The Power and Perils of the Millennial Mind
As a youth activist The New York Times once called “the youngest old guy in the room,” Ronan Farrow has years of experience bridging the divide between old school institutions – from the US government to major corporations – and a restless generation empowered by rapidly changing technology. Using examples and moving personal stories drawn from around the world, Farrow takes an affecting, rebellious look at the “dos” and “don’ts” of connecting with the next generation.
Building the Modern Humanitarian and Global Citizen
Too many organizations adopt splashy causes and fail to affect meaningful change – and too many people are left disillusioned and skeptical of their ability to make a difference. Ronan Farrow has witnessed the worst and the best of humanitarian and development efforts. He looks at how to confront the uncertainty and presents powerful illustrations of organizations and individuals revitalizing themselves as global citizens who are willing to take action on the world’s greatest challenges.
An Evening with Ronan Farrow: Growing Up Mixed-Race, In the Spotlight, and Advocating for Change
Ronan Farrow’s upbringing was anything but ordinary. He talks about his lessons learned – funny, dark and everything in between - growing up one of fourteen siblings, adopted from all over the world, in a tumultuous home. He shares poignant stories of how he saw the world's problems through a very personal lens, as many of his siblings came from some of the darkest corners of the world, and how life at home helped shape his global views and inspired him to be an advocate for change.
Ronan Farrow breaks major story in the New Yorker
After a 10-month investigation, award-winning journalist Ronan Farrow broke a major story in The New Yorker: “From Aggressive Overtures to Sexual Assault: Harvey Weinstein’s Accusers Tell Their Stories.” An in-depth piece that shares the stories of multiple women who were assaulted by the film executive, The New Yorker piece is a lightning rod for the important conversation surrounding workplace harassment and abuse of power. Farrow’s initial article was followed up with two other crucial New Yorker pieces, “Harvey Weinstein’s Army of Spies” and "Harvey Weinstein's Secret Settlements," chronicling the media mogul’s efforts to suppress allegations of harassment and assault. Farrow has shed light on the sobering details surrounding the Weinstein story in interviews on NPR, Rachel Maddow and ABC This Week, providing powerful commentary on his reporting and its implications and covering topics as crucial and varied as abuse of power, ongoing allegations of sexual harassment across the country, the standards of journalism, and more.Watch Ronan Farrow on Rachel Maddow >>
Ronan Farrow shines a spotlight on #Undercovered stories
As an NBC News investigative correspondent, Ronan Farrow dives into the world’s most compelling, under-reported stories as the founder and front man of the Today Show’s “Undercovered.” A fascinating series that combines traditional journalism with innovative crowd-sourced story selection, Ronan takes suggestions from viewers who have a story they think needs more coverage and dives in with true investigative-style reporting. Having shed light on everything from new approaches to battling heroin addiction, to the dark side of the movie industry and toxic chemicals found in California’s water supply, Farrow has an uncanny ability to capture the heart of a story, drawing out the personalities, facts and impacts of issues that go largely unnoticed in mainstream news. With a clear and engaging reporting style, Farrow’s messages speak to a wide audience. As one viewer recently tweeted: “@RonanFarrow when I expect 100% , you give me 200%. Great report!”Watch Ronan Farrow's latest Undercovered segment >>
Global Citizens of the World Community: What and How Matters
As global community and global citizenship develops, The World Economic Forum identified new “Skills for the 21st-Century” including cultural awareness, adaptability and curiosity. These HWA Speakers are global citizens who are working to build the world community not only by what they do, but how they do it.Learn more about some HWA speakers inspiring global citizenship >>
Up Close and Personal with Ronan Farrow
An influential journalist and an award-winning voice of the Millennial generation RONAN FARROW dropped by HWA recently and we met the man behind the spotlight. Ronan shared personal stories from his life and career - from lessons learned in a multi-cultural/multi-race family of 14 to having a first-hand and very personal understanding of the disenfranchised, to the people and experiences that shaped his spirit for public service - our team was engaged and inspired by all that he shared.Watch Ronan's HWA Chat
Ronan Farrow is an influential voice in government and media, helping traditional institutions address the frustrations – and tap the promise – of a new generation. Forbes Magazine has twice named him one of the “30 Under 30” most influential people in law and policy, a contest he has gone on to judge. New York Magazine has named him “activist of the year.” Esquire magazine recently named him the man of his year of birth. He has received numerous human rights awards, including Refugees International’s McCall-Pierpaoli Humanitarian Award for “extraordinary service to refugees and displaced people”.
His speeches on the struggles of young people he’s worked with around the world as well as his own childhood growing up amidst a high profile Hollywood scandal have been selected among NPR’s “Greatest Commencement Speeches Ever” and Huffington Post’s top ten speeches of the year.
As an NBC News anchor and investigative reporter, Farrow founded and fronts the Today Show’s “#Undercovered” series, combining traditional reporting with innovative crowd-sourced story selection. He has also anchored an MSNBC cable news program, Ronan Farrow Daily. He has written about human rights and foreign policy for The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal and other publications.
Farrow served as a State Department diplomat in Afghanistan and Pakistan, and reported to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as the United States’ first special adviser for global youth during the Arab Spring revolutions. He has also served as spokesperson for youth at UNICEF in Nigeria, Angola, and the Darfur region of Sudan, and appeared as an expert witness before the US Congressional human rights caucus.
Farrow achieved early notoriety as a child prodigy, starting college at 11 years old. He is a Yale Law School educated attorney and a member of the New York Bar, and attended Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar. He is the author of the forthcoming Pandora’s Box: How America Creates Its Own Enemies from Penguin Press.