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Last night in the TED office: War StoriesLast night in the TED office: War Stories

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

War isn’t easy to talk about. TED’s Juliet Blake knows this first-hand — she is the daughter of German Jews who never spoke about the war that wiped out so many members of their family. And yet, that devastation is exactly why it is so important to have conversations about the worst of human experiences. […]

Technology

Drones, warfare, science fiction and cybercrime. A conversation with P.W. SingerDrones, warfare, science fiction and cybercrime. A conversation with P.W. Singer

Posted By TED Guest Author

PW Singer studies the future of warfare. A political scientist specializing in international relations, he’s the author of the bestselling Wired for War, which explores the evolution of robotics in armed conflict; Children at War, about the spreading use of child soldiers; and the forthcoming Cyber Security and Cyber War: What Everyone Needs to Know. He is a senior fellow […]

Culture

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 […]

Live from TEDGlobal 2013

Quoted: “Kill Decision” author Daniel Suarez talks lethal autonomyQuoted: “Kill Decision” author Daniel Suarez talks lethal autonomy

Posted By Helen Walters

Daniel Suarez is a former systems consultant turned novelist who will speak in session two at TEDGlobal 2013. Officially subtitled “Those Flying Things,” this is unofficially known as the drone session, and it will feature various speakers tackling the topic of unmanned aerial vehicles. For his part, Suarez will expound on some of the themes he […]

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

An uphill battle to reclaim “jihad”: A Q&A with Bobby Ghosh

Posted By Thu-Huong Ha

TIME Editor-at-Large Bobby Ghosh covers global affairs and the Middle East. For five years he served as the magazine’s Baghdad bureau chief and, by the end of his tenure, was the longest serving print journalist in Iraq. Most recently Ghosh wrote a cover story on Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi, arguably the most important man in […]

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 […]

Technology

How can you help push for fair trade cell phones?How can you help push for fair trade cell phones?

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

Bandi Mbubi has conflicting feelings about his cell phone. On the one hand, Mbubi — who fled his native country, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, as a student activist fearing for his safety — has seen firsthand the ability of cell phones to connect people in the formerly cut-off part of the world. In […]

Global Issues

Investigating foreign fighter groups in Syria: A Q&A with Shyam Sankar and Brian FishmanInvestigating foreign fighter groups in Syria: A Q&A with Shyam Sankar and Brian Fishman

Posted By Thu-Huong Ha

Shyam Sankar isn’t satisfied with the current state of data analysis. In his recent TEDTalk, “The rise of human-computer cooperation,” Sankar explained why we have a responsibility to create computer programs that drive human-centered decisions, rather than trying to supplant them with computer-centered data processing. In his talk, Sankar — the Director of Forward Deployed Engineering at […]

Art

6 stunning photos from Giles Duley6 stunning photos from Giles Duley

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

When Giles Duley left behind life as a music and fashion photographer and began criss-crossing the globe, photographing forgotten people — those with mental illness, living on the streets, residing in refugee camps and surviving in the crossfire of war — he felt a certain level of separation from his subjects. But then something happened […]

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, […]