This week in PopTech: Extraordinary women and enduring voices
Friday, June 22, 2012 UTC|
There's always something brewing in the PopTech community. From the world-changing people, projects and ideas in our network, a handful of this week's highlights follows.
- Anne-Marie Slaughter (PopTech 2011) is one of the world’s most respected international relations thought leaders. This week Slaughter contributed to The Atlantic with a provocative article in which she explained why women still can’t have it all. As a follow-up to the article, she was interviewed by The Hairpin and appeared on Fresh Air with Terry Gross.
- K. David Harrison (PopTech 2008) leads language revitalization projects in an effort to preserve the dying and disappearing languages of the world. Harrison, who is currently working with National Geographic's Enduring Voices, recently returned from Kalmykia, Russia, home to Europe's only indigenous Buddhist people, where he documented Kalmyk music, storytelling, and a strong language revitalization movement among Kalmyk youth.
- Longtime friend of PopTech and Social Innovation Fellows faculty member, Ken Banks' new initiative, Means of Exchange, is working to bolster community resilience by focusing on methods of economic self-sufficiency.
- Neuroscientist and best-selling author David Eagleman (PopTech 2010) took to Reddit for a live Q&A earlier this week. Here's what he had to say about science, art and tapping the mysteries around us.
- Finally, congratulations to Social Innovation Fellows Megan White Mukuria (PopTech 2011) and Leila Janah (PopTech 2010) for getting named to FastCompany's League of Extraordinary Women.
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