By Erin Shanahan
At the annual Gabelli Town Hall Meeting on Tuesday, Donna Rapaccioli, dean of the Gabelli School of Business, introduced TedxFordhamU and updated the student body on curriculum, school ranking, incoming class statistics and community events.
Sal Cocchiaro, GSB ’17 and United Student Government Vice President of the Gabelli School of Business announced the independently organized Ted Talk event which will bring together speakers from the Fordham community to share their ideas on Wednesday, Nov. 9 between 5 -10 p.m.
Only 100 guests will be allowed to attend TedxFordhamU. As a result, 25 Gabelli School students and 25 students from Fordham College Rose Hill will be invited. The remaining tickets will be given to campus leaders and faculty in hand out at their discretion.
The event will also be live-streamed to Keating 3rd. At this live-streaming, there will be food and other interactive events.
Five speakers have been announced for TedxFordhamU.
Dr. Elizabeth Yuko, an internationally experienced bioethicist and communications strategist, will be presenting “A Lesson in Bioethics Given By Golden Girls.” Currenty, Yuko is the program administrator for the Fordham University Center for Ethics Education HIV and Drug Abuse Prevention Research Ethics Training Institute. In addition, she is and the founder and senior editor of the Ethics & Society blog at Fordham. Dr. Yuko also serves on the Advisory Board of the Global Bioethics Initiative and as an external ethics expert for the European Research Council.Chester Elton, co-author of several successful leadership books, will be presenting “The Power of Recognition: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow.” His books “All In,” “The Carrot Principle” and “What Motivates Me” have been New York Times and Wall Street Journal number one bestsellers.
Dr. Giacomo Santangelo, an economist with training in quantitative and qualitative research and analysis, will be presenting “Disney: A Ganymedan ‘Toy Story.’” Santangelo has taught for more than 15 years at various Universities in the New York area, including Fordham.
Nicholas Tampio, an associate professor of political science at Fordham, will be presenting “Democracy and the Test Refusal Movement.” Tampio researches contemporary politics and philosophy, specifically the legacy of the Enlightenment. He has written “Kantian Courage,” “Deleuze’s Political Vision” and several peer-reviewed articles in leading journals such as the Journal of Politics, Political Theory and Politics & Religion. Currently, Tampio is writing a book on democracy and national education standards.
Joshua Fredenburg, a nationally acclaimed speaker, media commentator, leadership/diversity consultant, relationship expert and author of five books, will be presenting “Fundamentals of Resiliency.” Fredenburg is known for his dynamic speeches with inspirational messages and expert advice that leads to life changing results.
Students can apply to attend at TedxFordhamU through a short form on the event’s website. The form must be filled out by Nov. 3 at 11:59 p.m.