Luiz Gonzalez

Luis Gonzalez is a sophomore from Mexico majoring in Political Science. In his first year, Luis learned random phrases in different languages as a way to start conversations with people. From there, he learned the importance of conversation in diverse communities such as this university. In his talk, Luis explores how we can use conversation in […]

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Saba Najeeb

Currently a Social Science instructor at NYU Abu Dhabi, Saba has over 7 years of experience in the financial industry and incorporates her experience into her teaching in an effort to bridge the gap between academia and the corporate world. Holder of BSc Honors in Finance and Banking, Alumni of the NYU School of Professional […]

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Thaddeus Stegall

Thaddeus currently serves as Residential College Director at NYU Abu Dhabi, where he directs all aspects of the programs and services for the A2 Residential College, housing the first year student population. His talk on Creating Vision: Patience, Wisdom, and a Preference for the People will explore the concept of vision, the power it holds, […]

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Mohammad Ali

Mohammad Ali is a freshman at NYU Abu Dhabi from Pakistan, majoring in Legal studies and Philosophy. Ali has also done a lot of social work for women’s empowerment, transgender rights and the inclusion of people with mental and physical disabilities. He is passionate about uplifting socially marginalized groups and establishing equality in society. Ali’s […]

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Armaghan Khan

Armaghan is a Pakistani engineer by profession, but an artist by heart. He has grown up in Pakistan with an interest in theater from a young age. He has directed, acted, and produced over 25 internationally and nationally staged theatrical productions in his lifetime. Over the same years, he has also had a speech impediment […]

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Dr. Birga Shumpe

No pain – no gain! Have you ever wondered why chocolate seems more scrumptious when you are on a diet? Come find out from our speaker Dr. Birga M. Schumpe, a psychology researcher at NYUAD. Dr. Schumpe earned her degree in Germany, where she also worked as a clinical psychologist for several years allowing her […]

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Nat Launder

Nat Launder is a sophomore at New York University Abu Dhabi majoring in Biology with a specialization in Brain and Cognitive Science and a minor in Psychology. In her talk Invisible Injuries – when a concussion is more than ‘just a concussion’ – Nat will speak about the difficulties she faced and insights she gained […]

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Farzan Khan

  Farzan Ahmad Khan is currently a senior at New York University Abu Dhabi studying Electrical Engineering and a proud member of the NYUAD Cricket Team. He has made the most out of his time at the university by serving as a Residential Assistant, leading student interest groups and serving as a Senator as part […]

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Gabrielle Flores

  Gaby Flores is currently a senior at New York University of Abu Dhabi studying literature and creative writing, while continuing to share her love for music with people as one of Howler Radio’s DJs. During her TEDx talk, Gaby will finally reveal the secrets to her award-winning, homegrown comedy… and how it became her […]

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Waseem Gulam

  Waseem is a sophomore, born and raised in Kenya. A passionate dancer and food enthusiast, he plans to major in Psychology and minor in Film and Theatre. In his talk, Waseem will share his experience of being a mixed race in a homogeneous community. He discusses how biracial identities challenge society’s inherent tendency to […]

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