Maja Zawierzeniec

University Lecturer
Warsaw, Poland

About Maja


High-spirited, energetic, creative as well as serious and reliable multilateral language, education, art & culture professional with over 15-year experience, comprising managerial, academic and social skills in a variety of fields related mainly to university education, adult language training, translation, EU project management, artistic activities (amateur movie-making, painting and singing), international event organization and cross-cultural business and art projects, backed up by a conscious and community-oriented life style (vegetarian since 1996, B Rh- blood donor for almost 15 years, recently registered bone marrow donor, enhancing one's own slow life attitude).
Main areas of professional interest: Latin America, China, European Union - transnational cultural and business projects. Current academic postdoc project: interrelations between art and violence in contemporary Mexico.

I'm passionate about

Mexico, creation, movie making, travelling, learning. teaching...

Talk to me about

Social issues, conscious life style, politics, art, movies, literature, leadership.

My TED story

In early autumn 2013 I dreamed I was speaking at TED. As I woke up I browsed the TED page for upcoming conferences in Poland and proposed myself as a speaker for TEDxWarsawWomen (December 2013). I had an honor to be accepted. I spoke about linguistic, cultural and psychological frontiers the society imposes on us. A month later thought it would be really great to organize a TEDx in Polish, Spanish, and English ... and so I did! The next step: to do it even better next year, and never stop to learn!

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