2014 Fall Semester Speakers
Amie Stepanovich, Executive in Residence
Senior Policy Counsel, Access
Monday, September 8, 2014
Amie Stepanovich is Senior Policy Counsel at Access, an international human rights
organization that defends and extends the digital rights of users at risk around the
world. She is an expert in domestic surveillance, cybersecurity, and privacy law.
At Access, Ms. Stepanovich leads projects on digital due process and responds to threats
at the intersection of human rights and communications surveillance.
Previously, Ms. Stepanovich was the Director of the Domestic Surveillance Project
at the Electronic Privacy Information Center, where she provided expert testimony
at hearings in both the Senate and the House of Representatives, as well as in State
legislatures. She has discussed the privacy implications of surveillance at many prominent
events, including the Internet Governance Forum (US), the General Assembly of the
Atlantic Treaty Association, and the Dialogue on Diversity conference.
Ms. Stepanovich is serving as co-chair for the forthcoming 2014 Computers, Freedom,
and Privacy Conference. In 2014, she was named as a Privacy Ambassador by the Information
and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario, Canada, and was recently recognized as one of
Forbes magazine’s 30 under 30 leaders in Law and Policy.
Ms. Stepanovich has a J.D. from New York Law School, and a B.S. from the Florida State
University. She is a member of the New York and Washington, D.C. bars, the Federal
Communications Bar Association.
My E. Chung
President and Chief Executive Officer, Luna
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Mr. Chung joined the Luna team as president, chief executive officer and a member
of the Board of Directors in April 2011. He has served as an executive in both private
and public companies in the communications industry. Mr. Chung has experience building
strategic corporate direction and has a history of leading multifaceted organizations
to profitability. He has a strong sales and marketing background, with an expertise
in capitalizing on high potential commercial opportunities and bringing technologies
to fruition. Before joining Luna, he served as the senior vice president of worldwide
sales for Sunrise Telecom. Prior to joining Sunrise Telecom, Mr. Chung served as president
and CEO of Circadiant Systems, Inc., where he was instrumental in the sale of Circadiant
to JDS Uniphase Corporation. Mr. Chung also served as group president of Spirent Communications,
where he developed and executed strategies that transformed Spirent into a market
leader in the communication test and monitoring industry. Mr. Chung received a bachelor’s
degree in electrical engineering from New Jersey Institute of Technology.
Director of the Knowledge Center, Farm Credit of the Virginias
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Lohr served in the Virginia House of Delegates from 2006–2010, representing the 26th
district in theShenandoah Valley, made up of the city of Harrisonburg and part of Rockingham
County. From May 1, 2010 until December 16, 2013, he served as the 14th Commissioner
of theVirginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services under Governor Robert
F. McDonnell. Lohr currently works for Farm Credit of the Virginias as director of
the Knowledge Center. In this position he facilitates the sharing of knowledge and
resources for the betterment of all farmers.
Lohr is a member of the Republican Party.
While in the House, Lohr served on the committees of Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural
Resources; Counties, Cities and Towns; and Finance. He also served as chairman of
the Agriculture Subcommittee. During his time in office, he was presented "Legislator
of the Year" awards from the Virginia Career and Technical Education Association and
the Virginia Economic Development Association. In 2003 he won the American Farm Bureau
"Excellence in Agriculture" Award as well as numerous farming and environmental stewardship
Native American Faithkeeper, Turtle Clan of the Onondaga and Seneca Nations of the
Oren Lyons is a Native American Faithkeeper of the Turtle Clan of the Onondaga and
Seneca Nations of the Iroquois Confederacy. Once a college lacrosse player, Lyons
is now a recognized advocate of indigenous rights.
Oren Lyons was born in 1930 and raised in the culture and practices of the Iroquois
on the Seneca and Onondaga reservations in Upstate New York. For over fourteen years
he has taken part in the meetings in Geneva of Indigenous Peoples of the Human Rights
Commission of the United Nations, and helped to establish the Working Group on Indigenous
Populations in 1982. He serves on the Executive Committee of the Global Forum of Spiritual
and Parliamentary Leaders on Human Survival, and is a principal figure in the Traditional
Circle of Indian Elders. He was a negotiator between the governments of Canada, Quebec,
New York State and the Mohawk Indians in the Oka crisis during the summer of 1990.
In 1992 he addressed the General Assembly of the United Nations where he opened the
International Year of the World’s Indigenous People. Lyons has been awarded an honorary
Doctor of Laws degree from Syracuse University. He has been the recipient of the Ellis
Island Congressional Medal of Honor, the National Audubon Award, the Earth Day International
Award of the United Nations, and the Elder and Wiser Award of the Rosa Parks Institute
for Human Rights.
Lyons serves on the board of the Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development
and is board chairman of Honoring Contributions in the Governance of American Indian
Nations. Since January 2008 Oren Lyons is the Chairman of the Board of the Swedish
company Plantagon International AB.