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Tenzin Seldon

Tenzin Seldon

Conference Speaker for the Gandhi-King Global Initiative (GKGI) Conference: The Uplift of All: Gandhi, King, and the Global Struggle for Freedom and Justice; October 11-13, 2019


Tenzin is the founder of Kinstep, a social enterprise platform that connects immigrants to safe and steady jobs. She also is the Senior Advisor, Board Member of Earth's Call Foundation, in partnership with Lever for Change, which is deploying 100 million for solutions to climate crisis. Tenzin graduated top of her class at Stanford University, followed by University of Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar. Tenzin has spent her career advocating for disenfranchised communities, leading Climate Justice League chapters around the US, working on negotiations with Israel and Palestine, and, most recently, at the United Nations Regional Office of Asia and the Pacific. She was a visiting lecturer at Rangsit University and University of California, Berkeley. Tenzin’s work has been recognized around the world: as a Forbes30 Under 30 honoree and Forbes magazine "Most Likely to Impact the Next Century," World Economic Forum Global Shaper, a Harry S. Truman Scholar, and one of OZY Magazine’s “5 Civil-Rights Leaders for a New Generation. In 2018, she received the 21st Century Icon Awards by the London Stock Exchange. Most recently, she was honored at United Nations as an Innovative Disrupter.


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