Chris Abani: On the Stories of Africa

June 1, 2007 (almost 13 years ago)

In this talk, Chris Abani takes from his personal experiences to talk about transformation. He expounds on language, on stories that unbound the imagination and help us identify who we are as human beings.

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Carl Honore: Praising Slowness

July 1, 2005 (almost 15 years ago)

In this talk, journalist and author Carl Honore tells us about the Slow Movement. He discusses the need to slow things down from our everyday race so that we would get a much higher quality of life.

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Steven Pinker: On Language and Thought

July 1, 2005 (almost 15 years ago)

In this talk, Linguist Steven Pinker tells us about Language and Thought. He explains some technical aspects of language then deals with the more complex indirect speech. He further tells us that the way we use language reflects our thoughts and could be a window to understand ourselves better.

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Becky Blanton: The Year I Was Homeless

July 1, 2009 (almost 11 years ago)

Journalist Becky Blanton recounts how she chose to be homelss, fell into depressions and finally seeing hope, got back up again to write and live a more meaningful life.

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