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Theme: "A New Perspective"

This event occurred on
March 2, 2017
7:00pm - 11:00pm GMT
(UTC +0hrs)
London, London, City of
United Kingdom

In a constantly changing world, we have to adopt new perspectives in order to thrive. Humanity is in an age where we look at the future, the past, and the present with perspectives that are now obsolete in respect to how the world has developed.
TEDxSOAS will explore new perspectives on what is to be, what has been and what is now.

KLT, Lecture Theatre
Thornaugh street
London, London, City of, WC1H 0XG
United Kingdom
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Andrea Gori

Strategy Consultant at BCG
Andrea is a strategy consultant for Middle Eastern governments and multinationals at BCG. He is involved in numerous energy research projects, and published on the 'Journal of Financial Engineering'. Before moving to the Middle East, he served as President of the London School of Economics Energy Society. Andrea holds degrees in Economics, History and Finance from Bocconi University, LSE and HEC Paris. Warning! he is a restless traveler, always ready for new adventures!

Jared Lolli

Phd Student at 'Université Paris Diderot'.
Jared studied physics at the Università ‘La Sapienza’ in Rome and at the ‘École Normale Supérieure’ in Paris. He currently works on quantum mechanics as a PhD student and is assistant teacher at ‘Université Paris Diderot’. Originally from Italy, he has a serious problem settling down: he has lived in Spain, France, Germany and Brazil. Science, languages, acrobatics, playing music: he is deeply passionate about learning in general. He strongly believes in working together in a horizontal and cooperative association. He loves eating, he is always late, but not for the TEDx at the SOAS!

Michele Chu

MA Global Innovation Design
Just an international city girl who hopes to turn your frown upside down. Hong Kong raised and London based, she is currently pursuing MA Global Innovation Design, a double Masters in Science and Art at Imperial College & Royal College of Art. Her passions include getting to know new people, recognizing beauty in the everyday, and using design to solve global challenges and create a better future for us all. Back in NYC, Michele’s undergraduate years in Pratt Institute created many brainchildren, including the birth of a spray on condom concept named Girlplay, which received numerous press coverage from Huffington Post, DailyMail, and Telegraph. Her other Graphic Design and illustration works have also been published in magazines such as GD USA, along with her logo design employed by The American Heart Association in 2015’s “America’s Greatest Heart Run & Walk”. In 2012, Her solo exhibition “Michele’s Window of Art World” was held in the Hong Kong Central Library, along with the pub

Miguel Stanley

Dentist, Founder and CEO of White Clinic (Based in Lisbon, Portugal)
Dr. Miguel Stanley is the founder and CEO of White Clinic based in Lisbon, Portugal. He is the clinical director and responsible for a large team of dental specialists focused on complex cosmetic oral rehabilitation. Dr. Miguel Stanley has been practising since 1998, having graduated from ISCS-Egas Moniz and taken his post graduate training at the Branemark CEOSA center in Madrid in 1999, completing his training in cosmetic dentistry in 2000, at the same faculty. He then went on to train in functional aesthetics and occlusion in Chicago in 2005. He has lectured thousands of dentists in over 44 countries and gives over 12 keynotes lectures around the world. He is a board member of Digital Dentistry Society representing the Communi- cation Committee, responsible for its global expansion. He’s been an active member and expert provider for dental XP since 2006.

Prabhuraj Balakrishnan

Chemical Engineer Researcher
Prabhuraj Balakrishnan is a Chemical Engineering researcher in the University Of Manchester, UK working on usage of material of today’s interest - graphene in environmental sustainable energy delivery applications. Before pursuing research in Manchester in 2012, he graduated as a University Topper with gold medal from Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), India. From his undergraduate studies, he developed interest in emerging energy technology devices such as batteries, supercapacitors, internal combustion engines etc. He has presented his research works in several international conferences held across USA, Holland, UK, and Brazil and his patented works, publications could be found in leading science magazines. Apart from his academic activities, he likes to read books; loves to go for horse riding in the country side in his free time and hang out with friends.

Simon Throssell

PPE at Goldsmith's University
Simon is currently in his first year at Goldsmiths, University of London studying Politics, Philosophy and Economics. In his spare time, he makes short 'action thriller' films and other videos on YouTube, two of which have been featured in his home town's local newspaper. He is currently working on a three part documentary series about the role of Christianity in 21st century politics. Last summer he spent a month away in Indonesia with 15 of his friends, helping to build a shelter for the children of Ranu Pani, a village in East Java and hiking up a 3676m active volcano. His main hobbies and interests include playing the piano and organ, road cycling, playing and watching football and taking photos.

Tuck Muntarbhorn

Artist, Curator and Contemporary Art Collector based in the UK and Thailand
Tuck Muntarbhorn is a Thai artist, curator and contemporary art collector based in the UK and Thailand. He curated his first exhibition 'A Return To Peace' on the occasion of London Frieze Art Fair 2016 and became Thailand’s first contemporary art collector to produce and curate an exhibition in the UK. Tuck is aware that the highest function of an artist is to make the experience of beauty - nature’s eternity - manifest. Prior to art, Tuck co-founded the international semi-couture brand Busardi in 2009 which presented collections during Paris Haute Couture Week.

Yuri Hung

Consultant at Mercer / Msc International Public Policy at UCL
Yuri is a Chevening scholar from Hong kong focusing on International Public Policy at University College London. He studied Psychology in University of Hong Kong, and afterwards worked in consulting industry for 2 years. Yuri sees the age of technology yields a "new" perspective on living. He believes some time of slowing down and being late is rejuvenating to everyone. Aside from work, Yuri loves Chinese calligraphy, tea, hiking, and thinking about the world. He is also an initiator of Youth IDEAS, a think tank in Hong Kong.

Organizing team


London, United Kingdom


London, United Kingdom
  • Acauan Matias
    Team member
  • Cybell Kiessling
    Team member