The NBC correspondent, human rights activist, and lawyer will visit Elon Law in downtown Greensboro at 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 15, 2016, to deliver "The Power and Perils of the Millennial Mind."
Limited seating remains for an Elon Law evening program in mid November featuring Ronan Farrow, whose activism and investigative journalism have given a voice to the Millenial Generation.
“The Power and Perils of the Millennial Mind”
November 15, 2016
6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Elon Law (201 N. Greene Street, Greensboro)
THE LECTURE IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE COMMUNITY.
Farrow is an influential voice in government and media, helping traditional institutions address the frustrations – and tap the promise – of a new generation. Forbes Magazine has twice named him one of the “30 Under 30” most influential people in law and policy, and New York Magazine has named him “activist of the year.” He has received numerous human rights awards, including Refugees International’s McCall-Pierpaoli Humanitarian Award for “extraordinary service to refugees and displaced people”.
His speeches on the struggles of young people he’s worked with around the world as well as his own childhood growing up amidst a high profile Hollywood scandal have been selected among NPR’s “Greatest Commencement Speeches Ever” and Huffington Post’s top ten speeches of the year.
As an NBC News anchor and investigative reporter, Farrow founded and fronts the Today Show’s “#Undercovered” series, combining traditional reporting with crowd-sourced story selection. He has also anchored an MSNBC cable news program, Ronan Farrow Daily. He has written about human rights and foreign policy for The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal and other publications.
Farrow served as a State Department diplomat in Afghanistan and Pakistan, and reported to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as the United States’ first special adviser for global youth during the Arab Spring revolutions. He has also served as spokesperson for youth at UNICEF in Nigeria, Angola, and the Darfur region of Sudan, and appeared as an expert witness before the US Congressional human rights caucus.
Farrow achieved early notoriety as a child prodigy, starting college at 11 years old. He is a Yale Law School educated attorney and a member of the New York Bar, and attended Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar.
He is the author of the forthcoming “Pandora’s Box: How America Creates Its Own Enemies” from Penguin Press.
About the Series
The Distinguished Leadership Lecture Series presented by The Joseph M. Bryan Foundation is an integral part of Elon Law’s commitment to learning, lawyering and leadership. Endowed through a generous gift from The Joseph M. Bryan Foundation of Greensboro, N.C., the Distinguished Leadership Lecture Series brings accomplished leaders from a variety of disciplines to Elon to share their experiences and perspectives with students and faculty.