The Lead and Curator for TEDxBaltimore in 2011, Mel Brennan is formerly a Visiting Lecturer in the Department of Kinesiology at Towson University (MD, USA) and is currently Vice President of the Y of Central Maryland as well as the founder of CitizenLife and Community - the Wellbeing and Citizen Toolspaces of the Laurelove Group.
Having received degrees in political science and history from McDaniel College, Mel's doctoral work took place at the University of Stirling (SCOTLAND, UK), with a focus on human rights and Olympiads. 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. Prior to his current work Mel worked in the highest levels of sport and location-based entertainment with organizations such as FIFA, CONCACAF, the Walt Disney Company, SEGA, Dreamworks SKG and several others. Mel lives near Baltimore, Maryland with his wife, Laurel, and his three children, Jain, Kai and Mel IV.
An idea worth spreading
What if we turned culture and content on its head, and built a citizen tool-space that gave us our republic in real-time, that gave us democracy delivered? That allowed us to live an authentic citizen life?
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...