Who We Are

 Barry Schwartz BARRY SCHWARTZ – Dorwin P. Cartwright Professor of Social Theory and Social Action. Author of The Paradox of Choice: Why More is Less, Schwartz’s work explores the social and psychological effects of free-market economic institutions on moral, social, and civic concerns. In his new book Practical Wisdom, he and co-author Kenneth Sharpe argue that without such wisdom, neither detailed rules nor clever incentives will be enough to solve the problems we face.
 Michael Xu MICHAEL XU ’12 – Political Science major, Religion minor. From Chengdu, China. ENTP. Loves Tech, Backpacking, Languages, Poker, Meditation, Soccer, Photography, Food, Live Music and of course, TED. You can reach him at michael[at]tedx.swarthmore.edu.
 Walker Stole WALKER STOLE ’12 – An economics major and psychology minor from Livingston, Montana. He is a member of the club soccer team, and is an avid rock climber, fly fisherman, and snowboarder. You can reach him at walker[at]tedx.swarthmore.edu.
 Julia Karpat JULIA KARPATI ’13 – An Economics and Political Science double major from Berlin, Germany and Hanoi, Vietnam. Passionate about international development issues, social entrepreneurship, and the role of the arts in recovering cultural identity and healing in post-conflict societies. Loves books, travel, technology, visual arts, and languages. You can reach her at julia[at]tedx.swarthmore.edu.
 Nimesh Ghimire NIMESH GHIMIRE ’15 – Nimesh is a freshman from Nepal, and co-founder of Empowering Asia and TEDxKathmandu (Nepal’s first TED inspired project.) His interest areas are youth leadership, (social) innovation, entrepreneurship and sustainability. You can reach him at nimesh[at]tedx.swarthmore.edu.

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