Perkins Student Brandon Lazarus: HuffPost and TEDxSMU

Brandon Lazarus, a third-year M.Div. student at Perkins School of Theology, is featured in a Sept. 19, 2012, article in The Huffington Post: "47 Percenter Seminarian: Christianity Teaches That 'People Are Entitled to Food'."

Lazarus also is a speaker at TEDxSMU September 21, 2012.

The Lyle School of Engineering & Meadows School of the Arts present the TEDxSMU Hilltop conference from 1:00 - 5:00 pm at SMU’s Bob Hope Theater.TEDxSMU Hilltop Logo, Southern Methodist University

Event Leaders and Speakers include:


Alicia Booker, Graduate Student, Simmons School of Education & Human Development

Janielle Kastner, Senior, Meadows School of the Arts

Session One Speakers (in alphabetical order)

Adam Anderson, Student
Spoken Word

Willie Baronet, Faculty
Rethinking Home

Kate Canales, Staff
Empathy and Innovation

Erin Crosby, Staff & Alumni
The Bridge to Nowhere

Carl Dorvil, Alumni
The Four P's of Success 

Lane Johnson, Student
The Possible Efficacy of Psychotherapy in the Slowing of the Progression of Alzheimer's Disease

Brandon Lazarus, Student
It's Not What You Know, It's Who You Know

Tammy Nguyen Lee, Alumni
Starting My Movement

Katrina Leshan, Student

JSpear, Student

Ryszard Stroynowski, Faculty
Particle Physics -New World Waits for Discovery

Jaquai Wade, Alumni

Session Two Speakers (in alphabetical order)

Christopher Bhatti, Staff & Alumni
Benefit of Being Comfortable with the Uncomfortable

Christian Genco, Student
You should learn to program

Rick Halperin, Faculty
The Current Status of Human Rights

Hank Hammett, Faculty
Opera In and Out of the Box

Kevin Lavelle, Alumni
No = Go

Katrina Leshan, Student
A New Way of Looking at Music

Daniel Poku, Student

Isake Slaughter, Student
My Soul Cries

JSpear, Student

Jonathan Wentz, Student
Road to 2012 Paralympics

Ronald  Wetherington, Faculty
Turning Interdisciplinary Teaching Upside Down

About TEDxSMU:

Now in its fourth year, TEDxSMU is adding programs, expanding its audiences, and honing in on the most important piece of any TED program: the content. TEDxSMU offers inventive, brave, smart, funny, engaging and provocative presenters who will force audiences to, quite simply, re:think everything.

More information about TEDxSMU:

Heather J. Hankamer
Director of Operations, TEDxSMU & TEDxKids @SMU

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TEDxSMU 2012: Re:Think

TEDxKids @SMU | November 30, 2012

TEDxSMU | December 1, 2012

More information about Perkins School of Theology:

Connie L. Nelson
Director of Public Affairs and Alumni Relations