Elif Shafak: The politics of fiction
Elif Shafak

http://www.ted.com Listening to stories widens the imagination; telling them lets us leap over cultural walls, embrace different experiences, feel what others feel. Elif Shafak builds on this simple idea to argue that fiction can overcome identity politics.TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conferen... Read more

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Elif Shafak: Elif Shafak: The politics of fiction

July 19, 2010 (about 4 years ago)

http://www.ted.com Listening to stories widens the imagination; telling them lets us leap over cultural walls, embrace different experiences, feel what others feel. Elif Shafak builds on this simple idea to argue that fiction can overcome identity politics.TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the...

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Hu Jintao: Promote Growth Through Win-Win Cooperation Speech

November 3, 2011 (over 2 years ago)

Hu Jintao, President of the People's Republic of China speaks at the 6th G20 event in Cannes, France. President Jintao addresses the many stresses on the economies around the world in 2011 and makes five recommendations to alleviate the strain and improve conditions in countries around the world.

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Source: China Daily

Charlie Chaplin: The 'Great Dictator' Speech

March 7, 1941 (over 73 years ago)

In his film, The Great Dictator, Charlie Chaplin gives a famous speech on the hope for humanity. The film was made and the speech thus written at the time of Hitler's rise to power in Nazi Germany, but its relevance is timeless.

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Mahmoud Abbas: Mahmoud Abbas' UN Speech Calling for a Palestinian State

September 23, 2011 (almost 3 years ago)

President of the Palestinian National Authority, Mahmoud Abbas speaks before the United Nations - calling for a Palestinian State.

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Source: Al Jazeera

Eleanor Roosevelt: The Struggle for Human Rights

September 28, 1948 (almost 66 years ago)

Following the abstention of four members of the Commission on Human Rights, Eleanor Roosevelt discusses the points of dissent to the recently completed draft of the Declaration of Human Rights.

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Eleanor Roosevelt: Adopting the Declaration of Human Rights

December 9, 1948 (over 65 years ago)

As chairperson of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights, Eleanor Roosevelt presents the Universal Declaration of Human Rights before the General Assembly.

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Gordon Brown: Global Ethic vs. National Interest

July 1, 2009 (about 5 years ago)

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown shares how national patriotism can come into terms with global unity through an interview with Chris Anderson.

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Source: TED

Barack Obama: The President in Prague

April 5, 2009 (over 5 years ago)

Barack Obama speaks in front of the people of Prague about his goal of a nuclear-weapon-free fraternity of countries in the nest four years and alongside it, his aim to produce clean and sustainable energy.

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Source: The White House

Sunitha Krishnan: Fighting Sex Slavery

November 1, 2009 (over 4 years ago)

In this powerful talk, Social activist Sunitha Krishnan tells us about modern-day slavery. She recounts stories of children who were victims of the sex trade and provides a history of her own ordeal. She asks from us, more than support, an acceptance of these people victimized by human trafficking.

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Source: TED

Irwin Redlener: Surviving a Nuclear Attack

February 1, 2008 (over 6 years ago)

Irwin Redlener talks about the reality of nuclear wars and how to survive a nuclear explosion.

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Source: TED

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