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Giving young Americans a political voice

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Ben Brown, Founder, Association of Young Americans Ben Brown started the Association of Young Americans (AYA) in his NYC apartment in 2016 and is responsible for leading its growth and strategy, including inking partnerships with Lyft, CoachUSA and others. Prior to AYA, Ben was a consultant at Enovation Partners where he worked with Fortune 500…

Political misfits in the workplace: What happens in red and blue organizational cultures?

political misfits

Sekou Bermiss, McCombs School of Business, The University of Texas at Austin Dr. Sekou Bermiss is an Assistant Professor of Management at the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin. He received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute(NY), and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Management and Organizations from…

The revolution of the creative economy

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Alice Loy, PhD, Co-founder & CEO, Creative Startups Alice Loy is co-founder of Creative Startups and widely considered a leading authority on entrepreneurship in the creative economy.  Dr. Loy created the Creative Startups Accelerator with a vision for catalyzing high growth company formation in the under-served creative economy. A sought-after speaker on topics ranging from…

An innovative intersection of business investing and social impact

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Kyle Lukianuk, President, Good Returns Network Kyle Lukianuk graduated from SMU with a degree in finance and started his early career with Bank of America. He then moved to KPMG, where he focused primarily on internal audit and risk management. His insights into the financial services industry motivated him to explore financial models that foster…

Business leaders building social venture capacity

Tony Fleo, CEO, Social Venture Partners Dallas Tony is a proven leader in the area of organizational development with twenty-five years of experience in helping communities, organizations, and individuals in leadership development, effective communication, and establishing mission within a company, community, or family environment. His training clients include several Fortune 500 companies.  Tony is a…

Freedom of speech: The pursuit of ideas and truth on college campuses

freedom of speech, pursuit of truth

Keith E. Whittington, Professor of Politics, Princeton University Keith E. Whittington is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Politics at Princeton University. He is the author of Speak Freely: Why Universities Must Defend Free Speech. He is the author of Political Foundations of Judicial Supremacy: The Presidency, the Supreme Court, and Constitutional Leadership in U.S….

The business of media

business of media

Melita Garza, Associate Professor, Journalism, Texas Christian University Dr. Melita Garza’s areas of expertise include journalism history, diversity, businesses and economic news, English- and Spanish-language news, the media and civil rights, and literary journalism. Selected Academic Publications and Presentations: They Came to Toil: Newspaper Representations of Mexicans and Immigrants in the Great Depression, University of…