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Global Issues

Further reading on China’s investment in Africa … and what it meansFurther reading on China’s investment in Africa … and what it means

Posted By Alex Gallafent

In today’s talk, Zambian-born economist Dambisa Moyo describes how China’s growing presence in Africa is challenging a centuries-old tenet of Western political thought.   For more than 200 years, Moyo argues, liberal democracy has ruled the roost. Particularly in the West, it’s long been considered the political system most likely to deliver economic success and […]

Technology

The internet, the perfect tool for the surveillance state? Further reading (and watching) on the state of digital privacyThe internet, the perfect tool for the surveillance state? Further reading (and watching) on the state of digital privacy

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

“We already knew this.” “It’s necessary for the War on Terror.” “Other countries are doing it too.” “But I have nothing to hide.” These are the most common reasons people express for not feeling outrage over the revelations this year that the United States’ National Security Agency has been involved in widespread surveillance. In today’s […]

Live from TEDGlobal 2013

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 […]