Boston Tea Party
7:30pm – Microsoft NERD Center, One Memorial Drive, Cambridge
Dr. Daniel B. Baer
Deputy Assistant Secretary
Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor
U.S. Department of State
Daniel Baer was sworn in as a Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor on November 23, 2009. Dr. Baer’s portfolio for the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor includes the Office of East Asian Pacific Affairs, the Office of African Affairs, the Office of Multilateral and Global Affairs and the Internet freedom office. Prior to joining the Department of State, Dr. Baer was an Assistant Professor of Strategy, Economics, Ethics, and Public Policy at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, where he taught business ethics to MBA and undergraduate students. In 2007-2008 he was a Faculty Fellow at the Edmond J. Safra Foundation Center for Ethics at Harvard University. From 2004-2007, Dr. Baer worked at The Boston Consulting Group where he was a Project Leader and provided strategic advice to leaders in the corporate, government, and non-profit sectors. A Colorado native, Daniel Baer holds doctoral and masters degrees in international relations from the University of Oxford, where he was a Marshall Scholar. He received his undergraduate degree from Harvard University in social studies and African American studies.
E. Denise Simmons, M.S.
Vice Mayor Denise Simmons sits on the City Council of Cambridge, Mass. and was the mayor of Cambridge during the 2008-2009 term. She was the first openly lesbian African-American mayor in the United States, and the first female African-American mayor in Massachusetts. She grew up in Cambridge and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology from the University of Massachusetts at Boston, and a Master’s degree in Psychotherapy from Antioch College. In 1982, she established the Cambridgeport Insurance Agency which she still manages. Denise is also a photo archivist and family historian, and has facilitated workshops for public and private organizations both nationally and locally-including for the Cambridge Public Schools.
God-Des & She
A hip-hop/pop/soul duo bred in the Midwest, God-Des & She now play to packed venues all over the world. God-Des & She’s energy and talent have caught the attention of industry and listeners alike, ever since they appeared on Showtime’s hit series “The L Word.” They will be releasing their 4th full length album “United States of God-Des & She” at the end of 2012. Check out their previous releases online at www.god-desandshe.com.