The Arrogance of Institutions: Where's the Accountability

December 11, 2014
Hosted by Té Revesz

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What is happening to the US and its image as a nation of laws? Unconstitutional surveillance. Restrictions on freedom. Torture. Intelligence directors lying to the US President & Congress. Militarization of domestic police, plus a spate of shootings of unarmed citizens. The outrage is building but “Where is the accountability?” asks Charles Kolb, thought leader, governance advocate & international business advisor. “What message is the US sending the world? How will it impact America's global companies? Kolb has served as Deputy Assistant to the President [George H.W. Bush] for Domestic Policy and head of the Committee for Economic Development & French-American Foundation-US. He asserts that while “we desperately need a world-class and effective intelligence capability. What we cannot tolerate is an intelligence apparatus [acting with] arrogance and disregard of the Constitution [or] unlawful behavior by government officials in the name of liberty and security.” Tune in!

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Té Revesz

Té Revesz

Té Revesz is known for her ability to conduct strategic research on a global basis and for her creativity in handling complex business challenges.

As principal of GlobalReach-SBI, a research and consulting firm with a network spanning over 60 countries, Té provides clients with strategic intelligence on market opportunities and threats. She covers such diverse areas as global branding, new product development, payment cards, clinical trials, and political risk. An expert in primary research, Té has interviewed business, government and labor leaders, doctors and technical experts—and managed focus groups—around the world. She was profiled in Super Searchers Go to the Source as one of the top US interviewers.

Prior to founding her own firm, Té headed the Industrial & Healthcare Practices of FIND's Strategic Consulting & Research Group and taught at the Zicklin School of Business (Baruch/CUNY). She was the Editor of Business International’s flagship newsletter and helped create its country risk service.

An NYC native, Té is active with Citizen Action, the URJ’s Commission on Social Action, and NY Neighbors for American Values (defending religious freedom, diversity and equality). She holds a Masters from Columbia’s School of International & Public Affairs and a BA from Goucher College. She’s an avid bike rider, theater buff and farmers market supporter—and the bemused owner of 2 demanding felines.

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