Episode #19 Edwidge Danticat: The artist and his time, haitian futurism and the shifting of the world
My Guest: Edwidge Danticat is a Haitian American novelist, short story writer and essayist. She is the author of several books, including Breath, Eyes, Memory, an Oprah Book Club selection, Krik? Krak!, a National Book Award finalist, The Farming of Bones, The Dew Breaker, Create Dangerously, Claire of the Sea Light, and Everything Inside. She […]
My Guest: Dr. Moriba Jah is an associate professor of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics at The University of Texas at Austin where he is the holder of the Mrs. Pearlie Dashiell Henderson Centennial Fellowship in Engineering. He is the director for Computational Astronautical Sciences and Technologies (CAST), a group within the Oden Institute for […]
Episode #17 Prateeksha Singh: Strategic foresight, systems change, and designing participatory futures
Guest: Prateeksha Singh is a multidisciplinary practitioner whose practice sits at the confluence of systems + foresight + design research. She collaboratively explores how applying a living system lens can provide additional tools and perspectives for working with complex yet adaptive challenges. She is driven to working with diverse voices and harnessing inclusive and plural […]
Guest: Seth Godin is an entrepreneur, best-selling author, and speaker. In addition to launching one of the most popular blogs in the world, he has written 20 best-selling books, including The Dip, Linchpin, Purple Cow, Tribes, and What To Do When It’s Your Turn (And It’s Always Your Turn). His book, This is Marketing, was an […]
Episode #15 Joy Sanchez Taylor: Representation of writers of color and science fiction’s ability to make the impossible possible
Guest: Joy Sanchez-Taylor is an Associate Professor of English at LaGuardia Community College (CUNY) whose research specialty is intersections between science fiction, fantasy, and critical race theory. She is the author of Diverse Futures: Science Fiction and Authors of Color. The book examines the contributions of late-twentieth- and twenty-first-century US and Canadian science fiction authors […]
Episode #14 Wadia Ait Hamza: How to build intergenerational allyship and adapt to a fast changing world
Guest: Wadia Ait Hamza is Head of the Global Shapers Community at the World Economic Forum. Previously, he worked at the Rabat School of Governance and Economics, at Toyota and at the European Institute for the Mediterranean in Barcelona. Wadia is 2012 United Nations Alliances of Civilizations fellow, 2012 Atlantic Dialogues Emerging Leader, 2013 cohort […]
Episode #13 Joshua Mesnik & Michael Rekola: Finding fulfillment in the creative arts, mastering your craft and the future of entertainment
Guests: Joshua Mesnik is an American actor. He grew up in Naples, Florida and graduated from Florida State University, where he was a longtime member of the campus favorite “30in60” Sketch Comedy Troupe. While working in New York City as a public educator with The QUESTion Project, he began his acting training at the TGW […]
Episode #12 Chris Williams CEO of Zelos: Startups, data, new economies and creating inclusive futures
Guest: Chris Williams, Founder and CEO at ZELOS. Zelos is a search engine and archival database for Track & Field meet results using artificial intelligence to provide free, accessible, and accurate information to our diverse and global community.
Episode #11 Dr. Etta D. Jackson: How to live a more fulfilled life in the new age of aquarius and the role of spirituality in shaping the future
Guest: Etta D. Jackson worked in the field of education for twenty-five years as teacher, guidance counselor and district administrator in both New York and Wisconsin. Ms. Jackson holds a B.A. in Biology and two M.S. degrees: one in Psychoanalytic Counseling and Development and the other in Administrative Leadership and Supervision. She recently received her […]
Episode #10 Dr. Neil Oculi: Worldbuilding, climate change, the gap between science and policy, mass mobilization and the richest 2%
Guest: Dr. Neil Oculi is an interdisciplinary political geographer. He received his Ph.D. in Geography and an MA in International Studies from the University of Connecticut. He also holds a BA in Human Ecology from College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, Maine, and studied farm management and rural development at the United World College […]
Episode #9 Amy Drewry & Micheal Drewry: The rural decline of america, urbanization and family farming
Guests: Amy Drewry is an award-winning documentary filmmaker, recently completing her 4th PBS affiliate documentary, a historical and agricultural film The Virginia Peanut Story, with support from the Virginia Humanities & other organizations. This documentary has aired on over 100 PBS markets nationwide. Her previous documentaries include; Wired for Life, Early Childhood Education & Care; […]
Guest: Dr. Stevens Bonhomme is currently working as a Client Success Manager at Microsoft, helping small and medium businesses reach their digital advertising goals through Microsoft Advertising. Dr. Bonhomme holds a Doctorate of Business Administration, a Masters in Applied Economics and a Bachelors in Business Economics. Dr. Bonhomme is originally from Haiti, in the Caribbean, […]
Guest: Najla Mangoush is the 1st Female Foreign Minister of Lybia. She is an adjunct professor at George Mason University and Northern Virginia community college. Currently teaching Restorative Justice and Trauma awareness in resilience community. She is a Doctoral candidate at the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University. Master of Arts […]
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