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The Dinner Party: Session 3 at TED2012

Posted by: Helen Walters

In this session, TED is hosting a dinner party on stage, with various TED attendees and some speakers sitting on stage throughout. Seth Godin, Stewart Brand and Sir Ken Robinson are all primed and ready to jump in with discussion of those we are about to hear. Namely:

Rebecca Newberger Goldstein writes novels that explore questions of philosophy, morality and being. Steven Pinker studies human nature. Read about their Socratic dialogue >>

Julie Burstein is the brains behind PRI’s Studio 360, public radio’s premiere program about pop culture and the arts. Read about her thoughts on creativity after a decade of conversations with creative people >>

Atul Gawande is a surgeon and a public health journalist. His 2009 book, The Checklist Manifesto, explained how simple checklists can make a huge difference.  Read about his talk, a stirring call to fix medicine >>

Jonathan Haidt studies how — and why — we evolved to be moral. Author of The Happiness Hypothesis, his upcoming book, The Righteous Mind, will be published in March 2012. Read about his talk on transcendence >>

And we close with beautiful music from TED Fellow Meklit Hadero ..