John Phillips Santos was the first Latino Rhodes Scholar, a 2009 National Book Award finalist, and recipient of the Academy of American Poets Prize at Notre Dame and the Oxford Prize for fiction (whew!) He has a gorgeous way with words, weaving together a reflection on the nature of our identity using the science of DNA, the poetry of our shared history and the power of self-determination. Stunning in its scope. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Phillip_Santos About TEDx, x=independently organize event 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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