Last night at the TED office in New York, 2009 TED Fellow Rye Barcott stopped by to talk about his new book “It Happened on the Way to War,” a memoir about his concurrent experiences in war and peace. While deployed as a U.S. Marine in Bosnia, Iraq and the horn of Africa, he co-founded Carolina for Kibera, a NGO committed to developing leaders and affecting positive change from within one of Africa’s largest slums. Rye shared highlights from his new book and some of the community-building initiatives he’s working on in Kibera.
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Several members of the TED community appeared in the news this week. Below, some highlights: Yesterday marked the first-ever White House Maker Faire, which brought together 100 students, entrepreneurs, engineers and tinkerers from across the country. A 17-foot robotic giraffe attended, as did TED Fellows Jane Chen, David Lang, Manu Prakash and Jose Gomez-Marquez, plus […]
Chrystia Freeland, TEDGlobal 2013 speaker and the author of the book Plutocrats (read more about her talk), has announced her plan to run for political office in Toronto. She tells the Globe and Mail, “In my writing, my reporting and my thinking, I have come to feel that there is a really great challenge that […]