Simon Initiative Distinguished Lecture Series

  • Gates&Hillman Centers
  • Rashid Auditorium 4401
Distinguished Lecture Series

Education Reimagined

Chances are if you haven’t completed an online tutorial from the Khan Academy, you know someone who has. For his work to bring access to free education resources to “anyone, anywhere,” the Heinz Family Foundation has chosen Sal Khan to receive a 2014 Heinz Award.

While in Pittsburgh, Mr. Khan will deliver a lecture at Carnegie Mellon University explaining why he left his lucrative career as a hedge fund analyst to devote his full attention to what began as a hobby designing online educational math videos and practice exercises for family friends and cousins. Today, the Khan Academy reaches over 10 million unique students per month.

Khan has been featured on the cover of Forbes Magazine and has been recognized as one of TIME Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People in the World."

The Simon Initiative Speakers Series is a new forum for thought leaders focused on both incremental scientific advancement and disruptive innovation in education. Learn about The Simon Initiative.