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CSUEB's TEDxHayward explores applied peace innovation, May 9

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CSUEB will host TEDxHayward on May 9.

  • April 30, 2013 5:00am

Cal State East Bay will host a Hayward TEDx event on May 9, from 10am to 6pm, in the Multipurpose room of the University Union. During the course of the event, 16 speakers will each take an 18-minute slot to creatively share their knowledge, experience or research related to the event's 2013 theme of "Applied Peace Innovation." TEDxHayward is free and open to the public with advanced registration.

Applied Peace Innovation is defined as the application of social capital and technology used to decrease hostility, increase the existence of healthy interpersonal and international relationships, promote safety in matters of social or economic welfare, and further the acknowledgment of equality and fairness in political relationships. We'll be showcasing examples this year from health, society and business.  

Scheduled speakers include:

Jim Doty, MD - Doty is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Neurosurgery at Stanford University and the Director of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education as Stanford University School of Medicine. His more recent research interests have focused on the development of technologies using focused beams of radiation in conjunction with robotics and image-guidance techniques to treat solid tumors and other pathologies in the brain and spinal cord. He spent 9 years on active duty service in the U.S. Army Medical Corp.

Christopher Kukk, PhD - Kukk is Professor of Political Science at Western Connecticut State University, a Fulbright Scholar, founding Director of the Center for Compassion, Creativity and Innovation, faculty advisor for Western Connecticut State University and the City of Danbury, CT on compassion initiatives. He was also a counter-intelligence agent for the United States Army, a research associate for Cambridge Energy Research Associates, and has provided the Associated Press, National Public Radio, The Economist magazine, NBC-TV, CableVision, and Connecticut media with analysis regarding American politics and U.S. foreign policy.

Cynthia Figge - Figge is a forerunner and thought leader in the corporate sustainability movement. Cynthia is COO and Cofounder of CSRHub, the world’s largest database that aggregates and organizes data and knowledge on the social, environmental, and governance performance of 7,000 companies to provide sustainability ratings to the marketplace. She has worked with major organizations, including Boeing, BNSF, Coca-Cola, and REI, to help craft sustainability strategy integrated with business.

Jennifer Egan -  Egan is a Professor of Philosophy and Public Affairs & Administration at California State University, East Bay. Her research interests include feminist philosophy, critical theory, political philosophy, ethics, the philosophy of public administration, and the works of Theodor Adorno, Michel Foucault, and Judith Butler. Her recent writings reflect on the intersection of power, the body, recent social movements, and democratic governance.

Mandar Apte - Apte is part of Shell’s GameChanger program, whose mission is to provide seed funding to early stage, cutting-edge ideas in energy and guide them towards a proof of concept. Mandar has recently established an incubator for investing in social innovations within the GameChanger program.

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