Nerd Nite March 12th: Saving Lions and Diagnosing Presidents

World War II club
50 Conz Street, Northampton MA
March 12th, 7:00pm, $5.00 admission

lion‘Pride in Our Prides: Can a Story Save the African Lion?’

In 2013, half of the lion population were poisoned in Northern Botswana. Poison is an indiscriminate killer with cascading impacts throughout the ecosystem. We started an innovative program to individualize the cats, telling their stories to the communities, to help increase tolerance for coexisting with these big cats.
Andrew Stein is a wildlife biologist and National Geographic Explorer focused on the conservation of large predators- specifically the big cats. Over the past 16 years, he’s lived and worked on various projects in Kenya, Namibia, South Africa and Botswana living in remote field sites with local communities to learn about ways to promote coexistence. He recently started a non-profit called the CLAWS Conservancy (Communities Living Among Wildlife Sustainably) to address the conservation of lions in the Okavango Delta, Botswana.
‘”Crazy Like a Fox” or Just “Crazy? The Case of Donald J. Trump’
Questions abound as to whether Donald trump is “mentally unfit” to be president of the United States and whether the 25th amendment should be invoked to remove him from office. We will look at whether the “Duty to Warn” trumps the “Goldwater rule” for mental health professionals to ethically speak out about signs that the President is mentally unfit for office and a danger to society. After reviewing the criteria for Narcissistic and Antisocial Personality Disorder, we will look at tweets and videos so that members of the audience can form their own conclusions.
David Arbeitman has a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Cornell university. He’s a licensed psychologist with 25 years of teaching Psychopathology and Ethics in the Psy.D. Program in Clinical Psychology at Antioch University. He’s an avid reader of politics and political opinion.

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