Cathleen Kaveny to discuss 'positive disruption' in unique TEDxChange webcast

Author: Michael O. Garvey

University of Notre Dame theologian and law professor Cathleen Kaveny will be among the speakers in a TEDxChange webcast discussion on the theme of “Positive Disruption” on Wednesday (April 3).

The 90-minute webcast, convened, hosted and moderated by Melinda Gates, co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, will be streamed live here beginning at noon EDT (9 a.m. PDT).

Kaveny, John P. Murphy Foundation Professor of Law and professor of theology at Notre Dame, will join a variegated group for a discussion of how, along with conflict, chaos, and potential danger, social disruption can also be a positive catalyst for change, and a potentially beneficial challenge to a global community.

Other participants in the TEDxChange will be: Halimatou Hima, a former UNICEF worker in her come country of Niger; Roger Thurow of the Chicago Council who was for 20 years a Wall Street Journal foreign correspondent based in Europe and Africa; Julie Dixon, deputy director of Georgetown University’s Center for Social Impact Communication; David Fasanya, a Nigerian-American performance artist and poet residing in Brooklyn, N.Y.; and Salim Shekh and Sikha Patra, two children from the slums of Calcutta.

TEDxChange is a partnership of TED and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, designed to act as a catalyst for global conversations on ideas worth spreading on health, development and education issues.

Originally published by Michael O. Garvey at on April 02, 2013.