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This event occurred on
November 4, 2017
Rolle, Vaud (fr)

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Institut Le Rosey
Rolle, Vaud (fr), 1180
Event type:
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Alexis McGivern

Conservationist and campaigner for sustainable development
A renowned conservationist, Alexis McGivern is currently working as a Program Manager for Swiss-based Gallifrey Foundation and seconded to IUCN's Global Marine and Polar Program. Her expertise is devoted towards matters of sustainable development, as well as marine conservation. McGivern seeks to create a zero plastic society, whilst leaving a lasting impact on not only her local community, but also the wider international sphere.

Antoni B.

Antoni is a student at Le Rosey

Cedric Cassimo

Multi faceted visual artist and composer and sand artist.
Cedric Cassimo is a visual artist of many talents. He is a composer and a songwriter whose music can be found in a number of theatre productions around the UK and Switzerland. In addition, Cedric is an experienced designer who has, for many years, worked in the advertising industry. Cedric Cassimo is one of very few artists around the world who has brilliantly mastered the captivating sand art, bringing it into a new, immersive, theatrical dimension. An art form he discovered in his 5 years living in London, with the privilege of learning this technique with the help of Caroline Leaf, a Canadian-American filmmaker at the origin of this art form. In 2008, Cedric co-created, in London, a performing arts company named "Lunidea" which has since produced a number of multi-media theatrical experiences for all ages. Cedric Cassimo composes and presents sand-animated live stories in the majority of his theatrical productions that are harmoniously blended with mime, dance, and acting.

Eden Chen

Graduated from Emory University with a Bachelor in Arts and Science, Eden Chen is a co-founder of Fishermen Labs, a company specialising in web and app development, as well as virtual and augmented reality. Fuelled by his passion for technology and entrepreneurship from a young age, he has converted a business opportunity into the leading web design company in Los Angeles. In 2017, at the age of 29, Eden Chen was featured on the Forbes 30 Under 30 list for marketing and advertising.

Lara A.

Lara is a student at Le Rosey

Shabana Basij-Rasikh

Founder of the School of Leadership in Afghanistan
While still in college, Shabana co-founded SOLA—School of Leadership, Afghanistan, a nonprofit dedicated to giving young Afghans access to quality education abroad and jobs back home. Her school of leadership became the nation's first boarding school for girls and it represents all major ethnic groups, religious sects, and tribes.

Walter Harris

Associate Professor at the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, University of Arizona
An associate professor at the University of Arizona’s Lunar and Planetary Observatory with a PhD in remote sensing instrumentation from the University of Michigan, Dr Walter Harris centres his research around the structure of thin atmospheres and their interactions with their environment in space. He is also engaged in an ongoing inquiry of the plasma interface between solar wind and interstellar media by means of remote sensing of interstellar neutral material as it passes through our solar system. Furthermore, Dr Harris contributes to an active instrument development effort in the area of spatial heterodyne spectroscopy.

Yohei K.

Yohei is a student at Le Rosey.

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