The Lead and Curator for TEDxBaltimore in 2011 and TEDxWestminsterLIve! in 2015, Mel is the CEO of the XP Movement, a subsidiary of the Laurelove Group of Social Goods.
Having received degrees in political science and history from McDaniel College, Mel did some doctoral work at the University of Stirling (SCOTLAND, UK), with a focus on human rights and Olympiads prior to returning to the USA and teaching at Towson University (MD, USA). He is co-author, with Prof. Grant Jarvie and Dr. Tony Hwang, of SPORT, REVOLUTION AND THE BEIJING OLYMPICS, from Berg (2007). He is also author of THE APPRENTICE: TRAGICOMIC TIMES AMONG THE MEN RUNNING - AND RUINING - WORLD FOOTBALL (Amazon/Kindle). He has been interviewed by Australian, Canadian, French, Dutch, German, Japanese and British television, radio and new media concerning global sport governance and corruption, and has written several articles addressing the role of sport citizenship in democratic societies. Mel lives near Baltimore, Maryland with his wife, Laurel, and his four children, Isis, Jain, Malakai and Mel IV.
An idea worth spreading
The XP Movement - Level Up!
I'm passionate about
Authentic and actionable information by which people can make great decisions to make their worlds work for most people, most of the time, while in every case looking out for the most vulnerable...
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Real, measurable impact.
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My TED story
Ken Robinson, Majora Carter and James Howard Kunstler...then I couldn't get enough! That led to becoming the Lead and Curator for TEDxBaltimore in 2011 and TEDxWestminsterLIve! in 2015...I hope to get to a TED some day.