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Kate Torgovnick May and Morton Bast

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Morton Bast comments, proofreads, fact-checks, moderates, reads, writes and reasons for TED.com. She has a B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis, a thirst for knowledge, and a medium-sized collection of Hello Kitty paraphernalia. She is also a New Yorker, for which there is no known cure.

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Can I help translate TEDx Talks if I only speak English? Yes. Meet Camille, an English language coordinator

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Can I help translate TEDx Talks if I only speak English? Yes. Meet Camille, an English language coordinator

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Camille Martinez is a native English speaker who’s fluent in Spanish. In her career, she’s run a language school, worked in medical translation and interpreting, and even started a translation company. But in TED’s Open Translation Project, Martinez occupies a key role: English Language Coordinator. She is one of a handful of volunteers who help []

Meet the family that’s translated 2,000 talks

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Meet the family that’s translated 2,000 talks

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The Open Translation Project has a global family of over 18,000 volunteers. But for the Dekkers — living in Sde Warburg, Israel — the OTP family isn’t a figure of speech. They’ve made translating TED Talks into Hebrew a true family affair. Husband and wife Ido and Tal Dekkers have worked on more than 2,000 []

In case you missed it: Day 4 of TEDGlobal 2014

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In case you missed it: Day 4 of TEDGlobal 2014

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TEDGlobal 2014 has wrapped up — here, some highlights from the last day of the conference. Onstage and online, it’s been a busy and fantastic Friday. Word spreads of Malala Yousafzai’s Nobel Peace Prize. Excitement was high at TEDGlobal this morning when the news came out that the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize had gone jointly to Pakistani education activist []

Fighters: A sneak peek of session 11 at TEDGlobal 2014

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Fighters: A sneak peek of session 11 at TEDGlobal 2014

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Where would we be without our fighters? This session pays tribute to the brave activists who are in the trenches working toward the things that matter. Making their impact through law, journalism and education, these speakers bring a fearsome and tireless dedication to the cause of human dignity. The speakers who’ll appear in this session: Kimberley Motley is the []

4 lessons from Brazilian gun and drug policy: Ilona Szabó de Carvalho at TEDGlobal 2014

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4 lessons from Brazilian gun and drug policy: Ilona Szabó de Carvalho at TEDGlobal 2014

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Twelve years ago, Ilona Szabó de Carvalho gave up her career as an investment banker to become a civil society diplomat. She wanted to create change in her native Brazil by focusing on two very pressing public concerns: drug policy and homicidal violence. Unfortunately, she says, “Latin America is ground zero for both.” Though many people questioned whether she []

Apply to be a 2014 TEDGlobal Fellow

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Last week on TED.com, origami-folding techniques transformed a 50-cent piece of paper into a fully functioning microscope, human DNA came tumbling out of a vending machine, and we got a look at how an industry is growing to help governments conduct surveillance on citizens. These fascinating talks have something neat in common: The speakers are []