U.S. Speaker Spot
As a partnership with the Office of the U.S. Speaker Program, the American Spaces Newsletter is featuring selected speakers available for virtual programs with professional audiences on priority themes. For more information about the U.S. Speaker Program, and to submit a program request, please reach out to your local Public Diplomacy Section.
Aisha Bowe is the founder and CEO of STEMBoard, a certified economically disadvantaged woman-owned small business specializing in engineering and development, IT services, program and project management, data management, ingestion, and analytics. At STEMBoard, Bowe leads a workforce of engineers and programmers in addition to managing client relationships as well as execution of multi-million-dollar contracts with Federal government and corporate clients. Bowe is also preparing to travel to space with the commercial space company Blue Origin. Previously, Bowe was an aerospace engineer at the NASA Ames Research Center. Bio
Ryanna Miller is the co-founder and chair of Diplomatic Perspective, a non-profit focused on advancing diversity and inclusion in international affairs, beginning with programs that provide education, access, and social capital to Black students and young adults. Miller can speak to best practices for emerging international development and entrepreneurship as it relates to women, advancing DEIA in international educational opportunities, and engaging rural communities to increase cultural and public diplomacy. Bio
Anthony Radetic is a professional personal watercraft champion, alpine skier, and former Army Blackhawk pilot. A paraplegic due to a motorcycle accident, Radetic competed during the 2014 and 2016 Invictus Games and is the winner of national and international extreme sports competitions. Radetic speaks to audiences around the world on how to overcome challenges and achieve what seems impossible. Bio
Paul Sracic is the chair of the Department of Politics and International Relations at Youngstown State University and a two-time Fulbrighter. He is the author of several publications including “Ohio Government and Politics,” and “San Antonio v. Rodriguez and the Pursuit of Equal Education.” Sracic’s areas of expertise include American and international politics and law, constitutionalism, the U.S. Presidential campaign, U.S. trade politics, the U.S. primary and caucus systems, and the U.S. Supreme Court and constitutional interpretation. Bio