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It’s about time to reimagine: The talks of Session 5 of TEDWomen 2016
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Dalia Mogahed hosts a powerful, challenging Session 5 of TEDWomen 2016: It’s About Time. (Photo: Marla Aufmuth / TED) “TED is about challenging convention and deepening our understanding of the world around us by considering, even for just a few moments, a radically different way to look at things,” says Dalia Mogahed, host of Session […]

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It’s time for a new story: The talks of Session 4 of TEDWomen 2016
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Ashley Judd speaks boldly about online gender violance — and what we can start doing to end it. She’s onstage at TEDWomen 2016 in San Francisco. Photo: Marla Aufmuth / TED In all of its formats, in all the ways we listen and watch, the media is extremely powerful in how it represents — or […]

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The urgency of intersectionality: Kimberlé Crenshaw speaks at TEDWomen 2016
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“When there’s no name for a problem, you can’t solve it,” says Kimberlé Crenshaw. She spoke at TEDWomen 2016 on October 27 in San Francisco. (Photo: Marla Aufmuth / TED) Michelle Cusseaux. Aura Russer. Tanisha Anderson. Mya Hall. Natasha McKenna. These are the names of but a few African-American women who were victims of police […]

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The time for equality is now: The talks of Session 3 of TEDWomen 2016
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When it comes to equality across race, class and gender: “None of us has time to sleep — we need to be woke as hell,” says Mia Birdsong, host of Session 3 of TEDWomen 2016. In an emotional, pointed session, seven speakers and one performer explored the painful realities of the present and offered hopeful […]

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In the lead-up to the presidential election, StoryCorps celebrates #WhoWeAre
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If you head to Google.com today, you might notice something interesting underneath the search bar: an invitation to watch a series of animations called #WhoWeAre. A collaboration between StoryCorps and Upworthy, with support from Steven Spielberg’s Righteous Persons Foundation and Delta Airlines, #WhoWeAre is designed to encourage people across the United States to reach out to others who’ve […]

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TED Fellows in the Field: Exploring Nairobi with “Blinky” Bill Sellanga
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Nairobi, Kenya is one of the undisputed hubs of creativity on the African continent — and TED Fellows are at the center of the action. They’re building global technology companies like Ushahidi and BRCK, making genre-busting music that draws on wide-ranging cultural influences and working with marginalized communities in Kenya to make sure their voices are […]

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TEDWomen update: Diana Nyad and EverWalk Nation
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At the age of 64, Diana Nyad became the first person to make the 110-mile swim from Havana to Key West without a shark cage. The swim took her 52 hours and 54 minutes to complete, a lifetime goal she had begun dreaming of in the late 1970s. She made her first attempt in 1978 at the age of 28. Then after […]

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One TED speaker becomes a college president, another designs a beautiful new perfume bottle …
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The TED community has been very busy over the past few weeks. Below, some newsy highlights. Wellesley has a new president. Dr. Paula Johnson, a longtime champion of women’s health and health policy, is Wellesley College’s 14th president. The celebrations surrounding her inauguration focused on the theme of Intersections; in her inauguration address, she reflected […]

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Larry Brilliant’s new book shows how pandemics can be eradicated
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In 1996, a potential pandemic could stay hidden for 167 days before being detected — but by 2009, that number was down to 23 days. Our pandemic detection technology has gotten much more sophisticated, as Larry Brilliant told us at TED2013, but there is still work to do. Photo: Ryan Lash/TED Epidemiologist Larry Brilliant remembers […]

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TEDWomen update: Wellesley inaugurates Dr. Paula Johnson
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Congratulations to TEDWomen 2013 speaker Dr. Paula Johnson who, earlier this month, was sworn in as the 14th president of Wellesley College. She is the first African-American president of the institution. President Paula Johnson received the charter, seal, and keys to the College. Photo: Richard Howard Dr. Johnson is a pioneer in looking at health […]

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Exploring our curiosity at TEDNYC: What Drives Us
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TED’s Science Curator David Biello hosts TEDNYC: What Drives Us, a night of talks in our New York City offices. (Photo: Ryan Lash / TED) We’re creatures of curiosity. Our impulse to explore and investigate has led us to incredible discoveries about the world around us and about ourselves. Despite our amazing advances, questions still abound: […]

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