TEDx YU Sparks Conversation

From How We View Poverty to What’s Missing in Our Pursuit of Happiness, TEDx Yeshiva University Spreads Powerful Ideas

TEDx Yeshiva University presented its second year of TED-style lectures on November 16 at the Yeshiva University Museum. The event featured six short format talks from speakers representing the YU community, including alumni, faculty and students as well as professionals in their fields, on a range of topics.

Ari Marder ’17YC  discussed “How Changing Our View of Poverty Can Change How We Address It.”

Fifth-grade Judaic studies teacher Ayla Postelnek ’17S  talked about “The Power of Potential: Student Centered Learning.”

Alyssa Herman ’92S, vice president for institutional advancement at Yeshiva University, delivered a talk titled, “It’s All About the Mission.”

Laizer Kornwasser ’92SB, adjunct professor at Sy Syms School of Business and a member of the YU Board of Trustees, discussed “Recalculating: From Professor to Executive and Back.”

Dr. Richa Bhatia, FAPA, a dual board-certified child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist and a faculty member at Harvard Medical School, spoke about “What’s Missing in Our Pursuit of Happiness.”

Michael Klein, a senior in the Sy Syms School of Business Honors Program, focused on “Millenial Destiny.”

TED (an acronym for Technology, Entertainment and Design) began its talks in 1984, and since that time, TED Talks have become the standard for short, powerful lectures designed to spark conversation. The program was created to help communities, organizations and individuals produce TED-style events at the local level. These events are planned and coordinated independently, on a community-by-community basis, under a free license from TED.