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Oct. 13, 2017
Institute for Ethics Law and Public Policy to Host Three Fall Events

The College of the Canyons Institute for Ethics Law and Public Policy will be hosting three upcoming events with the purpose to engage and inspire students and community members on a variety of topics, such as human trafficking, leadership and climate change.

On Monday, Oct. 30, Brenda Wells, executive director for the I5 Freedom Network, will speak on the tell-tale signs of human trafficking and how individuals such as hotel employees and Lyft drivers can help identify victims.

“Human trafficking continues to be an issue in our community,” said Kevin Anthony, director of the COC Institute for Ethics, Law and Public Policy and chair of the college’s hotel & restaurant management program. “We hope this talk provides attendees with the knowledge they need to remain vigilant and be prepared to help human trafficking victims.”

Wells will speak from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook University Center (UCEN), Room 258.

Following Wells’ presentation, Colonel (Ret.) Steven M. Miska will speak on developing leadership skills in business, government and political enterprises in our changing world. 

Founder of Servant Leader Citizen Consulting, Inc., Miska had three combat tours in Iraq and served on the White House National Security Staff, providing daily briefings on Iraq to Vice-President Joe Biden. Before retiring from the military after 25 years of service, Miska was the Army Chair at the Marine Corps University where he advocated on behalf of former Afghan and Iraqi interpreters.

Miska’s presentation, “Leadership in the 21st Century” will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. in UCEN, Room 258.

On Wednesday, Nov. 1, M*A*S*H television star Mike Farrell and playwright George Shea will host a screening of the play “Dr. Keeling’s Curve,” which focuses on the work of atmospheric scientist David Keeling.

Keeling, who is portrayed by Farrell in the play, gave the world an early warning of the effects humans could have on climate change through his groundbreaking work measuring carbon dioxide in the Earth’s atmosphere.

The play, written by Shea, was performed and filmed at CalTech’s Ramo Auditorium.

“Dr. Keeling’s Curve” will be screened from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in Hasley Hall, Room 101.

Farrell and Shea will conduct a Q&A session after the film screening. 

Admission is free and open to the public for these events.