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Northeastern University faculty member Melissa Ferrick, Visiting Professor of the Practice in the CAMD Department of Music, will be performing at an upcoming TEDx Cambridge talk on Morality and Altruism, with speakers Max Krasnow and Bethany Burum. The talk will take place on Wednesday, September 25 from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at the WBUR CitySpace. The TEDx Cambridge events showcase the remarkable innovation, creativity, and inspiration found within the region and beyond, and highlight ideas that inspire people to change their lives and communities.

“I’m thrilled to be a part of the upcoming TEDx salon in Cambridge at WBUR’s brand new performance venue, ‘City Space,’” said Professor Ferrick. “The topic for the evening is Morality and Altruism. My job is to choose songs that speak to the topic; to create a through-line. The lecturers for the evening will be Dr. Krasnow, a evolutionary psychologist, and Dr. Burum, a social psychologist. This TEDx will prove to be one of deep thought and deep connection. My hope is that the event will challenge each of us to reflect on the frequency of our selfless acts as well as to reflect on the state of our moral stances.”

Ferrick is an award winning songwriter, producer, and performer, who has released 17 albums over the last 25 years. She performs regularly at speaking engagements and other events, and as a new faculty member this fall, will now be bringing her expertise and talent to Northeastern University’s Music Department.