TEDxYouth@ASD

ASD's second annual TEDx event.

OUR SPEAKERS

Get to know the speakers at TEDxYouth@ASD 2018 and their talks

ASD STUDENT SPEAKERS

EXTERNAL SPEAKERS

  Dr. Paul Richards   ASD Superintendent   Dr. Paul Richards leads the American School of Dubai, having served as a Superintendent in Saudi Arabia, and a HS Principal in London and the Boston area. His dissertation was a study of the academic stress culture in high achieving schools. His personal passions including teaching about race and culture topics, and mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR).  Dr. Richards will speak to the importance and challenge of talking to young people about race and culture issues. He will make a case as to why it is more essential than ever for schools to facilitate this conversation, in order to prepare our graduates for life as a global citizen.

Dr. Paul Richards
ASD Superintendent

Dr. Paul Richards leads the American School of Dubai, having served as a Superintendent in Saudi Arabia, and a HS Principal in London and the Boston area. His dissertation was a study of the academic stress culture in high achieving schools. His personal passions including teaching about race and culture topics, and mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR).

Dr. Richards will speak to the importance and challenge of talking to young people about race and culture issues. He will make a case as to why it is more essential than ever for schools to facilitate this conversation, in order to prepare our graduates for life as a global citizen.

  Ms. Amanda Lee Falkenberg   Composer & Performer   Australian-born pianist Amanda Lee Falkenberg is an international award-winning composer who began her journey into composition through the hours spent in the ballet studio as dance accompanist with the Australian Ballet company. In 2004, she moved to Dubai, and has been composing for film, ballet, animation, TV, theatre and concert hall.   Music has the power to help tell a story and composer Amanda Lee Falkenberg will walk us through her creative process by showing how this is possible by combining a good dose of imagination with the careful crafting of music. Her latest project, THE MOONS, a multi-movement work, is inspired by the recent discoveries of moons in our solar system and is an example of her creative process which illustrates the blend of music with science. 

Ms. Amanda Lee Falkenberg
Composer & Performer

Australian-born pianist Amanda Lee Falkenberg is an international award-winning composer who began her journey into composition through the hours spent in the ballet studio as dance accompanist with the Australian Ballet company. In 2004, she moved to Dubai, and has been composing for film, ballet, animation, TV, theatre and concert hall. 

Music has the power to help tell a story and composer Amanda Lee Falkenberg will walk us through her creative process by showing how this is possible by combining a good dose of imagination with the careful crafting of music. Her latest project, THE MOONS, a multi-movement work, is inspired by the recent discoveries of moons in our solar system and is an example of her creative process which illustrates the blend of music with science. 

  Mrs. Amira Rashad   Entrepreneur, BulkWhiz CEO   Amira is the CEO of BulkWhiz, the first bulk grocery e-commerce platform in the Middle East, powered by home grown artificial intelligence. She was also recently the regional Head of Brand for Facebook Middle East, North Africa & Pakistan, working closely with leading global and regional companies as well as the startup and VC ecosystem. She has advised Fortune 500 companies as a senior consultant with Booz Allen Hamilton, and led teams at PepsiCo, Yahoo, Dun & Bradstreet, and Leo Burnett Advertising, while working in the U.S., Europe, Middle East and Africa. Amira holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, and is s a UK Foreign Office Chevening scholar.

Mrs. Amira Rashad
Entrepreneur, BulkWhiz CEO

Amira is the CEO of BulkWhiz, the first bulk grocery e-commerce platform in the Middle East, powered by home grown artificial intelligence. She was also recently the regional Head of Brand for Facebook Middle East, North Africa & Pakistan, working closely with leading global and regional companies as well as the startup and VC ecosystem. She has advised Fortune 500 companies as a senior consultant with Booz Allen Hamilton, and led teams at PepsiCo, Yahoo, Dun & Bradstreet, and Leo Burnett Advertising, while working in the U.S., Europe, Middle East and Africa. Amira holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, and is s a UK Foreign Office Chevening scholar.