TED is proud to introduce the 2011 TED Senior Fellows! Selected from among past TED Fellows, the 12 individuals listed below comprise the 2011 TED Senior Fellows. Benefits of the program include attending four additional TED conferences (TED and TEDGlobal), participating in four Senior Fellows pre-conferences, the potential to deliver a full-length talk on the TED University or main TED stage, and the possibility to have that talk posted on TED.com.
Awab Alvi (Pakistan) Pakistani dentist, orthodontist and author of Teeth Maestro, a prominent Pakistani political blog
Alanna Shaikh (US | Tajikistan) Global health and development specialist and author of the international development focused-blog, Blood and Milk
Aparna Rao (India) A part of the Bangalore-based artist duo Pors & Rao who works with electro-mechanical systems and interactive installations
Saeed Taji Farouky (Palestine | UK) Documentary filmmaker, photographer and writer focusing on human rights in the Middle East and North Africa
Candy Chang (US) Public installation artist, designer, urban planner, and co-founder of Civic Center, an urban design studio in New Orleans
Esra'a Al Shafei (Bahrain) Bahraini human rights activist + founder of MideastYouth.com, a grassroots digital network facilitating the struggle against oppression in the Middle East & North Africa
Jessica Green (US) Professor at the University of Oregon's Center for Ecology and Evolutionary Biology whose research focuses on microbial diversity
Robert Gupta (US) Indian American violinist and musical activist, youngest member of Los Angeles Philharmonic
Cesar Harada (France | Japan | US) Coordinator of the Open_Sailing project, developing open-source technologies for the International_Ocean_Station and oil spill remediation robotics.
Mitchell Joachim (US) Professor at NYU and co-founder of Terreform ONE + Terrefuge, non-profit design groups that promotes ecological design in cities
Manu Prakash (India | US) Junior Fellow at Harvard Society of Fellows, physicist and inventor pursuing research in the field of physical biology
Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy (Pakistan | Canada) Documentary filmmaker and founder of The Citizens Archive of Pakistan, an educational institution and heritage center established to preserve Pakistan's history