Taryn Abrahams, a corporate behavioral and human interaction expert, helps companies implement behavioral best practices to improve workplace interpersonal relations and holistically strengthen corporate culture. Leveraging her experience as a psychotherapist, Taryn’s innovative suite of workshops, coaching and consulting services are behaviorally focused and are designed to enhance employee morale, foster collaborative and productive workplace environments, and nurture employee loyalty and ambassadorship. As part of her practice, Taryn conducts workplace training on anti-harassment and anti-discrimination with a sensitivity to compliance standards in all 50 U.S. States and Puerto Rico. Taryn’s unique approach consisting of executive training, behavioral consulting, one-on-one and group training is all designed to strengthen workplace culture. Taryn has spoken around the country in various capacities on topics such as fostering a harassment free work environment, fostering cultures of respect and civility, and increasing workplace emotional intelligence. Taryn has worked with leadership teams of all sizes and culture backgrounds to improve collaboration and corporate culture.
Dr. Clarence Lusane
is a Professor of International Relations and former Chair of the Political Science Department at Howard University. HeHe has lectured on these topics in over 70 countries including China, Colombia, Cuba, England, France, Germany, Haiti, Japan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Panama, Russia, Rwanda, S. Korea, Switzerland, Ukraine, and Zimbabwe among others. The Black History of the White House. The book led to two presentations at the White House during the Obama presidency.
Dr. Michael Sharpe
Dr. Michael Orlando Sharpe is an Associate Professor of Political Science in the Department of Behavioral Sciences at York College of the City University of New York and an Adjunct Research Scholar at Columbia University’s Weatherhead East Asian Institute. His areas of expertise are comparative politics and international relations and his research interests concern looking comparatively at the politics of migration, immigrant political incorporation, and political transnationalism in the Netherlands, Japan, and around the world. Dr. Sharpe has given guest lectures and presentations about his work at several venues including Harvard University, Columbia University, University of Amsterdam, NL, Institute of Social Studies, NL, Sophia University, Japan, University of Tsukuba, Japan, Villanova University, University of Manchester, UK, Southern Methodist University, Stanford University, University of Aruba, University of Curacao, and Keio University, Japan. His first book entitled Postcolonial Citizens and Ethnic Migration: The Netherlands and Japan in the Age of Globalization (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014) provides a cross-regional investigation of the role of citizenship and ethnicity in migration, exploring the political realities of Dutch Antilleans in the Netherlands and Latin American Nikkeijin in Japan. His second book is on the politics of racism and antiracism in Japan. Dr. Sharpe has been a resident of Fort Lee some 20 years and a Member of the Fort Lee Library Board of Trustees since 2015.