maker, journalist and healthcare chaplain, whose award-winning work has taken her around the globe for US and UK publications, broadcasters and not-for-profit organisations.  She has a special interest in conflict resolution in divided communities and has reported from troubled regions including Northern Ireland, the Balkans and sub-Saharan Africa.  Kathleen, along with her husband – former BBC executive Chris Loughlin – run Manchester-based  PictureWise Productions.  Their most recent film, Dying for a Laugh, featured five major comedians on the taboo subject of death and won two 2011 How-Do Public Service Communications awards.  She currently is working on its successor, Last Laugh, which will be the lead media resource for this year’s national Dying Matters awareness campaign, launching  14th May.In her work as an on-air correspondent, she has contributed to news and magazine programmes for broadcasters including the BBC and ITV in the UK and ABC, NBC and CBS in the US. Her feature articles have appeared in publications such as the St. Petersburg Times, the Guardian and Christian Century. Among those she has interviewed are veteran journalist and former White House press secretary Bill Moyers, Nobel peace prize winner, Wangari Maathai , environmentalist and primate researcher, Jane Goodall, heavy-weight boxing champion, Evander Holyfield and Glastonbury festival founder, Michael Eavis.

Kathleen is also a contributor to Creating America: Reading and Writing Arguments and Global Exchange: Reading and Writing in a World Context, both published by Prentice Hall (2005) as well as Connected Spirits (Pilgrim Press 2007) and Amazing Gifts (Alban Institute, 2011).

Catherine Schreiber, producer/actress/writer and Yale college graduate is a two time Tony-nominated producer for Next Fall and The Scottsboro Boys, currently a producer on The King’s Speech (London) , Peter and the Starcatcher  and Clybourne Park (Broadway). She recently was a producer on Stick Fly (Broadway) and produced Desperate Writers, a play she co-wrote, Off Broadway at the Union Square Theatre.  Her acting tv/film roles include “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”, “Rat Race”, “Jane Austen Book Club”. Her theatre roles include Desperate Writers, Wayside Motor Inn at the Manhattan Theatre Club and Sly Fox directed by Arthur Penn. Catherine was honored with the Key to the City of Scottsboro, Alabama for her work with the Scottsboro Boys Museum. She is a Founder of the Center Theatre Group, Los Angeles, a VIP member of the Flea Theatre, NY and a member of the League of Professional Theatre Women. Catherine is happily married to Miles N. Ruthberg, Yale ’73, a senior partner at the law firm of Latham & Watkins LLP. They have two children, Stephanie and Jeremy, and reside in New York City.
Juli Qermezi Huang is a nomad at heart.  Originally from Saint Louis, USA, Juli spent her childhood living among a tribe of Qashqa’i nomads in the Zagros Mountains in southwestern Iran.  Since then, Juli has lived in seven countries in seven years, studying in the US and the UK and conducting research and working in the Middle East, the Caucasus, Central Asia, and South Asia to understand the dynamics between states and tribes, globalization and local experience, sustainable development and social entrepreneurship.  Juli attributes much of her global curiosity and commitment to her time at Yale, where she was the President of AIESEC, the largest global student organization committed to youth leadership development and cross-cultural collaboration.  She most recently worked in India with Potencia Ventures and the Ayllu Initiative to map the constraints and innovations in the growing social-enterprise ecosystem.  Currently pursuing a PhD in Anthropology and working as the Associate Director of the Innovation and Co-Creation Lab at the London School of Economics and Political Science, Juli’s research focuses on informal sector labor relations, patron-clientalism, and alternatives provided by social enterprises. She is about to embark on two years of field research in Assam, Northeast India, among cycle rickshaw pullers and the social enterprise, Rickshaw Bank.