Lift off - a lecture by Donovan Livingston

Donovan Livingstone

Donovan Livingston is a believer in the enormous opportunities that education provides, he inspires students, educators, and communities with his conviction that every child has the right to “lift off” and achieve their dreams.

Livingston is an award-winning educator, spoken word poet, and public speaker. In 2016, his Harvard Graduate School of Education convocation address “Lift Off” went viral, reaching over thirteen million views. And now you’ll have the chance to listen to him at our Bachelor’s Open Day.

Drawing on personal experiences as well as scholarship, Livingston examines the legacy of social inequalities in America’s school system and encourages educational reform as a means to greater change. An impassioned and dynamic speaker, he incorporates creative elements into his lectures such as spoken word poetry and audience collaboration. Livingston has earned master’s degrees from Columbia University and Harvard University, and is now a doctoral candidate at the University of North Carolina in Greensboro.

When and where
The lecture will take place from 15.00 - 16.00 at the Maastricht University Office, Minderbroedersberg 4-6 in Maastricht.

You have to sign up
If you want to attend this lecture, you have to sign up via the registration form. The number of seats is limited!

Ambassador Lecture Series
This lecture is part of the Ambassador Lecture Series. A group of UM students regularly organises lectures, inviting remarkable speakers to address the audience of Maastricht students. In recent years, these speakers included Tomislav Perko (‘How to travel the world with almost no money’), Jay Shetty (‘Build a life, not a resume’), former Dutch Minister for Development Cooperation Lilian Ploumen (founder of She Decides Fund), Eurogroup President Jeroen Dijsselbloem, Oscar Morales Guevara (Colombian activist), Ajmal Masroor (Britse Imam), Nicola Benyahia (founder of Families for Life), Karolina Dam (founder of Sons and Daughters of the World).