In October, William Dodd, Jr., a fraternity member at the University of Texas at Austin, flew to Reno, Nevada to give a TED talk at TEDxReno. As a college senior, Dodd was one of the youngest speakers in the conference’s lineup. But that didn’t stop him from bringing down the house, dropping the headset mic, and shooting a “check yourself” load right in the wrinkly face of every self-interested member of the U.S. Senate.
William is here to present a counterintuitive way to improve political discourse in Washington. William believes that the status quo has failed the American people, and that it is time for the United States Senate to reclaim its title as “the greatest deliberative body in the world.”
William Dodd, Jr. is a student at the University of Texas, Austin. He’s had a lifelong passion for American politics. He’s worked on Capitol Hill, moderated political debates and is the founder of a non-profit organization.
More specifically, Dodd believes that there is a certain entity present during congressional hearings that has led to a breakdown in productivity, and that, if said entity is removed, the U.S. Senate might return to its former glory. What is that entity? Watch his incredibly interesting TED talk to find out.
Way to be, Billy..
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