Panel Discussion

Eradicating National Origin Discrimination

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Eradicating National Origin Discrimination

What exactly is discrimination based on national origin and how can we prevent it? We sit down with Dr. Mandeep Virk-Baker, Founder and CEO of National Origin Alliance Inc. along with Chris Bostic, Senior Advisor at National Origin Alliance to discuss what her organization is doing to eradicate national origin discrimination via collective impact and what you can do to prevent this sort of prejudice at your own organization. This conversation will be moderated by PowerToFly's Cepee Tabibian.

Meet The Speakers

Dr. Mandeep K. Virk-Baker  PhD, MPH, MSc, RD, FAND
Dr. Mandeep K. Virk-Baker PhD, MPH, MSc, RD, FAND

Dr. Mandeep K. Virk-Baker has extensive public health research and administration experience and has served high-level state and academic leadership positions. With more than two decades leading work in public health, community nutrition, community outreach, health promotion, and as a public health scientist trained at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), Dr. Virk-Baker is deeply passionate about improving public health. As the Founder and CEO of National Origin Alliance Inc, a 501C3 non-profit organization, Dr. Virk-Baker is committed to eradicating national origin discrimination via collective impact and championing diversity and inclusion, and social justice. A society where everyone has an equal opportunity to pursue their dreams and succeed in their careers regardless of their place or country of origin.

Chris Bostic
Chris Bostic
Chris Bostic is the policy director for Action on Smoking and Health, and has been working in global tobacco control since 2001 when he attended the negotiations for the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control as a civil society international law and human rights expert. Chris has worked on tobacco policy at the local, state, national and international levels. Currently, Chris oversees the development and implementation of ASH’s programs, which focus on a human rights-based approach to health equity. He is a past member of the board of directors of the Human Rights and Tobacco Control Network, and is a founding member of the Tobacco Control Legal Consortium. Chris holds a Juris Doctorate from the Washington College of Law, and a Master of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University.