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How marathons can heal communities: 5 incredible storiesHow marathons can heal communities: 5 incredible stories

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

Yes, a marathon is about running 26.2 miles. But as May El-Khalil describes in today’s talk, a marathon can also be about so much more — a chance for people to come together and celebrate the human spirit. El-Khalil is the founder of the Beirut Marathon and, in this talk, she describes how a personal […]

Culture

Befriending foes: Talks on setting aside traditional hostilitiesBefriending foes: Talks on setting aside traditional hostilities

Posted By Morton Bast

In today’s talk, Eli Beer explains how United Hatzalah, his organization of ambucycle-riding volunteer emergency medical responders, has shaved critical minutes off of the average emergency response time — first in Jerusalem, then throughout Israel, and now in several countries around the world. The core mission of United Hatzalah (which is Hebrew for “rescue”) is […]

Global Issues

X marks the spot: This week’s TEDx TalksX marks the spot: This week’s TEDx Talks

Posted By Shirin Samimi-Moore

The paradox of finding peace in a war zone, and a way to make aid more effective — by decentralizing it and thus speeding it up. Each week, TEDx chooses four of our favorite talks, highlighting just a few of the enlightening speakers from the TEDx community and its diverse constellation of ideas worth spreading. […]

Global Issues

Video: ‘Why I organized a TEDx in Baghdad’Video: ‘Why I organized a TEDx in Baghdad’

Posted By Emily McManus

. In this exclusive (unedited) video from TEDxSummit this spring, Yahay Alabdeli tells a moving, personal story of returning to his home country, Iraq — and throwing a TEDx. In a city still recovering, still learning its true nature after years of oppression, the first TEDxBaghdad in 2011 celebrated ideas, connections, education, music. “My Baghdad […]

Global Issues

Playlist: 12 powerful talks on terrorismPlaylist: 12 powerful talks on terrorism

Posted By Elizabeth Jacobs

With just over a month to go before the 2012 presidential election, eyes around the world are on the United States. Will Americans vote to give Barack Obama another four years in the White House, or will the country opt for a turnabout and vote Mitt Romney into office? The election may well come down […]

Global Issues

8 great talks on war and peace8 great talks on war and peace

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

“Walls don’t work,” James Stavridis declared at TEDGlobal 2012. A highly accomplished Navy Admiral, Stavridis recalls 20th-century phenomena like trench warfare and the Berlin Wall. “Instead of building walls for security, we need to build bridges.” In his brass-tacks talk, Stavridis lays down a vision of “open-source security,” which he defines as “connecting the international, […]