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Wednesday, October 16 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Harnessing the Power of Music for Social Change

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Music is a critical component of social movements everywhere in the world, facilitating change in unique and compelling ways. From the civil rights’ movement to the Egyptian Revolution, music has been integral for igniting action and mobilizing people to harness their collective power. This panel of socially conscious musicians and activists examine the history, current hotspots and the future of music as a catalyst for social change.

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Interim Director, Georgetown University, Master of Arts in Conflict Resolution
Dr.Craig Zelizer is the Interim Director of the Georgetown MA in Conflict Resolution Program and the Founder/CEO of Peace and Collaborative Development Network, one of the global networks connecting over 34,000 individuals and organizations involved in social change, peacebuilding, development and related fields from around the globe. PCDN is based at 1776 in Washington, DC, one of the top business incubators in the world. | | He has been... Read More →
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Nusrat Durrani

Nusrat joined MTVN in 1996 and served in key business & creative roles, incl. launch of MTV.COM & creation of MTV World, Viacom’s global engine for content & innovation. He is GM/SVP. He produced award-winning live music series: The Music Experiment & The Best New Band in the World. Nusrat is the creator/Exec Prod/Co-Dir of Rebel Music, a 6-part doc series re young musicians/activists that are fighting injustice in turbulent parts of the... Read More →
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Jeb Gutelius

Jeb builds ideas into organizations, foundations and progressive companies; most often with musicians. He is currently collaborating with the band FUN. to build and grow The Ally Coalition.
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Mohamed Helmy

"Life is a journey, not a home" Mohamed is a serial entrepreneur, social entrepreneur, activist, investor. Involved in/started many businesses and projects in both the profit and the nonprofit worlds. MasterPeace Co-Founder/CEO; Co-owner/Advisor EWS Egypt, Country Coordinator - Dance4Life Egypt
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The Narcicyst, aka Yassin Alsalman:a musician/actor/multimedia artist who shared his work at TedEx, The Dubai Intl Film Fest, Melbourne Fest & Montreal Intl Jazz Fest. He performed in the Middle East, Europe & N America, sharing the stage w/hip-hop elite; rocking festivals, classrooms & global cinema. Acting roles incl Dubai’s City of Life, TV5’s Betes Humaines & Rise - his short film w/Ray Ban. Holds Masters/Media Studies, founded co. The... Read More →

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