Announcing Ronan Farrow as Host of Startup Showcase - Social Impact, For-Profit

Written by Ariel Miller | Thursday, Sep 25, 2014
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We are excited to announce that Ronan Farrow will be emceeing the SXSW Eco Startup Showcase: Social Impact, For-profit category. This exciting pitch competition features presentations from top early stage companies from around the world that are set to drive environmental and social progress in the coming years.

Ronan Farrow is the host of “Ronan Farrow Daily” – weekdays at 1 p.m. ET on MSNBC. Farrow, a writer, human rights lawyer, and former government official also contributes to and across the platforms of NBC News. Prior to joining MSNBC, Farrow was a foreign policy official in the first Obama administration. He founded the State Department’s Office of Global Youth Issues and reported to the Secretary of State as the United States' first Special Adviser for Global Youth during the Arab Spring revolutions. He also served for two years as a US diplomat focused on the conflict in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Farrow has written about human rights and foreign policy for the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Wall Street Journal and other publications. Writing for the Wall Street Journal in 2006, he was among the first to report on the role of Chinese investments in fueling the Darfur conflict, a piece that helped spark a major international divestment campaign. He has also appeared as a frequent commentator on major television networks and as an expert witness before the U.S. Congressional Human Rights Caucus.

Farrow is a graduate of Yale Law School and a member of the New York Bar. He conducted doctoral research at Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. Follow him on twitter @RonanFarrow.

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