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Thursday, May 30 • 11:30am - 12:30am
Acting on Empathy: Today’s Most Seasoned Leaders & Entrepreneurs on How They Do What They Do

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Through a series of quick, TED-style talks, we’ll examine the many ways in which empathy is reshaping society, and what it takes to cultivate it. We’ll learn about the keys to movement-building in the digital age and how to activate kids to become the heroes they read about, and hear from a university President out to change the way business schools and companies see their role. We’ll explore what it takes to change an entire industry, by giving voice and a platform to consumers and building demand for a new kind of market, and examine the implications of one woman’s work to turn one-time drug dealers and gang leaders into entrepreneurs, and to drop society’s most unforgiving labels. And much more.

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Angel Cabrera

President, George Mason University
@CabreraAngel Dr. Ángel Cabrera was named the sixth president of George Mason University effective July 2012. Mason is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with global distinction in more than 200 academic fields. Located in Northern Virginia near Washington, D.C., Mason provides its 33,000 stude... Read More →
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Aleta Margolis

Executive Director, Center for Inspired Teaching
Aleta Margolis is the Founder and Executive Director of Center for Inspired Teaching, an organization working to transform education through innovative teacher training. Inspired Teaching is building a better school experience for children by helping teachers move from information... Read More →
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Michael Marriner

Co-Founder, Roadtrip Nation
Upon graduation Mike hit the road with two college friends in an old RV to interview leaders across America and learn how they got to where they are today. That roadtrip later turned into the book, Roadtrip Nation: A Guide to Discovering Your Road in Life. Following the book launch... Read More →
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Catherine Rohr

Founder and CEO, Defy Ventures
Catherine Rohr started Defy two years ago after founding and leading the Prison Entrepreneurship Program, a nonprofit organization that serves men throughout the Texas prison system. Under Catherine’s leadership, PEP was nationally recognized for its groundbreaking results, including... Read More →
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Andrew Slack

Executive Director, The Harry Potter Alliance
Andrew Slack grew disenchanted when he discovered that he could draw 1,000 students with a comedy show while a human rights group on the same campus would be lucky to get 5. The Harry Potter Alliance (HPA) was his first step in harnessing the energy of popular culture toward civic... Read More →

Thursday May 30, 2013 11:30am - 12:30am EDT
Newseum Room 802 555 Pennsylvania Ave NW Washington, DC 20001

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