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The failure of leadership in politics: George Papandreou at TEDGlobal 2013The failure of leadership in politics: George Papandreou at TEDGlobal 2013

Posted By Helen Walters

The former Prime Minister of Greece, George Papandreou, takes the stage as the first speaker at TEDGlobal 2013. It’s already been a long morning, with a few dozen protesters earlier objecting to his presence in Edinburgh outside  the conference center. And Papandreou cuts something of a pensive figure as he tells us he’s set to give […]

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Moments of Truth: The speakers in Session 1 at TEDGlobal 2013Moments of Truth: The speakers in Session 1 at TEDGlobal 2013

Posted By Helen Walters

There’s a distinct sense of anticipation in the air here in Edinburgh, Scotland, as the lights are about to dim and we’re about to embark on the rollercoaster ride that is a TEDGlobal conference. The first session of the week, “Moments of Truth” tackles several difficult issues, including economic austerity, environmentalism, feminism and terrorism. Here […]

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Responding to the petition to disinvite George Papandreou from TEDGlobal

Posted By Tedstaff

An online petition was posted early this past weekend, asking that “the TEDGlobal conference organizers remove George Papandreou from the speakers list.” Papandreou is the former prime minister of Greece. He was prime minister in 2009, when the euro crisis flared up. Under pressure from the markets and from Greek citizens protesting harsh austerity measures, he resigned […]