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TEDx at FDU: Why We Care! -- Global Challenges and Realities

On September 21st, 2013, a TED-like experience was held at Fairleigh Dickinson University's Metropolitan Campus in the Giovatto Library Auditorium.  Organized by Deborah Fredericks, Associate Dean of Continuing Education for Operations and Assessment, the event combined TEDTalks videos and live speakers to spark deep discussion and connection among a live audience. 

Complete videos of the event are now posted on the TEDx YouTube channel and on the TEDx website. The lineup includes:

The World in 2050 … Are you ready?
 - Eli Amdur, Adjunct Professor and Co-Founder of the FDU “Sands of Time” Program


Security and Liberty: Is Big Brother Alive and Well? - William 'Pat' Schuber, Assistant Professor of Administrative Science


Global Education and the American Dream - Jason Scorza, Vice Provost for International Education

The U.S. Foreign Language Deficit – What It Is, Why It Matters, and What We Can Do About It - Kathleen Stein-Smith, Associate University Librarian and Director of Public Services


Caring for Those Who Have Lost a Loved One Through Terrorism - Mary Kay Stratis, Member of the FDU Board of Trustees


Polling Fools - Peter J. Woolley, Campus Provost, College at Florham


For more information about the event, visit

About TED 

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 26 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. At TED, the world's leading thinkers and doers are asked to give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes. Talks are then made available, free, at TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Benoit Mandelbrot, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. Two major TED events are held each year: The TED Conference takes place every spring in Long Beach, California (along with a parallel conference, TEDActive, in Palm Springs), and TEDGlobal is held each summer in Edinburgh, Scotland.

TED’s media initiatives include, where new TEDTalks are posted daily; the new TED Conversations, enabling broad conversations among TED fans; and the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as the ability for any TEDTalk to be translated by volunteers worldwide.

TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world are given the opportunity to put their wishes into action; TEDx, which offers individuals or groups a way to host local, self-organized events around the world; and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to become part of the TED community and, with its help, amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.

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