Future Tense Fiction: online discussion of “Speaker”
February 4, 2021
10:00 am – 11:00 am Mountain / – Eastern
February 4, 2021
Join us for an online discussion with Simon Brown, the author of the short story “Speaker” — published through Future Tense Fiction as part of a series on Learning Futures — and Dr. Iveta Silova, professor and director of the Center for the Advanced Studies in Global Education at ASU. Dr. Punya Mishra, Associate Dean of Scholarship and Innovation at Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, will moderate the conversation.
For more information: Contact Enrique Borges, firstname.lastname@example.org 480-795-7863
Associate Dean of Scholarship and Innovation
Punya Mishra is an educator, researcher, designer, artist, and professional dilettante interested in life, the universe and everything. He is particularly keen on shoehorning Douglas Adams’ book titles into his bio statement. You can find him at @punyamishra and punyamishra.com
Simon Brown is a writer of speculative fiction and has been writing for nearly fifty years. He has completed around 60 short stories made into two collections, and eight novels that have been published globally. Simon has also worked as a journalist and most recently as a senior communications officer for UnitingCare Australia. Brown currently lives in Johannesburg, South Africa. Learn more about him at: https://simonbrown.co/
Dr. Iveta Silova
Dr. Iveta Silova is professor and director of the Center for the Advanced Studies in Global Education at Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at ASU. Born and raised in Soviet Latvia, Professor Silova has a unique first-hand experience of the events leading up to the breakdown of the Soviet Union. Since then, she has been fascinated with learning how different countries have responded to postsocialist transformations and globalization. More recently, Professor Silova has engaged in research that examines how our current ‘modernist’ education paradigm is implicated in the climate crisis. Learn more about Dr. Silova here.