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The Upside of Transparency: Session 9 at TEDGlobal2012

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Geo-strategist and author Parag Khanna has put together this session, which promises to be enlightening, thought-provoking, and perhaps just a little bit scary. Read our Q&A with Khanna to get his take on why he’s invited these speakers to the TED stage. And, get ready.

In this session:

Sanjay Pradhan is vice president of the World Bank Institute, helping leaders in developing countries learn skills for reform, development, and good governance.

A lawyer by training and a techie by inclination, Beth Noveck works to build data transparency into government.

Heather Brooke campaigns for freedom of information one secret document at a time.

In the talk that’s likely to put the wind up us all, Marc Goodman will tell of his work to prevent future crimes and acts of terrorism, even those security threats not yet invented.

At the Design Museum in London, director Deyan Sudjic champions design as art — and as an economic and political force.