Got 15 minutes? Join us on #MentorTalks and you’ve got a mentor!

MentorTalks is a new, interactive event that puts exchange program alumni in touch with extraordinary mentors on a wide variety of topics.  The series runs on our Facebook page @internationalexchangealumni. You get a chance to learn a little about each mentor and their career, and then ask them questions on their topic, all in 15 minutes.

Storytelling is a powerful way to enhance understanding and be a catalyst for solutions on global issues. How can you tap into the creativity, strategy, and innovation needed for powerful storytelling? Entrepreneur, investor, theater artist, Zuckerberg Institute co-founder, mentor, and Fulbright alumnus Michael Littig discusses how you can identify, build, and share stories as part of your personal and professional life, and use those stories to create solutions on global issues.

Michael Littig
Mentor and Co-Founder, Zuckerberg Institute

Michael Littig is an entrepreneur, investor, theater artist, and co-founder of Zuckerberg Institute. Michael has built lasting partnerships through his work in community with The Office of the Dalai Lama, National Endowment of the Arts, UNHCR (United Nations High Council for Refugees), Save the Children, The US State Department, MET Opera, Theater Mitu, and as the co-founder of the Patrick Page Acting Studio and Congregation Coaching. He is the founder of the Great Globe Foundation, an organization dedicated to creating artistic exchange with artists across cultures, most notably with youth in the Dadaab Refugee Camp on the border of Somalia. Education: The University of Cincinnati (CCM), where he received the distinguished alumnus award for career excellence, and a Fulbright Scholar (Mongolia).


Previously, on MentorTalks...

Michael Littig, Zuckerberg Institute co-founder and Fulbright alumnus, talks about embracing the unknown - and how to tell a story to change culture and mindset.
Alice talks about how she went from working two jobs to taking the leap as a social impact entrepreneur, how Socialgiver is revolutionizing fundraising in Thailand, the impact of her exchange program experiences, creating partnerships, and using technology for change and sustainability.
Sarah Endline, during a recent visit to the Office of Alumni Affairs at the U.S. Department of State
Think mission and movement, not brand, says CBYX alumna and sweetriot founder Sarah Endline.
Nasser Jabber
Chef, arts envoy, storyteller, and social impact entrepreneur Nasser Jaber is on a mission, and he’s using food to accomplish his goals. Watch Nasser talk about the power of food, building communities, and cultural exchange.
Assistant Secretary Royce with Rhonda Binda
ACYPL exchange alumna Rhonda Binda, of Venture Smarter, joined us to talk about smart cities and public-private partnerships.
Kathryn Rose and Fran Pastore
Kathryn Rose and Fran Pastore, entrepreneurs and Global Entrepreneurship Summit alumni, spoke about business strategies and development, finding funding, and more.