World Savvy envisions a future where all people, young and old, are empathetic, civic-minded, engaged global citizens. Where they can collaborate across cultures, communicate across differences, and solve complex problems. And we believe this vision starts with education – with preparing a generation of empathetic and engaged young leaders ready to address complex, real-world challenges.

This year, in an engaging series of online conversations, we’re highlighting changemakers and thought leaders across sectors who share in this vision. They will inspire us all to know more, care more, and do more for a more sustainable, equitable, and peaceful world. In this six-part series, we’ll learn from journalists, activists, civic and nonprofit leaders, young changemakers, and more.

JOIN US for these FREE events in the coming year! And bring along a friend, book club buddy, work colleague or family member.

David Bornstein | September 22, 2021

7:30pm ET / 6:30pm CT / 5:30pm MT / 4:30pm PT | Online | Duration: 1 hour

World Savvy is thrilled to announce our second Changemakers Series Event with journalist, author, and Solutions Journalism co-founder David Bornstein! On September 22nd, David will sit down with World Savvy CEO and Co-founder Dana Mortenson to talk about his groundbreaking work with the Solutions Journalism Network.

World Savvy works to help young people know more, care more and do more to improve their communities and address global challenges, and David and his work with SJN are foundational assets to enable this change. His work re-imagines media and journalism as focused on the changemakers, the solutionaries and the individuals and groups charting a path for positive change. This trailblazing work in our current climate of polarization could not be more timely or critical for engaged citizenship.

David Bornstein is a co-founder of the Solutions Journalism Network, which seeks to legitimize and spread the practice of solutions journalism: rigorous reporting that examines responses to social problems. He has been a journalist for 26 years and currently co-authors the Fixes column in The New York Times. His books include How to Change the World: Social Entrepreneurs and the Power of New Ideas, The Price of a Dream: The Story of the Grameen Bank, and Social Entrepreneurship: What Everyone Needs to Know. He lives in New York.

Amanda Ripley | July 28th, 2021

7:30pm ET / 6:30pm CT / 5:30pm MT / 4:30pm PT | Online | Duration: 1 hour

Join investigative journalist and author Amanda Ripley as she sits down with World Savvy’s Dana Mortenson to discuss conflict, empathy, collaboration across differences, and how we can create a more peaceful, multicultural world.

Amanda Ripley is an investigative journalist for The Atlantic and other magazines and a New York Times bestselling author. She’s spent her career trying to make sense of complicated human mysteries, from what happens to our brains in a disaster to how some countries manage to educate virtually all their kids to think for themselves. Her first book, The Unthinkable: Who Survives When Disaster Strikes—and Why, was published in 15 countries and turned into a PBS documentary. Her next book, The Smartest Kids in the World—and How They Got That Way, was a New York Times bestseller. Amanda’s most recent book is High Conflict: Why We Get Trapped and How We Get Out, published by Simon & Schuster in April 2021.

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