Dr. Ashok Gangadean, Professor of Philosophy at Haverford College, will be speaking at TEDxWilmington! He has been teaching at Haverford College for nearly four decades. Throughout his career Dr. Gangadean has explored global consciousness, human reason, and rational life, looking for the common ground that lies beneath differing cultures, religions, and ideologies. His work has been supported by UNICEF and the Ministry of Education in Indonesia to implement teaching that uses the power of Deep Dialogue to reconstruct education. Dr. Gangadean has written many books and participated in many international conferences to develop global literacy and understanding.
Dr. Bahira Sherif Trask is a professor of Human Development and Family Studies at the University of Delaware. Bahira's current research focuses on the relationship between globalization and family change in Western and non-Western contexts. Primarily she concentrates on economic changes, work and gender roles, and policies that can assist and strengthen low income families.
Andrew is an 11 year old fiddler from West Chester, PA. He is going into 6th grade and travels the country competing (and winning) national fiddling contests.
Ms. Kathleen Koch is an award-winning broadcast journalist and former longtime CNN correspondent based in Washington, D.C. Her book Rising from Katrina: How My Mississippi Hometown Lost It All and Found What Mattered won the 2011 Gold Award from Independent Publishers for Best Nonfiction in the Southeast Region. Her two documentaries on Bay St. Louis's recovery received a New York Festivals Gold Medal. She also shared in the Peabody Award CNN won for its coverage of Hurricane Katrina. Koch began her television career as a reporter and weekend anchor for the ABC affiliate WLOX-TV in Biloxi, Miss. She spent 18 years at CNN covering beats including the White House, the Pentagon, Capitol Hill and aviation. Koch currently serves on the USM School of Mass Communications and Journalism Advisory Board.
Mr. Eric Aber is the owner of Home Grown Cafe in Newark, Delaware. Home Grown Cafe is a local restaurant that has a commitment to local flavor, which means that the food served is grown locally and is sustainably produced. Close relationships with local breweries, bakeries, and farms have made such an experience possible. Mr. Aber is an expert on sourcing local foods and foraging in the Brandywine Valley.