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An independent diplomat: Carne Ross on TED.com

Posted by: Tedstaff

After 15 years in the British diplomatic corps, Carne Ross became a “freelance diplomat,” running a bold nonprofit that gives small, developing and yet-unrecognized nations a voice in international relations. At the BIF-5 conference, he calls for a new kind of diplomacy that gives voice to small countries, that works with changing boundaries and that welcomes innovation.(Recorded at BIF-5, October 2009 in Providence, Rhode Island. Duration: 20:38)

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Comments (1)

  • Michelle Rosenthal commented on Jan 1 2012

    Can a smart Tedster establish a Global Peace Index Improvement Consultation and Counselling Service to provide a 1:1counseling to world leaders as to how they can improve the peacefulness of their country? Looking at all aspects of how the score was derived the leader then can make an improvement plan. I got this idea from the Ted Talk by Carne Ross called an independent diplomat. I think most people believed that politics is not our area of expertise and we leave it up to the experts to decide these matters but they may be making very fatal mistakes and we all have to help steer humanity in the right direction or we will pay the consequences. We must make time to think about this no matter what our field of expertise is or how young or how old we are we can have a positive impact on this. See:
    http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/en/carne_ross_an_independent_diplomat.html
    Once we analyze what is going on we can make a plan of action. I have hundreds of them listed if anyone takes the time to read them then to help make them a reality we may end all war or at least greatly reduce it. Please see all of the blogs that I made after being inspired by Carne Ross’s Ted Talk and Geremy Gilly’s One Day Of Peace Ted Talk. I am trying to get a global truce to be voted on in the UN by 9/21/12 where all leaders order their armed forces to cease fire all around the world. We can do it but humanity needs all of our help to stop all war. Please think about what you can do to help end all war and get a resolution to be submitted into the united nations to be voted upon to end all war and sign a global truce once and for all. http://www.internationalpeaceandconflict.org/profiles/blogs/a-blog-of-all-my-blogs-and-contests-and-scholarships
    Michelle