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“Harmony & Discord”: Roundup of TEDWomen, Session 5

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Kiran Bedi‘s campaign to bring mindfulness to prisons was expressed in one amazing photo: 1,000 prisoners meditating in one room.

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Sheikha Al Mayassa (live via satellite from TEDxDoha) on cultural development in the Middle East: It must be done organically, from within the region.

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Naomi Klein: “Our underlying assumption of limitlessness makes it possible for us to take the risks we do.”

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Jody Williams shares stories of the sacrifices social justice activists have made for their work.

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Jacqueline Novogratz says male violence and cruelty has roots in disempowerment.

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Suheir Hammad recites “What I Will”

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Shirin Neshat: “The women of Iran, historically, seem to embody the country’s political transformations.”

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Phyllis Rodriguez‘s son perished on 9/11. Aicha El-Wafi‘s son has been accused of being “the 20th hijacker.” They stand together on the TEDWomen stage.

(Photos: James Duncan Davidson)