Elie Wiesel, David Axelrod, and special guests talk politics via Skype at the Conference of Nobel Laureates at 92Y
Last week, Skype had the privilege of once again joining forces with 92nd Street Y to facilitate powerful conversations among some of the world’s foremost intellectuals and business leaders. Specifically, The Conference of Nobel Laureates, hosted by 92Y and the Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity, used Skype video calling technology during the day-long discussions on world issues.
During the closed-door talks on October 6, Israeli Ambassador to the U.S., Michael Oren engaged in dialogue with Professor Wiesel and over 20 other participants. Coming in loud and clear via Skype video call, Ambassador Oren contributed his unique insights to a forum on Iran and the Middle East. With excellent audio and visual quality, the New York-based leaders talked with Oren as though he were in the room with them.
Later that evening, Elie Wiesel and David Axelrod, Senior Advisor to President Obama, engaged in a candid and compelling conversation in front of a packed audience at 92Y. Skype removed geographical barriers, allowing award-winning students from across the country to ask live questions of Wiesel and Axelrod.