First-Year Dialogue

The FALL 2014 First Year Common Reading:
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope 

For more information about the i2e Dialogue, read our brochure. Check out the YouTube Video introducing you to the book or learn more about William Kamkwamba, the author, who will also serve as the 2014 Convocation Speaker.


First Year Dialogue Talk featuring William Kamkwamba

Thursday, August 25, 2014
Pfizer Auditorium
4pm to 5pm, talk and Q&A
5pm to 5:30pm, reception

William Kamkwamba is the co-author of The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope, the story of how he achieved his dream of bringing electricity, light, and the promise of a better life to his family and his Malawi village. An accomplished speaker, Kamkwamba has addressed audiences at the 2008 World Economic Forum, multiple times at TED, and at schools and universities across the globe.

Join the School of Engineering community to hear from Kamkwamba about working through obstacles and challenges, embracing failure, using your knowledge to change and empower your community, and what it means to develop technologies in energy.

Open to all students, faculty and staff with NYU ID.

Unable to make the talk? Check out this story by one of our GreenHouse Mavens.

For more information or questions regarding the i2e Dialogue events, please contact the Office of Student Activities by email or call 718-260-3800.