One of my favorite parts of local and national travel is speaking with students, teachers, professors, policy people, and parents. It’s fun to connect the dots—to talk about how large-scale population growth in African cities will transform elections in the U.S. and Europe; why The Great British Baking Show is the most popular television show in the world; and the reasons why students in the old coal mining region of eastern Kentucky taught me how to think about the former Roma village of Oriahovitsa, Bulgaria. I love it when well-educated people and curious students ask to speak with me after the speech to say, simply, “I never looked at the world that way before.”

Below, a list of speeches, lectures and appearances from 2019, before the pandemic in 2020, and some earlier work:

  • India Teacher Outreach Project
    South Asia Center, The University of Pennsylvania, June 2020 (scheduled to be live, replaced by video).


  • The Whole World in Their Hands
    Ashoka University, near New Delhi, India, January 2020.

  • Discovering Personal Identity as the Core of Global Education
    Global Education Conference, online, November 2019. https://vimeo.com/376833830

  • UNESCO Global Media and Information Literacy Week
    Gothenburg, Sweden, September 2019.

  • Global Education and World Peace Pax et Bellum
    Dept. of Peace & Conflict Resolution, Uppsala Universitet, Uppsala, Sweden, September 2019.

  • Salto Para o Futuro (Jump to the Future)
    TV Escola educational broadcaster, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, July 2019. https://vimeo.com/363945458

  • Global Learning and Media Responsibility
    Roquette Pinto / TV Escola educational broadcaster, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, July 2019.


  • Global Learning and Global Citizenship
    School Eliezer Max, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, July 2019.

  • ComKIDS / Prix Jeunesse Latin America
    Sāo Paulo, Brazil, July 2019.

  • English Language College
    Universidad Nacional de Asunción, Paraguay, July 2019.

  • Positive Education Summit with Eisenhower Fellows
    University of Pennsylvania - Philadelphia, June, 2019.

  • Global Film Theory Lecture
    University of Pennsylvania, April, 2019 - Philadelphia, April, 2019.

  • From Carmen Sandiego to Kids on Earth
    Universidad ORT Uruguay, Montevideo - March 2019.  https://vimeo.com/363946052

  • ECA Lecture
    Escola de Comuniações e Artes (School of Communications and Arts), Sāo Paulo, Brazil, March 2019. https://vimeo.com/363945540

  • 21st Century Kids on Earth
    SUNY Geneseo alumni lecture, Geneseo, NY, March 2019. https://vimeo.com/322447180

  • Featured Speaker
    Children’s Media Association, NYC, February 2019. https://vimeo.com/318929980

  • Kids on Earth: The Next Normal
    Children’s Media Conference, Sheffield, England, July 2018.

  • Global Citizenship Workshop / Kids on Earth
    University of Maryland School of Public Health, College Park, April 2018.

  • Keynote: Global EdCon2018
    District of Columbia Public Schools, Washington, DC, October 2018.

  • From Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego? to Kids on Earth
    Global Education Conference, online, 2017. https://vimeo.com/243560773

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