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Chloé Valdary    

TED Speaker, Author, Developer of The Theory of Enchantment

Chloé Simone Valdary is an American writer and entrepreneur whose company 'Theory of Enchantment' teaches social and emotional learning in schools and diversity and inclusion in companies and government agencies.

Valdary founded a pro-Israel student group, Allies of Israel, while a student at the University of New Orleans. According to The Times of Israel, Valdary "garnered widespread attention" with an article she wrote in Tablet in which she argued that anti-Israel activists misappropriate the narrative of the Civil rights movement.

Valdary says that she became interested in Israel after viewing Freedom Writers, a 2007 film about a teacher who uses material about the Holocaust to help her inner-city students understand the racism they face in their own lives.

She served as a Robert L. Bartley Fellow and Tikvah fellow under journalist and political commentator Bret Stephens at The Wall Street Journal.

Valdary has written articles for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Atlantic magazine.

She also developed the conflict resolution program called the Theory of Enchantment, based on three main principles, namely (1) we are human beings, not political abstractions; (2) use criticism to uplift and empower, and not to tear down or destroy; and (3) lead with love and compassion.

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