Global Issues

Foreign Policy releases its list of the 100 Top Global Thinkers, including 17 TED speakers

Foreign Policy magazine has picked its annual list of the 100 Top Global Thinkers and, nestled among their ranks, are many a TED Speaker. Below, watch the talks from those who appear on the 2012 list, as well as what number on the list they occupy.

3. Bill Clinton talks “rebuilding Rwanda” and Hillary Clinton makes a surprise appearance at TEDWomen

4. Sebastian Thrun reveals “Google’s driverless car

5. Bill Gates talks “Innovating to zero,” shares how “State budgets are breaking US schools” and thinks about “Mosquitos, malaria and education,” while Melinda Gates says “Let’s put birth control back on the agenda

11. James Hansen shares “Why I must speak out about climate change

26. Ai Weiwei sent us a TED Talk, even though he was detained in his house

31. Sheryl Sandberg on “Why we have too few women leaders

37. Daphne Koller shows “What we’re learning from online education

51. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala on “aid versus trade

55. Michael Sandel talks about “The lost art of democratic debate” and asks “What’s the right thing to do?

58. Bjorn Lomborg shares “Global priorities bigger than climate change

62. Esther Duflo pilots “Social experiments to fight poverty

65. Paul Romer on “Why the world needs charter cities” and reveals “The world’s first

84. Beth Noveck urges us to “Demand a more open-source government

95. Jonathan Zittrain views “The web as random acts of kindness

98. Jonathan Haidt charts “The moral roots of liberals and conservatives” and expounds on “Religion, evolution and ecstasy of self-transcendence