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October 24, 2017, 12:00-2:00pm, World Bank Group, Preston Auditorium
Keynote Speaker: Nicholas Carlisle, No Bully, Founder/CEO
Are we too late to stop the global bullying epidemic?
12:00 pm. Opening Remarks. IBRD/IDA Chief Executive Officer, Kristalina Georgieva
12:05 pm. Keynote Address: Nicholas Carlisle
Having experienced firsthand the reality of school bullying when he
was a teenager at school in London, Nicholas is committed to
creating schools that lives by values of respect and compassion. He
graduated from Oxford University, practiced as a barrister in the
High Court in London and served as chairman of the non-profit
section of Amnesty International in Britain. He practiced in
California as a child and family psychotherapist and researched with
Professor Eric Rofes the effects of school bullying, published in 2007
in the Journal of Traumatology. Nicholas gave a TEDx talk on bullying in 2015, was recognized by Toms as
a Game Changer and is a seasoned conference speaker, expert witness and commentator on school
bullying for television and radio stations across the world. Thirty percent of youth are now the target of
face to face and online bullying, making this the most widespread forms of aggression experienced by
children worldwide. As nations strive to deliver on the UN Sustainable Development Goals of providing
safe, non-violent and inclusive learning environments and the elimination of all violence against children
(SDGS 4 and 16), bullying marginalizes diverse youth and denies equal access to education. Nicholas
uncovers the forces that got us to this point and delivers a message of hope for creating a bully-free
childhood for the next generation.
Website | Facebook | Twitter; Ted Talk. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wFhHc92fOCw

12:45 pm. Panel discussion:
Panelists: Moderator: Makon Fardis, PhD. is a licensed clinical psychologist in HSD’s Counseling unit and
has maintained a private practice working with adults, couples, families and teenagers.
Michelle Dodge (JD, LICSW, LCSW-C) is the founder and President of JMD Counseling and Therapeutic
Services. She is a licensed clinical social worker specializing in the use of play therapy to treat children
and families affected by domestic violence, child abuse, and trauma.
Susan Folwell (LCSW, LICSW, BCDV) is a clinical social worker in private practice and specialized in
domestic violence, family abuse, stalking, trauma and related issues. As a psychotherapist, consultant
and trainer, she offers a unique blend of compassion, humor, expertise and keen insight based upon
over 20 years of combined experience and research.
Stephanie Asare Nti (LCSW-C) is the founder of Social Worker Beyond Borders and works with Maryland
County’s Perpetrator Intervention Programs. She is a licensed clinical social worker specializing in
perpetrator violence.
1:50 pm. Closing Remarks. Brain Davey, Director, HRD Health Services