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TEDxCalgary - Marcello Di Cintio - In the Shadow of the Wall

Marcello Di Cintio is fascinated by the walls that societies erect despite a borderless world. In this talk, he inspiring shares stories of people who breakdown and transform walls thereby defeating them. Di Cintio has microbiology and English degrees from the University of Calgary, where he was a member of the varsity wrestling team. Di Cintio taught biology in a Ghana and travelled through western and northern Africa, which inspired his first book, Harmattan: Wind Across West Africa. He won the Henry Kriesel Award for Best First Book.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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