Professor Thomas H. Koenig - Thomas Koenig has been a faculty member at Northeastern University since 1977, serving as chair of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology from 2002 until 2008. In 2008-2009 he was a Fulbright scholar at the University of Belgrade (Serbia) Law School, where he taught and researched about European Internet policies. Professor Koenig has testified before both Houses of Congress and his research has been discussed in the Economist, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Time, U.S. News and World Report, as well as being cited over 2,000 times in leading academic publications. He was a fellow at Harvard University Law School and has served as a visiting professor at Tufts University, Brown University, SUNY at Buffalo and in Hungary’s program on Post-Soviet Change Management. Professor Koenig has supervised more than 50 PhD dissertations and an equal number of Doctorates in Law and Policy. He is currently researching cross-national conflicts over Internet laws and U.S. environmental policies.
Andrew Lewman has more than 30 years of global technology experience in a variety of domains, including information security, systems administration, and data management. His interest lies in the intersection of technology and humans. He’s been a co-founder and top executive at many high-growth start-up companies, such as TechTarget, The Tor Project, Farsight Security, and now DarkOwl. He’s an advisor with military and intelligence agencies in the US and its Allies, having worked on SAFER Warfighter, MEMEX, SHARKSEER, CRISP, and others. He’s a technical advisor to the Thorn Foundation, Global Emancipation Network, and Interpol’s Crimes Against Children Initiative. He’s a speaker and frequent media contact for conferences, invited speeches, with extensive television, written, and Internet-media press experience. Publications with Elsevier Digital Investigations, EMCDDA, and Fordham University Press. Andrew’s most recent publication is in Digital Investigation: The darknet’s smaller than we thought: The lifecycle of Tor Hidden Services. He’s the Treasurer for Emerge, helping to stop domestic violence through counseling abusers, and Chairman of Each One Teach One, providing economic opportunity for women and girls through technology. You can learn more about Andrew at Lewman.is.
Ada Jo Mann has 35+ years of experience collaborating with clients on strength-based approaches to strategic planning; organization assessment and design; whole system change; program development and evaluation; inter-organizational partnerships; team building, and training. She has directed or participated in assignments in over 50 African, Asian, Caribbean, Central and South American and European countries. Using practical, strength-based and participatory management approaches she has advised and trained over 1000 leaders. Through her work both in the US and abroad, Ada Jo has increased the managerial capacities of a broad range of institutions including government agencies, bilateral and multilateral development organizations, non-profits, boards and community groups.
She is a pioneer in the field of Appreciative Inquiry in the non-profit and international development arena and Founder and former Managing Co-Owner of Appreciative Inquiry Consulting, LLC. For seven years she was Director of a multi-million dollar grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to improve the organizational capacity of non-governmental organizations in all regions of the world. She co-created and was the first Director of the Small Project Assistance Program, a 30 year partnership between USAID and the Peace Corps.
Current and past clients include: Academy for Educational Development, Rio Tinto, FHI 360, ADRA, Arlington County, Virginia HR Department, CARE, Chemonics, John Snow International, Lutheran World Relief, Neighborhood Centers, Inc., Pact Inc., Save the Children, Social Impact, US Agency for International Development, US Geological Survey, US Peace Corps, US Forest Service and World Vision. Ada Jo is based in Washington, DC.