x = independently organized TED event

Theme: A Better World

New York, NY, United States
February 15th, 2013

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About this event

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.

Confirmed Speakers

  • 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

Venue and Details

420 W 118th Street
New York, NY, 10027
United States
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Event Type (what is this?) University

This event occurred in the past.
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Organizer 168870

Caroline Le Viet
New York City, France

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Student Speaker Selection
Cecilia Dosal
Giuliana Carducci
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