x = independently organized TED event

Theme: A Better World

This event occurred on
February 15, 2013
9:00am - 6:00pm EST
(UTC -5hrs)
New York, NY
United States

TEDxColumbiaSIPA is an open-source self-organized event to stimulate dialogue around the common mission dear to SIPA: How to make a difference around the world. The first TEDxColumbiaSIPA event was centered around the theme “A Better World” and was held at the SIPA building on the Columbia University campus on February 15th, 2013. The event was representative of the diversity of SIPA student body and faculty, and gathered speakers from around the world featuring innovative ideas on how the world can be Healthier, Safer, Fairer and Happier.

420 W 118th Street
New York, NY, 10027
United States
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Joel Klein

Vice President, NewsCorp, former Chancellor of NYC Dept. of Education

Christopher Emdin

Professor, Columbia University

Phil LaRocco

Founder, E+Co Inc., and SIPA professor

Eliza Griswold

Poet and Author, The Tenth Parallel

Paul Krugman

Nobel Prize-winning Economist, Princeton University

Yvonne MacPherson

Executive Director, BBC Media Action USA

Leila Makarechi

COO, MicroClinic International, and SIPA alumni

Andrew Rasiej

Founder, Personal Democracy Media

Sahar Ullah

Founder, The Hijabi Monologues, and current Columbia student

Joseph Stiglitz

Nobel Prize-winning Economist, Columbia University - SIPA Professor

Mitchell Reiss

President, Washington College, former Director of U.S. State Department Policy Planning

Dipali Mukhopadhyay

Professor, Columbia University SIPA

Nancy Barry

President, Enterprise Solutions to Poverty, Former President, Women's World Banking

Jordan Kassalow

Founder, VisionSpring

PigPen Theatre Co.

Award-winning actors and musicians

David Dini

Founder, Umuzi Photo Club, and current SIPA student

David Kortava

Returned Volunteer, Peace Corps, and current SIPA student

David Dieudonné

Journalist, Agence France Presse, and current Columbia student

Adam Scher

Captain, U.S. Army, and current SIPA student

Victor Casanova Abos

Filmmaker, Route 2 Happiness, and SIPA alumni

Michael Francis Craft

Filmmaker, Route 2 Happiness, and SIPA alumni

Kwesi Daniels

Professor, NYU, and current Columbia student

Organizing team

Le Viet

New York City, France
  • Tabitha Snowbarger
  • Ethan Wagner
  • Audrey Hanard
  • Danielle Renwick
    Student Speaker Selection
  • Jamiah Harris
  • Dhwanni Bafna
    Socia Media
  • Christia Panizales
  • Jessi Jou Tseng
    Student Speaker Selection
  • Cecilia Dosal
  • Giuliana Carducci
  • Lindsay Litowitz