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South Bay Speaker Series (part 3 of 4) with Bernd Cordes from Packard

The Bay Area EPIP Chapter Presents:
SOUTH BAY SPEAKER SERIES followed by a Happy Hour at Nola
Thursday, September 23, 2010
3:30-5:00 PM
The Skoll Foundation
250 University Avenue, Suite 200
Palo Alto, CA 94301
(Please note that the Skoll entrance is on Ramona Street)

Bernd Cordes, Program Officer for the Western Pacific, David and Lucile Packard Foundation 
Interviewed by Ana Zacapa, Program Officer, Skoll Foundation

Bernd joined the Packard Foundation in November 1999. Since then, he has managed the Foundation's Western Pacific program, which focuses on coastal marine conservation in seven countries in the Asia-Pacific region. And for the past three years, Bernd has also been responsible for the Foundation's Marine Birds program, which invests in seabird and ashorebird conservatuion throughout the Pacific basin, from Alaska to Chile, California to New Zealand, and many island states in between. Prior to joining the Foundation, Bernd was part of the Biodiversity Conservation Network (BCN), where he worked for more than six years on an initiative that sought to conserve terrestrial and marine habitats in 39 sites across South Asia, Southeast Asia, and Melanesia. The BCN was also organized to test the conditions under which business enterprises could create incentives for conservation at those sites. Before joining the Foundation, Bernd was based in Indonesia. Bernd has an A.B. in diplomacy and world affairs from Occidental College, and a M.P.P. in public policy studies and a M.A. in Asian studies from the University of Michigan.

To RSVP, please email by Monday, September 20th, 2010.

After the event, join us for happy hour from 5:15 to 7:00 at Nola around the corner from Skoll in downtown Palo Alto, 535 Ramona Street, Palo Alto, 94301.

South Bay Speaker Series
Learn more about how seasoned leaders at prominent South Bay foundations made their way into their present roles. Foundation representatives from the William and Flora Hewlett, Gordon and Betty Moore, David and Lucile Packard, and Skoll Foundations will share the paths they have taken to their current leadership roles, the unique aspects of their organizations’ grantmaking and the role they feel that emerging leaders can play in the sector.  Please stay tuned to future announcements in the coming months.

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