Marilyn Mosley Gordanier speaker, author and founder of Laurel
Springs School, has more than thirty-five
years' experience in the field of online
learning. Since its founding in 1991, Laurel Springs
Distance Learning Program has become the premier
provider of personalized education for over
85,000 students in grades K through 12. Under
her directorship Laurel Springs High School received the
United Nations Global 500 Award and the President's
Youth Environmental Award. Ms. Gordanier was
nominted for a Nobel Earth Prize and
received the outstanding leadership by an individual in
the field of distance learning from the
United States Distance Learning Association. Ms. Mosley
Gordanier is a member of the Clinton Global
Initiative Education Team and member of the board of
the Ted Turner/Captain Planet Foundations,
SEEAG, and USACOR. Ms. Mosley Gordanier
designed the first online environmental curriculum
Kids4earth and Leaders4earth for which Laurel Springs
was awarded the Outstanding Service to Environmental
Education from the North America Association
of Environmental Education. Ms. Mosley Gordanier
is a keynote speaker at numerous national and
international educational and U.N. related
environmental conferences. She currently
serves as the president of the United Nations Global 500
Environmental Forum. Marilyn co-authored the books:
"Towards Corporate Environmental Excellence" and
"A Parent's Guide to Distance Learning". Ms.
Mosley Gordanier has been devoted to
children and families with the idea that within each
individual is an endless source of
inspiration, caring and learning. In founding
Laurel Springs School she has created the curriculum and mission
for families to succeed at distance
learning. She believes that children life's
experiences are part of their education and considers
life and learning to be one and the
Dr. Ryan Jackson has been the Dean of Caribbean Medical
University in Curacao for 7 years and has helped with medical relief
efforts throughout the Americas, including Haiti, and other
Caribbean Islands, Mexico, Brazil. He is a Full Member of the Club
of Rome and has been a board member of USACOR since 2014. He has
been a contributor to several USACOR reports, including the Future
of the Western Hemisphere and Future of the Arctic.
Francesco Stipo is a lawyer, author
and expert in international affairs. Born in
Italy in 1973, he is a naturalized United
He holds a Ph.D. in
International Law, and a Master Degree in Comparative Law
from the University of Miami.
has been practicing international law since 1999 and
worked as a foreign law advisor and of counsel
for European and American law firms.
He is the
author of the books "World Federalist
Manifesto. Guide to Political Globalization"
and "United Nations Reorganization. The
Unification of the U.N. System", in which he
proposes to improve the coordination of the
United Nations System under the direction of the
Secretary General to increase the efficiency
of international institutions.
also the author of "The Balanced Contribution Theory" in which
he suggests that the voting system in the General
Assembly shall reflect the political and
economic balances of world nations.
In March 2008 he gave a speech at the United Nations on
Dr. Stipo is a member
of the Bretton
Woods Committee, the
National Press Club and the Pacific Council
on International Policy, and a
Fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science.
He was also a member of the
international Club of Rome from 2011 to 2014. From
2008 to 2012 he served on the Board of Directors of
the India-US Chamber of Commerce of Florida.
He is co-author of the 2011 USA Club
of Rome Report "The Future of the Western
Hemisphere" and organized the conference that took place
in Miami in January 2009.
has been Director of the United States Association since
July 2008, he was Vice President between
March 2010 and July 2011 and President from July 2011 to
July 2014. At the time of his election
he became the youngest President of USACOR
at age 38. As President he commissioned 3 USACOR
Reports: "The Future of the Arctic, a Key to Global
Sustainability" published on CADMUS Journal, "The
Future of the Pacific and its Relevance for
Geo-economic Interests", published on the Journal
Eruditio, and "The Future of the Atlantic and the
Role of Africa in International Development"
which was released in June 2014. Between
2011 and 2014 he was the Chairman of the Legal and
Political Committee of USACOR. He co-sponsored a
conference at the Smithsonian Institution in March
2012 and was the Rapporteur in the Club of
Rome conference on the "Governance of the Commons"
that took place in Canada in 2013. At
the completion of his 3 year term he
received the honorary title of President Emeritus.
Anitra Thorhaug Ph. D. in Biological Oceanography
and Chemical Oceanography.
Thorhaug is presently a Research worker at
Yale University. Dr. Thorhaug has
recently been the candidate for Under Secretary General
of the United Nations for Environment.
She has been consultative to the
following United Nations Agencies: FAO, UNEP, UNDP, World
Bank, and UNESCO.
She has worked on all five
continents and done projects in over 100
The academic work of
Professor Thorhaug includes being faculty at a series of
leading US Universities such as UC Berkeley,
Yale, Florida International University,
University of Miami Medical School and Marine Sciences,
Wood's Hole, and foreign institutions such as Weizmann
Institute & Philippine's Women's
Her major contributions
to research have been the first to do large scale
seagrass restoration and restoration in the
tropical Pacific and tropical Atlantic, Setting
standards for outflow in tropical and subtropical
thermal effluents and for oil pollution, physiology of
marine plants, especially seagrasses and giant
algal cells (biophysical work with A.
She has authored over
200 scientific papers and abstracts, and 10 books and
many grants and contracts.
She has been
consultative to government, which includes local to
international level and industry on solutions
to environmental in thermal, petroleum, siltation from
bridges, roads and dams, salinity changes, and
other infrastructure and mining. Her work
has been recognized on several continents and
by several UN programs.
She is the recipient
of a gold medal from UNEP and member of the
prestigious UNEP Global 500. She has contributed to
environmental action by organizing
decision-making conferences on energy and the
environment, bay restoration, and tropical
bay planning, and thermal pollution.
Her not-for-profit activities include The UN Earth
Society (board member), The Botanical Society of America
(board member, editorial member of American
Journal of Botany and chair of Physiological
Section 9 years), USA Club of Rome (board for 15 years,
chair for 5 years), and Greater Caribbean
Energy and Environment Foundation. Her
present interests are monitoring sea grass health, global
restoration global coastal pollution and climate