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Speakers in 2022

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Krzysztof Banach

Former Head of the Exhibition Department at the State Museum at Majdanek

Historian and museologist currently working with the POLIN Museum in Warsaw. Between 2012-2019 he was the Head of the Exhibition Department at the State Museum at Majdanek. In 2019-2021 he worked in the Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw as the director of the JHI Press. Curator, author of exhibition scenarios and catalogues, researcher interested in the post war Holocaust narratives in Polish museums.

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Never Again? Series

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Colinne S. Bartel

CEO AC Innovation

Colinne S. Bartel is the owner of Truffle Time, a subsidiary of AC Innovation GmbH. AC Innovation serves as a marketing and business development catalyst for entrepreneurs. As chief project manager, Ms. Bartel was responsible for capital expenditures and acquisition integration for an Advent International portfolio company that executed one of the fastest growing telecommunications buy & build projects in Europe.

After finalizing her MBA and a research trip in East Africa in 2002, Colinne joined McKinsey & Company. Ms. Bartel holds a B.A. in Political Science from University of California, Los Angeles, an M.A. in International Relations from the Claremont Graduate School and a dual MBA in Strategy and Finance from The Peter F. Drucker School of Management and the EDHEC Business School. Her passions are sports, the arts and cultural exchange.

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Dr. María Magdalena Campos-Pons

Internationally Renowned Artist, Cornelius Vanderbilt Endowed Chair of Fine Arts, founder of Intermittent Rivers, a Biennial Project in Matanzas, Cuba, and founder for the Engine for Art Democracy and Justice (EADJ), a trans-institutional initiative with Vanderbilt University, Fisk University, Frist Art Museum, and Millions of Conversations

María Magdalena Campos-Pons is an artist and the Cornelius Vanderbilt Endowed Chair of Fine Arts at Vanderbilt University. She is the founder for the Engine for Art, Democracy, and Justice (EADJ) program at Vanderbilt University, and she is the founder for Intermittent Rivers, a biennial project in Matanzas, Cuba. Campos-Pons has had solo exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Indianapolis Museum of Art, and the National Gallery of Canada, among other distinguished institutions. She has participated in the 49th Venice Biennial, the 55th Venice Biennial, and Documenta 14.

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Image is Everything Series

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Kate Daudy

UK Multi-Media Artist, Named as one of the top 1,000 most influential people in the UK by the Evening Standard, Named by Louis Vuitton has one of the 200 visionaries who define our age

Daudy is a London-based visual artist recognised for her work exploring and re-evaluating the human experience in the context of the natural world. Known for her written interventions in public and private spaces, Daudy’s work is based on an ancient Chinese literati practice. Although disruptive, her work is full of optimism; current world circumstances seem dire, but the future remains in our hands. Previous highlights include exhibitions for Saatchi Gallery, South Bank Centre and St Paul’s Cathedral in London. Globally, Daudy has exhibited in Granada, Madrid, New York, Palermo, Paris and Jordan.

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Dakota Russell

Executive Director-Heart Mountain Interpretive Center

Dakota Russell is Executive Director of the Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation. Previously, Russell spent fifteen years with Missouri State Parks and Historic Sites, where his work in interpretation and cultural resource management took him everywhere from Native American village sites to frontier homesteads to Civil War battlefields. Russell believes that history benefits from a plurality of voices, and throughout his career has worked to ensure that diverse viewpoints and the stories of marginalized groups are better represented on the cultural landscape.

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Never Again Series

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Prof. Gretchen Selcke

Vanderbilt University-Center for Latin American, Caribbean, and Latinx Studies

Professor Gretchen Selcke is the Assistant Director of Center for Latin American, Caribbean, and Latinx Studies at Vanderbilt University. Her research interests include Latinx literature and culture, Afro Hispanic literature, and Latinx entrepreneurship. Currently, she is completing a book-length manuscript on contemporary Latinx narratives. As a Library Dean’s Fellow for the Manuel Zapata Olivella Special Collections Correspondence at the Jean and Alexander Heard Library at Vanderbilt, she helped create an online exhibit of representative correspondence and documents from four linear feet of Zapata Olivella’s personal archives. Professor Selcke is the Secretary/Treasurer of the Latinx Studies Section of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA). In addition, she serves on the editorial board of the Afro-Hispanic Review.

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Never Again Series

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Kate Sweeney

Founder and Director, Perspective

Based in London, Kate Sweeney’s career in the contemporary art world has spanned over 25 years and includes international experience in a multitude of countries, predominantly within the UK, Europe, USA and Middle East. She began her career at Sotheby’s New York in the Impressionist and Modern Art Department before becoming an independent art advisor for various corporations, design firms, institutions, and private collectors.

Kate founded Perspective in 2005, where she and her team have led collaborative efforts with artists, architects, and multi-disciplinary teams. Projects include the curation and site-specific commissioning of art within a variety of real estate developments, such as corporate, healthcare, leisure, mixed-use, residential, and public spaces.
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