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TEDxPannonia 2011 - Thomas Seifert - Chindia: Educate. Innovate. Evolve.

Thomas Seifert - Chindia: Educate. Innovate. Evolve."Eastern Dreams: How Education and Innovation are driving Asias development and the lessons for Europe"Thomas Seifert is an international correspondent with the Austrian daily newspaper ?Die Presse".His reporting includes the Balcans, the Russian Federation (he reported the war in Chechnya in1999 and 2000 from Grosny both from the Russian and the Chechen perspective) Africa, the Middle East and Asia. He has filed stories from New York in the aftermath of 9-11 and crossed the border to Afghanistan on 10-11 where he reported the fall of the Taliban from Kabul. Seifert reported the war in Iraq from Baghdad in March/April 1999 and celebrated his 35th Birthday on April 9, 2003 on Firdous Square, as Saddam Husseins statue fell. He went back to Iraq and Afghanistan several times.His book ?Schwarzbuch ?l" (?The Black Book on Oil"), which he co-authored together with KlausWerner came out in 2005. It was a bestseller and was translated into Arabic, Italian, Dutch andSpanish. For this book, he did research in Iraq, Iran, U.A.E., Kuwait and Saudi-Arabia.He has since broadened his focus to Asia (China, India, and the Korean Paninsula) and is currentlyworking on a book project on the Pacific Era and the implications of the rise of Asia for theEuropean Union and the world.TEDxPannonia is hosted by DREAM ACADEMIA. TEDxPannonia 2011 was crossing borders for "infinite dreams"! On Sep 11, 2010, it was the first TEDx-Event in Austria. The second TEDx-Event in 2010 was TEDxPannonia WOMEN on Dec 7, 2010. TEDxPannonia 2011 took place at the Monastery of Sopronb?nfalva (Kloster Wandorf) in Sopron, Hungary.
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