Becky Anderson

Managing Editor and Anchor, CNN Abu Dhabi

United Arab Emirates

Becky Anderson is one of CNN International's highest profile anchors. She hosts "Connect the World with Becky Anderson.”Anderson is based in CNN's Abu Dhabi bureau, allowing her a distinctive regional perspective on some of today's most important news stories, including the deepening humanitarian crisis in Syria and the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian peace process.Anderson is a skilled interviewer, adept at close questioning and has interviewed many of the world's leading politicians, decision-makers & thought-leaders, including most recently President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey, Lebanon’s Prime Minister Tammam Salam and President Beji Caid Essebsi of Tunisia. She is equally at home quizzing the world's A-listers, including George Clooney and Oprah Winfrey.Anderson has extensive business journalism experience including posts with the UK's ITN, CNBC Europe and Bloomberg. She began her career in journalism as a print reporter with various business publications, after gaining a Master of Mass Communication from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University.

07 October, 03:15 pm - 04:00 pm
MEET THE MENTOR
MEET THE MENTOR
How can access to technology revolutionize the way students learn?
As an education scientist, Sugata Mitra tackles some of the greatest problems of education.. In a series of real-life experiments from New Delhi to South Africa to Italy, he gave kids self-supervised access to the web and saw results that could revolutionize how we think about teaching.
Keywords: Innovation
Speakers

Sugata Mitra

Professor of Educational Technology at the School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences

Moderators

Becky Anderson

United Arab Emirates

Managing Editor and Anchor, CNN Abu Dhabi

07 October, 01:15 pm - 02:00 pm
MEET THE MENTOR
Applying the Science of Passion in the Classroom
What is the role of passion in helping teachers be both happy and successful?
Daniel Lerner believes that passion is the key to integrating excellence and wellbeing. The catch? We need to choose right type of passion. In this Meet the Mentor session, Lerner will discuss how to distinguish the healthy from unhealthy, and how to put the fascinating emerging research in the field of passion into action for the benefit of both teachers and students.
Keywords: Professional Development
Speakers

Daniel Lerner

Clinical Instructor, New York University

Moderators

Becky Anderson

United Arab Emirates

Managing Editor and Anchor, CNN Abu Dhabi