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TEDxChange to be webcasted live on campus

A live webcast of New York-based TEDxChange—a discussion of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals in the uniquely TED style—will be held on SMU’s campus on Monday.

The webcast will be hosted by TEDxSMU and the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth.

The discussion, called “TEDxChange: The Future We Make,” marks the 10th anniversary of the UN’s eight “Millennium Goals.” These goals set out to address issues such as poverty, child mortality and disease by 2015.

TED Curator Chris Anderson will moderate the discussion, which will look at the changes since the foundation of the goals and the actions that ensure the health and well-being of future generations.

The program has been convened by Melinda French Gates, co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.   

At a luncheon following the event, Robert Freling, executive director of the Solar Electric Light Fund (SELF), will give a response to the discussion from SMU’s stage.

According to their website, SELF “believes energy is a human right,” and it strives to provide solar power and wireless communications to the quarter of the world’s population that currently lives in energy poverty. Freling’s response will be entitled “Energy for All: Powering the Millennium Development Goals.”

The webcast will begin at 9 a.m. on Monday in the Collins Executive Education Center. The luncheon and response will follow, beginning at 11:45 a.m.

Tickets are available through the World Affairs Council Box Office at dfwworld.org. Attendance is $20 for the program and $35 if you would like to stay for the luncheon. Early registrants receive a $5 discount.

 

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