Speakers TEDxAlmedalen 2014

Linn Livijn Wexell

Linn Livijn Wexell

Linn Livijn Wexell is an innovator and an activist with a passion for questions concerning human rights, especially youth empowerment and gender equality. She is a firm believer in communication as a facilitator and tool for social change which led her to the field of Digital Media. Last year she co-founded a creative collective. Their most recent project, #notonappstore is a visual critique of the digital aspect of our everyday lives. It has spread to more than 50 different countries, generating in a big conversation around current social behaviours.

Baker Karim

Baker Karim

Baker Karim has been described as one of the people with most influence over the future of Swedish feature film production. Through his role as feature film commissioner at the Swedish Film Institute he wants to give Swedish feature films a new period of greatness and sees it as his task to find new voices within Swedish film. Baker Karim has a background as a director, editor, screen writer and camera man. With his short movie “Malcolm” from 2002 he competed in Cannes Film Festival and was nominated for the price “Best Swedish short film” at Guldbaggegalan.

Zeenat Rahman

Zeenat Rahman

Zeenat Rahman works as U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry’s Special Adviser on Global Youth Issues. Her focus has been to incorporate youth voices into critical debates that help shape global affairs. She collaborates with over 50 Youth Councils scattered all over the globe with acchieve a positive development for the world’s youth. She speaks about the importance of youth leadership in promoting civic engagement and harmony between diverse communities. During Zeenat Rahman career, she has been active to promote leadership and interfaith dialogue in downtown Chicago.

Navid Modiri

Navid Modiri

Navid Modiri is an artist, writer and a highly appreciated lecturer, on creativity. His basic thesis is simple: everything that exists today has been made up by someone, at some point, and our findings today will be here tomorrow. Navid Modiri has started the projects ”Sweden 3.0” and ”Oss alla” to create a more open and tolerant society. He has also been a tv-anchor and operated the blog ”365 saker att göra”. During the tv- and radio show Musikhjälpen 2013, Modiri won a golf round with the leader for the Swedish right-wing populist party Sweden Democrats, Jimmi Åkesson. Modiri wanted to give Åkesson “a round of golf with a Swedish guy with dark beard who love to ask tough questions, from the heart.” He is one of the hosts for Swedish Radio:s program ”Sommarpratarna” during the summer of 2014.

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Anna Hedenmo
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Anna Hedenmo is a Swedish journalist and tv-host, working for Swedish National Television. She is mostly known as the lead anchor for the news show Aktuellt but she has also led the Swedish Televison Election Night watch party, the news shows Rapport and Rapport Morgon, SVT Debatt, Godmorning Sweden and Agenda. During the spring of 2014 she hosts the interview show My truth. Hedenmo is one of Swedens most credible journalists and a television host known for straight communication and strong integrity.

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Kent Wisti
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Kent Wisti is a University campus priest, visual artist, cartoonist with training in psychotherapy, based in Malmö. His images often have an origin in the Bible stories but leaves interpretation preference to the spectator. As a priest and artist, he considers himself to have the same mission; to explain the dynamics of life. He has a long list of exhibitions at galleries and museums all over Sweden. In addition, Wisti has also written the book “Songs about strangers ‘home life’ while he draws satire drawings for the magazine OmVärlden. Wisti is a true multi-artist.

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