Archive for Talks

Willard Spiegelman = Realms of Gold – TEDxSMU Spring 2014

Dr. Willard Spiegelman is Duwain E. Hughes Jr. Distinguished Professor of English at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. He earned his A.B. degree from Williams College magna cum laude and with highest honors in English. He did graduate work at Harvard, where he held Woodrow Wilson and Danforth fellowships and earned an A.M. and [...]

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Jon Horton – My mother’s funeral… a lesson in kindness – TEDxSMU Spring 2014

Director of MustangVision at SMU, Derby Announcer, Improv Junkie, Master of the Karaoke Mashup. Sherlock & Doctor Who fan. Winner of seven Emmy Awards for “Outstanding Sports Programming.”

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Blake Norvell – NSA Wiretapping: A 4th Amendment Violation? – TEDxSMU Spring 2014

Blake C. Norvell is an attorney and mediator whose practice areas include litigation, transactional, and appeals.  He is admitted to the State Bar of California and the State Bar of Texas.  He has authored numerous articles that analyze significant legal and public policy issues.  His articles have been published in law journals throughout the country, [...]

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Mariah Cowley – Creating Giant Origami and Shaping Lives – TEDxSMU Spring 2014

Mariah is a senior at SMU from McKinney, Texas, majoring in civil engineering. Mariah enjoys art, working with children, and mission work. After graduation she plans to attend graduate school.

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Ben Voth – Ending Genocide in the 21st Century – TEDxSMU Spring 2014

Dr. Ben Voth teaches and coaches students in order to equip them to have a voice in society. Voth works with a variety of individuals such as Holocaust survivors, national speech champions, top speakers in debate, community advocates, and government leaders to ensure that the human value of being heard is instilled. His research in [...]

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Dennis Simon – SMU Civil Rights Pilgrimage – TEDxSMU Spring 2014

Dennis Simon is an Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Department of Political Science at Southern Methodist University. He is the recipient of SMU’s “M” Award, the Willis Tate Award, and President’s Associate award. He regularly teaches courses on congressional elections, the American Presidency, presidential elections, and the politics of change in the United States. [...]

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Brittany Harrington – Quartet-a-tete with The Breaking Winds Bassoon Quartet – TEDxSMU Spring 2014

The Breaking Winds Bassoon Quartet employs a dash of comedy and a full range of uncommon sounds to promote music as a force that inspires and connects.  Brittany Harrington, Yuki Katayama, Kara LaMoure, and Lauren Yu Ziemba met while studying at the Eastman School of Music, and their extracurricular project of playing quartets quickly developed into [...]

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Martin Camp – Good News, Bad News, Who is to Say! – TEDxSMU Spring 2014

Martin L. Camp is the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs and Adjunct Professor at the SMU Dedman School of Law. After five years as an associate at Hughes and Luce in Dallas and Austin and twenty plus years as a partner at Jones Day in Austin, Kuwait and Dallas I returned to SMU Dedman School [...]

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Marc Christensen – Failing to Succeed – TEDxSMU Spring 2014

Marc P. Christensen is dean of the Lyle School of Engineering. He is one of the nation’s key leaders in mapping photonic technology onto applications. In 2007, DARPA identified him as a “rising star in microsystems research” for his development of an adaptive multi-resolution imaging architecture, and selected him to be one of the first of [...]

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Joshua Rovner – The Heroes of Counterinsurgency – TEDxSMU Spring 2014

Joshua Rovner is the John Goodwin Tower Distinguished Chair of International Politics and National Security, Associate Professor of Political Science, and Director of Studies at the Tower Center for Political Studies. Before coming to SMU, he was Associate Professor of Strategy and Policy at the Naval War College, and he also taught at Columbia University [...]

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