Author Event: The Coke Machine: The Dirty Truth Behind America’s Favorite Soft Drink

Author Event: The Coke Machine: The Dirty Truth Behind America’s Favorite Soft Drink

The Coke Machine takes readers deep inside the Coca-Cola Company and its international franchisees to reveal how they became the number one brand in the world, and just how far they’ll go to stay there.
 
Ever since its “I’d like to teach the world to sing” commercials from the 1970s, Coca-Cola has billed itself as the world’s beverage, uniting all colors and cultures in a mutual love of its caramel-sweet sugar water. The formula has worked incredibly well-making it one of the most profitable companies on the planet and “Coca-Cola” the world’s second- most recognized word after “hello.” However, as the company expands its reach into both domestic and foreign markets, an increasing number of the world’s citizens are finding the taste of Coke more bitter than sweet.

From Death Row to Elusive Freedom

An exonerated former prisoner shares his story so that the United States may one day join the rest of the civilized world in abolishing the death penalty.

Five Years after Katrina

The government’s Katrina response undermined the basic right of every disaster survivor to return home.

An Urgent Need to Stabilize Kyrgyzstan

An Urgent Need to Stabilize Kyrgyzstan

After ethnic rioting erupted in Kyrgyzstan this summer, continued international engagement in the country is crucial to reduce the likelihood that violence will break out again, causing more casualties and unpredictable consequences for regional stability.

Conference by the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice

The opening and closing sessions of this conference will explore how new technologies are affecting the way human rights and freedom activists must approach rights and freedoms in the digital age. There will be a will mix in-depth examination of multiple perspectives on human rights issues with workshops on effective approaches to human rights grantmaking.