Pushing borders: Skateboarding in Palestine | Maen Hammad | TEDxMSU – W/Evaluation Form

Pushing borders: Skateboarding in Palestine | Maen Hammad | TEDxMSU

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Maen Hammad didn’t expect to start a social movement when he traveled to the West Bank – but after engaging with the youth and community, he saw a need for engagement. He tells the story of how, armed with his skateboard (an unlikely tool!) he connected with a new generation.

Maen’s main professional and academic interests focus on the many interactions, most especially, at the personal level, of international affairs. As a proud alumnus of MSU, his expertise revolves around the Middle East and North Africa as he is pursuing his Master’s at George Washington University. He is enthusiastic about independent filmmaking and photojournalism in hopes to document the human effect of international conflict.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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