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Why mayors have more chance of saving the world than global leaders do

Why mayors have more chance of saving the world than global leaders do

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The challenges we face in the 21st century are global in nature. Yet it often seems like we are woefully ill-equipped to address issues such as poverty, violence, security or public health with our large-scale political institutions. In this bold talk, Benjamin Barber suggests that we should transition away from nation states towards a system []

TED News in Brief: Edi Rama becomes prime minister of Albania, Human kaleidoscope wins award

TED News in Brief: Edi Rama becomes prime minister of Albania, Human kaleidoscope wins award

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The past two weeks have seen some fascinating TED-related news items. Below, highlights. As the mayor of Tirana, Albania, Edi Rama transformed his city into a multi-colored explosion of geometric pattern. (Watch his TED Talk.) The leader of Albania’s opposition Socialist Party, Rama has now been named the nation’s new Prime Minister following his party’s commanding win in []