“Final Outcomes of the Israeli Palestinian Conflict.” New Initiative for Middle East Peace (NIMEP), Tufts University, Apr. 23, 2012
“Authentic Leadership with Guests Joel Appel & Dick Simon.” The Hoffman Connection, Apr. 17, 2012
“Money, Munitions, and Markets: The Perpetuation of Conflict.” The 27th Annual Norris and Margery Bendetson EPIIC International Symposium - Conflict in the 21st Century, Tufts University, Feb. 25, 2012
“Complexities in Conflict.” Quincy Public Library, Quincy, MA, May 2012.
“Art of Peace: Conflict Resolution” Tour. Young/World Presidents’ Organization (YPO/WPO); Calgary, Montreal, Toronto, Western Ontario, Winnipeg, Vancouver, May 2012.
“Business Leaders Engaging in Middle East Peace Efforts”, IDC Herzilya University, Israel, Mar. 2012.
“Ten Years After 9/11: Visualizing the Human Connection.” TEDx Boston. Griffin Museum of Photography, Sept. 11, 2011.
Keynote Speech. Teaching for Global Understanding in the 21st Century. Primary Source Summer Institute, Boston College, July 25, 2011.
“Faces of Syria.” Boston Camera Club, June 7, 2011.
“Travel: Making a Difference.” Keynote Speech. Newton Community Resources Council, Newton Community Service Center, June 2, 2011.
“Philanthropy: What You Need to Know.” New England International Donors, Wheelock College, Feb. 2, 2011.
“Faces of Syria.” Griffin Museum of Photography, Jan. 9, 2011.
“Faces of Syria.” Newton Camera Club, Newton, MA, Jan. 2011.
“How has the World Changed in the Last Decade?” World Presidents’ Organization (WPO) New England Chapter, Sept. 8, 2011.
“Syria: The Faces of the People.” Newton Free Library, Nov. 1, 2010.
1999-2000 One year round-the-world travel with wife and 3 children (then ages 6, 8 and 10)
1978-1980 Harvard University, Master of Business Administration (MBA).
1971-1975 Cornell University, Bachelor of Arts (BA) (including photography courses)
Successful entrepreneur in real estate development (RSI, Inc.), high technology (Edsun Labs), hotels (Appleton Inns) and ethnic giftware (Andean Designs).
Founder and Chairman – Peace Action Network (PAN) of Young/World Presidents’ Organization (YPO/WPO).
Chairman – World Presidents Organization (WPO) PAN Chapter.
Recipient of Harvard Business School’s Making a Difference Award
Recipient of YPO Global Humanitarian Award for creating PAN, an international network of CEOs acting in areas of conflict (including the Middle East, India/Pakistan, US/Arab and Jewish/Muslim) and need (Africa, Asia and Latin America).