Eighteen year old passionate about words, spoken or written. I am going to University this fall to study Psychology so I found this conference a perfect opportunity to try out expressing some of the concepts I have been looking into for the past year. The speech looks at the power of feelings, more exactly the power of fear and love over our lives. It examines the different ways in which they can influence our behavior or the overall outcome of our lives. The psychology of the matter is looked into and supported by personal insights into experiences supporting the main claims of the speech.
I am Andrew Weston, but most people call me Drew, and I am in eleventh grade and I am an American. I have moved most of my life which has brought me to places in the US, Asia, and Europe. I chose to do Fake News as it is an ever-present topic not only in the United States but in the world as well. In my talk, I hope to expose the extreme changes between the news of the past and our current world full of misinformation and fake news in order to provide myself and others with a way to understand the consequences of an expanding threat to our societies today.
My name is Mehdi Mezlini, I was born in Tunisia, but I mostly spent my childhood in Europe. Free speech nowadays is often neglected and we use excuses such as equality of freedom of speech and national security over freedom of speech. And we have now come to a point where anything we deem as “hate speech” should be criminalized. It’s time for us to stop pretending to be the victim of everything, stop pointing fingers and persecuting people we disagree with and actually sit down and talk to each other. And try to find some kind of middle ground so that we can actually solve our modern-day problems.
My name is Sophie Bommer and I am 16 years old. I originally come from Austria, however live the expat life, having lived in 6 different countries. My speech is about the highly interesting and relevant topic of gene editing. How did we get to this point in the scientific technological advancements and where do we stand now? Gene editing is a very powerful tool with which we can alter humanity forever, and once we do so, we will have opened a door that cannot be shut again. So … should we do it?