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Enmity is not inevitable: Trita Parsi at TEDGlobal 2013

Enmity is not inevitable: Trita Parsi at TEDGlobal 2013

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Today on the TEDGlobal stage, two days before election in Iran, political scientist Trita Parsi argues that the Israeli-Iranian conflict is resolvable because its nature is geopolitical, not ideological. To illustrate, Parsi quotes an Israeli prime minister: “Iran is Israel’s best friend, and we do not intend to change our position in relation to Tehran.” []

Visualizing the volunteers of TEDxTehran

Visualizing the volunteers of TEDxTehran

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At TEDxTehran, one volunteer is a gold medal swimmer. Another is a personal chef. Of the volunteers for this event, which will take place on February 14, 75% are bilingual. Meanwhile, 30% speak three languages. Organizer Sara Mohammadi decided to create a visualization, below, of the TEDxTehran volunteers because the process of interviewing them was []

4 efforts to diffuse conflict in Israel with art

4 efforts to diffuse conflict in Israel with art

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Israeli graphic designer Ronny Edry has always loved posting images on Facebook, most of them garnering just a few random likes from his friends. But on March 15, he posted an image that got a different kind of reaction. The image showed him holding his young daughter, an Israeli flag in her hand. In comic []