MEET THE PRESENTERS
A Florida licensed psychologist, Bert Diament, Ph.D., is a graduate of Albert Einstein’s Yeshiva University Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology. He provides brief goal-oriented therapy to individuals and couples. He is an associate fellow and therapy training supervisor at the Albert Ellis Institute of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy in New York and has trained at the Ackerman Institute for Family Therapy and the Westchester Institute for Family Therapy. He is also a Gottman Institute certified Seven Principles of Marriage educator. Diament was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award for service to children and families from the Connecticut Association of School Psychologists and has been elected to diplomate status in the area of professional psychotherapy by the International Academy of Behavioral Medicine, Counseling and Psychotherapy.
Dr. Samuel Director, Ph.D studies biomedical ethics and political philosophy, especially issues related to consent. He completed his PhD in philosophy at the University of Colorado. He did a postdoctoral fellowship at Brown University's Political Theory Project and is now an assistant professor of philosophy at FAU. Sam is a talented public speaker, having competed in speech and debate for over a decade (winning multiple collegiate national championships).
Joseph Dorinson is a retired History professor at Long Island University. Dorinson has written books, "Kvetching and Shpritzing: Jewish Humor in American Popular Culture," (2015), has co-edited the SABR Award winning book, "Jackie Robinson: Race, Sports and the American Dream", (1999), and has written numerous articles on a variety of subjects spanning his beloved borough of Brooklyn focusing on sports, politics, humor, race, gender, and ethnicity. He has organized conferences at LIU on Jackie Robinson (1997), Brooklyn (1998), Paul Robeson (1998) and Basketball, (2001) at St. Francis College in Brooklyn.
Claudia Dunlea, Ph.D., is a senior instructor of history at FAU. She earned her doctoral degree in European integration history from the University of Hamburg, Germany. Dunlea is the author of a book that investigates the origins of a supranational European foreign policy in the 50s. Her recent research on the diplomatic relations of the European Union was published in two international publications. Having been born and raised in post-WW II Germany, Dunlea developed a deep personal interest in the 12 dark years of her country’s history. Among other topics, she is teaching courses on WW II, aspects of the Holocaust, and modern Germany’s attempt to deal with its Nazi past.