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December 8, 2010
3:30pm - 11:30pm EET
(UTC +2hrs)

How are women and girls reshaping the future? The first ever TEDWomen -- co-produced with The Paley Center for Media -- invites men and women to explore this question in depth: From the developing world, where a single micro-loan to a single girl can transform a village; to the West, where generations of educated women are transforming entire industries. The diverse international program takes a long look at women through the lens of change agent, intellectual innovator, idea champion ....

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Alec Balasescu

Alexander (Alec) Balasescu is a cultural anthropologist, having a Ph.D. from the University of California, Irvine (UCI) . He specializes in material culture studies applied to the problem of Islam and modernity. He taught at UCI, American University of Paris and the Royal University of Bahrain (Middlesex University London branch). Alec spent a year studying in Tehran that led to writing the book "Paris Elegant, Exciting Tehran. Aesthetic Lighting Political Topics, published in Romanian (Old Court House 2008) and English (Zeta Books, 2007).

Leslie Hawke

Leslie Hawke, Ovidiu Rom Association president, was elected Ambassador of the Year 2010 in Romania, using her position to fight poverty and social exclusion.

Maria Sandor

A communication director in the banking industry Maria has a vast experience, being a strong activist in social society in Romania. Among her past experiences Maria was Head of Environment Unit and Head of Women in Development Unit, both at UN in Romania.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates