Tomorrow afternoon from 2 to 7 p.m., Georgetown will play host to an independently-organized TedX event. Here is a list of the speakers with brief descriptions on their background. To read more about the event, check out the news article from the Georgetown Voice.
- Ann Pendleton-Julian is an architect, educator, writer of international standing, and Director of the Knowlton School of Architecture at Ohio State University. Her design work negotiates the overlap between architecture, landscape, culture, and technology and is motivated towards internationalism as both a concept and a reality.
- Kendall Ciesemier, a student speaker, will give a talk titled “Finding Power in Powerlessness.”
- Bobby Ghosh is a journalist and Editor-At-Large for TIME magazine. He was TIME’s Baghdad bureau chief, and one of the longest-serving correspondents in Iraq. His Baghdad journalism has included profiles of suicide bombers and other terrorists, stories about extraordinary Iraqis and also political figures. Will give a talk titled ‘Why the Jihad is Over.’
- Tai Murray is an award winning violinist; she won an Avery Fisher Career Grant in 2004. She was also a BBC New Generation Artist from 2008 through 2010. Will be giving talk titled ‘Music in the Mirror.’
Session 2 – 3:30pm
- Andrew Yang is the Founder and President of Venture for America, a fellowship program that places top college graduates in start-ups for 2 years in low-cost U.S. cities to generate job growth and train the next generation of entrepreneurs. Read the rest of this entry »