We asked our upcoming speakers a series of questions to get to know them a little better in advance of their presentation. In this post, we’re featuring Bhagirath Khatiwada, advocate for refugees and immigrants.
What was your reaction when you learned you were chosen as a speaker for TEDxAM18?
I was very excited and challenged when I learned that I was chosen as a speaker for TEDxAM18.
Who is an inspiration or mentor who has influenced your work?
My family members, including my wife and mom, are my inspiration who have influenced my work.
What is your favorite TED or TEDx Talk and why?
My favorite TED Talk is Dan Pallotta on “The way we think about charity is dead wrong” because he has clarity in his talk with no broken thread. As a result, he was successful in keeping the audience engaged throughout the talk.
How does what you wanted to be when you grew up compare with what you’re doing today?
There is still a dichotomy in what I wanted to be when I grew up and what I am doing today. I thought to be a doctor when I was a kid and I ended up working in the field of education.
If you could pick one person to present a TED talk, who would you choose? Why?
If I could pick up one person to present my TED Talk, I would choose my wife because no other is more honest about the strengths and weaknesses of my talk than her.
You can see (and meet) Bhagirath Khatiwada when he presents at the TEDxAmoskeagMillyard event on June 2, 2018. Register now.
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