Former Presidential Candidate & Consumer Advocate
For a self-described “public citizen,” Ralph Nader has achieved a phenomenal level of national prominence. Honored by Time magazine as “One of the 100 Most Influential Americans of the 20th Century,” he has spearheaded sweeping change in protecting the health, safety, and democracy of everyday citizens. First and foremost an advocate, Nader began his extraordinary…
For a self-described “public citizen,” Ralph Nader has achieved a phenomenal level of national prominence. Honored by Time magazine as “One of the 100 Most Influential Americans of the 20th Century,” he has spearheaded sweeping change in protecting the health, safety, and democracy of everyday citizens.
First and foremost an advocate, Nader began his extraordinary legacy with his battle against the auto industry in Unsafe at Any Speed, which resulted in life-saving motor vehicle safety legislation. Once firmly established at the forefront of the consumer movement, he continued to fight the good fight in government and in public opinion.
Nader helped create the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Due to Nader’s zeal, we now have safer drinking water, cleaner air, and freedom of information. His citizen groups such as the Public Interest Research Groups flourish on campus and the national stage, striving to protect the public and advance social justice.
Many of Nader’s most significant triumphs: consumer rights, open government, and more humane business practices are fully integrated into our lives. Among his victories are the ideas we now take for granted: seatbelts, air bags, crash-worthy cars, better labeling on food, lower levels of lead in the environment, smoking awareness, and healthier eating habits.
Nader organized the Green Party’s first presidential campaign and helped perpetuate a robust progressive political movement of a network of activists and leaders. With a simple yet profound credo, Nader strongly articulates: “There can be no daily democracy without daily citizenship.” Nader is also a four-time candidate for President of the U.S.
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GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY
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WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY
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FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY
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WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
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Don’t Waste Your 20’s
The New Consumerism: Injustices & Addictions
Social Justice & World Affairs
Does the President Matter: The Corporate Government
Fixing Our Broken Economy: A Blueprint for Businesses
A Brave New and Improved World: 50 Years of Fighting For You
From consumer advocate to Presidential candidate, Nader has always had the everyday citizen’s interests in mind, and taken their protection to heart. He has tackled the tough issues over the years on our behalf and successfully addressed them to champion change, like taking on the auto industry and having seat belts put on the standard list of included items on every car, which have been saving lives – and car companies, ever since. Nader has also worked to improve environmental protections, even using the platform of his presidential campaign to speak out on our behalf, touting himself as a member of the Green Party.
In this presentation, Ralph takes listeners on his 50 year journey as a consumer advocate and insider and is able to create a big picture for the audience of how this country has changed and adapted over the years. He then reveals trends that affected business then, and how these cyclical trends will affect you in the future, as new protections are put in place and policies put into law.
The Tides are Turning: How Your Business will Stay Afloat in a Changing Climate
Finally, climate change is overwhelmingly accepted as truth. Not only does this mean that your grandchildren will have a place to live, but also that there will be initiatives and rules put into law that will directly affect the way you do business. With each new breaking technology, with each new law, with each new product or service, we experience a shift in society – in how individuals act, interact, and react. Over the past fifty years, Ralph Nader has witnessed and observed these societal shifts, and noticed how they have created gaps in the marketplace.
Any organization with foresight can take advantage of these gaps. Part of Nader’s expertise is his ability to provide insight into the huge opportunities they create, like jumping on the “go green” bandwagon which may cost a bit up front, but in the long run increases the positive image of a company, its market opportunities, and its profits. According to Nader, organizations can ignore, fight, or embrace these evolving and increasingly important gap issues, either at the benefit or detriment of the company, their industry and, ultimately, their consumers. In an enlightening presentation, Ralph uses his unique lens on business, government, and society – and the intersections of each – to offer a customized view of potential societal issues and marketplace gaps that, if addressed and pursued, will have a large impact on the future of business and society at large.
Ralph Nader: How You Can Change America, Pt.1
Ralph Nader & Grover Norquist, Against Crony Capitalism, Lindenwood University
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