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TEDxPasadena - Pauletta Walsh - Arise and Shine - 2020

Pauletta Walsh - ""Arise and Shine - 2020" Engaging imagination, inspiring passion to enhance women's liberty throughout the world"Pauletta Walsh is the director of American Women for International Understanding, a nonprofit, non-governmental organization of citizen diplomats, who since 1968 have created an international network of women to foster goodwill among nations. Previously, Ms. Walsh was an Assistant Dean at the School of Public Policy at Pepperdine University. In Washington, D.C. Pauletta served four years at the United States Department of State working in the Bureau of Public Affairs and the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs as Television and Media Advisor. Pauletta contributed to United States' public diplomacy strategy in Europe, advising senior officials and traveling to US embassies and missions to implement communications programs, receiving a Meritorious Honor Award for her work in public diplomacy using visual media.Ms. Walsh earned a Masters of Public Policy in International Relations and was awarded the prestigious Presidential Management Fellowship in 2004. Pauletta's primary area of research was the status of women and the development of Middle Eastern and Silk Road societies. In 2000, Pauletta was the inaugural Director of the Ojai Film Festival, a successful film festival now in its eleventh year. Pauletta has written numerous articles, and has written and produced for television and for documentaries.While living in Connecticut, Ms. Walsh ran for State Representative and served on the Connecticut State Film Commission. Pauletta appeared in a one-woman show about Zelda Fitzgerald at the Long Wharf Theater in 1999, capping a two-decade career in the performing arts. Pauletta acted in films, television, and theater, and sang with groups and in musicals, releasing a record of original music in 1986. She taught dance at Monterey Peninsula College, for the Santa Cruz Cultural Council, as well as founding the California Academy for the Performing Arts. Pauletta earned a Bachelor's Degree from Pennsylvania State University, where she was a Renaissance Scholar. She is married to sports writer Michael Arkush.About TEDx: In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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