• Home or Hospital? Holding the Space for Human Birth: Saraswathi Vedam

    *2013 Speaker*  Saraswathi Vedam, RM, FACNM, MSN, Sci D (h.c) is currently on the faculty of the Division of Midwifery in the Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia. Professor Vedam has been active in setting national and international policy on home birth and midwifery, providing expert consultations in Mexico, Hungary, Chile, China, Canada, and […]

  • Improvising through Wires: Jason Robinson

    American saxophonist and scholar Jason Robinson is an acclaimed and distinctive voice in a new generation of creative musicians equally interested in improvisation and composition, acoustic music and electronics, tradition and experimentalism. Described by Ron Wynn of JazzTimes as “one of the most respected soloists and bandleaders in jazz’s experimental wing,” Robinson explores the relationship […]

  • Books for All, Some, or None? – Bryn Geffert

    Bryn Geffert received an M.S. in library and information science from the University of Illinois, an M.A. in Russian history from the University of Minnesota, and a Ph.D. in modern European history from the same. His personal research focuses on Russian social and intellectual history. In 2010 Notre Dame University Press published his book, Eastern […]

  • The Revealing Power of Data for Social Change: Karti Subramanian

    Karti Subramanian is a co-founder of Vera Solutions, a technology consulting and development firm with offices in Mumbai, Nairobi, and Geneva. Vera has worked with more than 80 NGOs, social enterprises, research institutions, and government agencies in nearly 40 countries. Vera was selected as a 2012 Echoing Green Fellow, a 2012 Dasra Social Impact Fellow, […]

  • How to Solve a Social Problem: Rosanne Haggerty

    President and Chief Executive Officer of Community Solutions and a Life Trustee of Amherst College, Rosanne Haggerty is an internationally recognized leader in developing innovative strategies to end homelessness and strengthen communities. She is the founder of Common Ground Community, a pioneer in the development of supportive housing and research-based practices that end homelessness. In […]

  • Facts and Follies of Lie Detection: Andre Wang

    Andre Wang is a senior at Amherst College currently laboring through his honors thesis in Psychology. Hailing from Shenzhen, China, he is interested in how social groups interact with each other and what that means for the behavior and perception of individuals in or outside of those groups. Additionally, he is fascinated by the formation […]

  • Ken Danford: Schooling is Optional

    Co-founder of North Star, Kenneth Danford has supported hundreds of teens to leave school and utilize self-directed learning over the past seventeen years. Prior to establishing North Star, Kenneth taught in the Amherst, MA Regional Public Schools and in the Prince George’s County, MD Public Schools as an 8th grade U.S. History teacher. He earned […]

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Home or Hospital? Holding the Space for Human Birth: Saraswathi Vedam

*2013 Speaker*  Saraswathi Vedam, RM, FACNM, MSN, Sci D (h.c) is currently on the faculty of the Division of Midwifery in the Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia. Professor...

Improvising through Wires: Jason Robinson

American saxophonist and scholar Jason Robinson is an acclaimed and distinctive voice in a new generation of creative musicians equally interested in improvisation and composition, acoustic music and electronics, tradition...

Books for All, Some, or None? – Bryn Geffert

Bryn Geffert received an M.S. in library and information science from the University of Illinois, an M.A. in Russian history from the University of Minnesota, and a Ph.D. in modern...

The Revealing Power of Data for Social Change: Karti Subramanian

Karti Subramanian is a co-founder of Vera Solutions, a technology consulting and development firm with offices in Mumbai, Nairobi, and Geneva. Vera has worked with more than 80 NGOs, social...

How to Solve a Social Problem: Rosanne Haggerty

President and Chief Executive Officer of Community Solutions and a Life Trustee of Amherst College, Rosanne Haggerty is an internationally recognized leader in developing innovative strategies to end homelessness and...

Facts and Follies of Lie Detection: Andre Wang

Andre Wang is a senior at Amherst College currently laboring through his honors thesis in Psychology. Hailing from Shenzhen, China, he is interested in how social groups interact with each...

Ken Danford: Schooling is Optional

Co-founder of North Star, Kenneth Danford has supported hundreds of teens to leave school and utilize self-directed learning over the past seventeen years. Prior to establishing North Star, Kenneth taught...

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