NewtownChange

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Johannesburg, South Africa
April 3rd, 2013

About this event

TEDxChange 2013 is a TEDx event co-organized by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and TED. Convened by Melinda French Gates and hosted by Chris Anderson, TEDxChange will focus on issues surrounding global health and development. TEDxChange type events are TEDx events hosted around the live webcast of TEDxChange, and also feature local speakers. Our event is called TEDxNewtownChange, and is one of many TEDx events happening around the globe on April 5th that will expand on the ideas brought up at TEDxChange 2010.

Below is the TEDxChange 2013 speaker lineup!

Melinda Gates - Host: Melinda Gates is co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Along with Bill Gates, she shapes and approves the foundation’s strategies, reviews results, and sets the overall direction of the organization. Melinda will host TEDxChange from the Gates Foundation campus in Seattle, Washington.

Cathleen Kaveny - Religion, tradition, and modernity: Cathleen Kaveny is an American legal scholar and theologian. She is a John P. Murphy Foundation Professor of Law and Theology at Notre Dame Law School, and is currently a visiting professor at Princeton University.

Halimatou Hima - Investing in girls: Halimatou Hima is a Masters in Public Policy candidate at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. Following an internship in the Women & Population Division at the United Nations Foundation, she worked in the Child Protection Division at the United Nations in her home country of Niger (UNICEF).

Roger Thurow - Shifts in agriculture: Roger Thurow joined the Chicago Council in January 2010 after three decades at the Wall Street Journal. For 20 years, he was a foreign correspondent based in Europe and Africa.

Salim Shekh and Sikha Patra - Vaccine advocates: We will show a trailer from the feature film Revolutionary Optimists, about how children are saving lives in the slums of Calcutta. We will then invite Salim and Sikha, two of the children featured prominently in the film, to join onstage for Q&A.

Venue and Details

The Open
20 Kruger Street
4th Floor, Mainchange
Johannesburg, 2094
South Africa
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Event Type (what is this?) TEDxChange Simulcast (TEDxLive)

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Christiaan Crafford
Johannesburg, South Africa

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Zoya Mabuto
Johannesburg, South Africa

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Team

Nico Erasmus
Experience
Greg Scott
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