January 2017 Director’s Fellows Updates

By Claudia Robaina, 5 months ago

Chess News talks about Maurice Ashley’s latest project of taking 3 Grand Masters players to a 18-week tour of Africa. Chess in Africa: The Miracle.

The work Ophelia Dahl and her Partners in Health co-founders Paul Farmer and Jim Yong Kim are the inspiration behind the independent film “Bending the Arc,” directed by Kief Davidson and Pedro Kos, which had its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival this year. Read more here.

Soccer Nation talks to Keisuke Honda about his new project to develop opportunities for U.S. youth through soccer.

Van Jones has a book coming out in fall: “Facing the Messy Truth” will be published by Ballantine. According to the publisher, the book will be a “manifesto” for taking action in a time of “collective political anxiety.”

Emily Becker, from A Plus writes about Sam Kass’s work and beliefs on “This Chef Believes The Secret To Improving Education Is Improving What We Feed Students.”

Nithya Nair, from India.com includes Viktoria Modesta on her article “11 women models who broke stereotypes with their courage in the fashion industry.” Read more here.

Alaa Murabit is selected as one of Forbes ‘30 under 30’ Healthcare list. Jacqueline Wilson from Canada’s Global News talks to Alaa about the exciting news.

Selena Larson, from ABC News talks to Tenzin Priyadarshi about the recently created Ethics and Governance of Artificial Intelligence Fund, and how the concept of immortality may be challenged with the creation of robots. Read full article here.