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TEDxAshokaU 2011 - Derek Ellerman: Campuses Transforming the Future of Social Change

Derek Ellerman is an Ashoka Fellow and Founder of the Polaris Project and gave this talk at TEDxAshokaU: Universities Driving Global Change at Duke University on February 25, 2011. Learn more at www.tedxashokau.com. Derek Ellerman is a leading innovator in the next generation of social entrepreneurs. He co-founded, co-directed, and currently serves as Board Chairperson of Polaris Project, an international non-profit organization combating human trafficking and modern-day slavery. At age 26, Mr. Ellerman was elected as an Ashoka Fellow, joining the prestigious global association of social entrepreneurs and becoming the youngest U.S. Fellow at the time. What is TEDx? In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called 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. More information is at http://www.ted.com and http://www.ted.com/tedx This video was shot by Duke University staff, edited by Laurel Gwizdak
Length: 11:30

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