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TEDxDirigo: RISE State Theatre, Portland, Maine

Anjali Appadurai "Radical" Youth and Global Politics

  • 2012

Born in India and raised in Canada, Anjali began to explore ideas of social justice while in high school. She started by working with the Canadian Red Cross, then went on to attend the United World College in New Mexico, where she continued to explore ideas of international peace and equity with an international gathering of youth. Anjali is now a senior at College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, Maine, where she strives to connect her interests of development economics, global politics and trade law in one degree. As part of her academic journey, she has been heavily involved in youth participation in UN environmental politics. She has attended the UN climate change negotiations in Mexico and South Africa, and will be attending again this year in Qatar as a youth delegate. She is a part of the budding youth organization ‘Earth in Brackets’, with whom she is focusing on mobilizing international youth to unite in the UN forum.

College of the Atlantic is a small, unique institution focusing on experiential, interdisciplinary learning and Human Ecology.