Dr. John Jackson, The Schott Foundation for Public Education presents the findings of The Urgency of Now: The Schott 50 State Report on Public Education and Black Males.
Tyree "TOPDOLLAR" Dumas is a 23-year old visionary and CEO/ Founder who created DOLLARBOYZ, a massive youth-led movement that attracts youth from all over the U.S., creating a positive force for change. The DOLLARBOYZ movement currently has over 15,000 members and its videos have received more than 7.4 million hits on YouTube. DollarBoyz, Inc. is a multi-ethnic, youth managed, performing and media Arts Company that exposes "hard to reach and vulnerable" youth to social development through entrepreneurship, the entertainment arts, and social gatherings.
Tyree’s influence and ability to work with youth have gotten him acknowledged and awarded by the Knight Foundation via the Black Male Engagement Award, the Mayor’s Office of Civic Engagement and Volunteer Service, featured in an article in the Philadelphia Weekly, Daily News, Tribune, Philadelphia Inquire, Metropolis, English House Gazette and interviewed on entertainment networks such as BET, Clear Channel’s Power 99fm and Radio One’s 100.3fm, 107.9fm, and 900am WURD.
Tyree currently sits on the Mayor’s appointed; Commission on African American Males, School Districts; Blue Ribbon Commission on Safe School’s, currently a fellow of New Leaders Council Philadelphia, and Coordinator of the Hip Hop Caucus’s Respect My Vote Campaign of Philadelphia. Tyree has previously worked at the Philadelphia Center for Arts and Technology as Youth Council Liaison, Cookman United Methodist Church as the Director of the Teen Center, at Columbia North YMCA overseeing and creating programs for youth as the Y-Teens Program Coordinator, and at Nu Juice Foundation’s Keepin It Real Tour as Coordinator of their school tours program. Tyree is currently focused on his own business endeavors that follow along the same lines of working closely with youth.
DollarBoyz’s goals are to inspire new business creation, academic achievement, economic development, service and paid work experiences using the participants’ various talents. We accomplish this through sharing ideas and resources in a diverse and civic manner through digital media and original music production, photography, dance, and marketing.
Professor Jackson joined the Georgetown faculty after a distinguished career as Hessel E. Yntema Professor of Law at the University of Michigan. He has been a visiting faculty member at the University of Delhi in Delhi, India and the University of Brussels in Brussels, Belgium, a Consultant on Legal Education to the Ford Foundation, a Research Scholar at the headquarters of General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) in Geneva, Switzerland, and a Rockefeller Foundation Fellow in Brussels, Belgium.
He has served as General Counsel for the Office of the President's Special Representative for Trade in the U.S. Executive Office of the President in Washington, D.C. (1973-1974), and Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs at the University of Michigan (1988-1989). Over the years, he has also advised the U.S. and various foreign governments, international organizations, and in 2000, served as chairperson of a WTO panel for a trade dispute settlement procedure.
Professor Jackson has served as a member of the board of editors for the American Journal of International Law, Law and Policy in International Business, International Tax & Business Lawyer, Fordham International Law Journal, and the Maryland Journal of International Law & Trade. He is a member of the editorial board for The World Economy and a past member of the editorial boards for the International Bar Association and the Journal of World Trade Law. He is the editor in chief and a founding editor of the Journal of International Economic Law (JIEL), published by Oxford Press (UK) since 1998. On November 5, 1998, Professor Jackson was formally inaugurated to the position of University Professor at GULC. His inaugural lecture was subsequently the basis of an article in the JIEL (Vol. 3, Issue 1) entitled, "International Economic Law in Times that are Interesting."