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  • Behind the lies of Holocaust denial | Deborah Lipstadt

    “There are facts, there are opinions, and there are lies,” says historian Deborah Lipstadt, telling the remarkable story of her research into Holocaust deniers — and their deliberate distortion of history.

    CONKMay 24, 2017
    2,044 votes, average: 3.96 out of 52,044 votes, average: 3.96 out of 52,044 votes, average: 3.96 out of 52,044 votes, average: 3.96 out of 52,044 votes, average: 3.96 out of 5
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  • Science in service to the public good | Siddhartha Roy

    We give scientists and engineers great technical training, but we’re not as good at teaching ethical decision-making or building character. Take, for example, the environmental crisis that recently unfolded in Flint, Michigan — and the professionals there who did nothing to fix it.

    CONKMay 23, 2017
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  • How fake news does real harm | Stephanie Busari

    On April 14, 2014, the terrorist organization Boko Haram kidnapped more than 200 schoolgirls from the town of Chibok, Nigeria. Around the world, the crime became epitomized by the slogan #BringBackOurGirls — but in Nigeria, government officials called the crime a hoax, confusing and delaying any efforts to rescue the girls.

    CONKMay 19, 2017
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  • We should all be feminists | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

    We teach girls that they can have ambition, but not too much … to be successful, but not too successful, or they’ll threaten men, says author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. In this classic talk that started a worldwide conversation about feminism, Adichie asks that we begin to dream about and plan for a different, fairer world — of happier men and women who are truer to themselves.

    CONKMay 16, 2017
    5,837 votes, average: 1.34 out of 55,837 votes, average: 1.34 out of 55,837 votes, average: 1.34 out of 55,837 votes, average: 1.34 out of 55,837 votes, average: 1.34 out of 5
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  • Thoughts on humanity, fame and love | Shah Rukh Khan

    “I sell dreams, and I peddle love to millions of people,” says Shah Rukh Khan, Bollywood’s biggest star. In this charming, funny talk, Khan traces the arc of his life, showcases a few of his famous dance moves and shares hard-earned wisdom from a life spent in the spotlight.

    CONKMay 12, 2017
    17,143 votes, average: 4.92 out of 517,143 votes, average: 4.92 out of 517,143 votes, average: 4.92 out of 517,143 votes, average: 4.92 out of 517,143 votes, average: 4.92 out of 5
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  • Poetry, music and identity | Jorge Drexler

    (Full English subtitles are available for this talk — click the CC button in the bottom right of your screen to turn subtitles on.) One night in 2002, a friend gave Jorge Drexler the chorus to a song and challenged him to write the rest of it using a complex, poetic form known as the “Décima.” In this fascinating talk, Drexler examines the blended nature of identity, weaving together the history of the Décima with his own quest to write one.

    CONKMay 11, 2017
    674 votes, average: 4.61 out of 5674 votes, average: 4.61 out of 5674 votes, average: 4.61 out of 5674 votes, average: 4.61 out of 5674 votes, average: 4.61 out of 5
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  • 3 ways to plan for the (very) long term | Ari Wallach

    We increasingly make decisions based on short-term goals and gains — an approach that makes the future more uncertain and less safe. How can we learn to think about and plan for a better future in the long term … Ari Wallach shares three tactics for thinking beyond the immediate.

    CONKMay 8, 2017
    1,684 votes, average: 4.77 out of 51,684 votes, average: 4.77 out of 51,684 votes, average: 4.77 out of 51,684 votes, average: 4.77 out of 51,684 votes, average: 4.77 out of 5
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  • How we can find ourselves in data | Giorgia Lupi

    Giorgia Lupi uses data to tell human stories, adding nuance to numbers. In this charming talk, she shares how we can bring personality to data, visualizing even the mundane details of our daily lives and transforming the abstract and uncountable into something that can be seen, felt and directly reconnected to our lives.

    CONKMay 5, 2017
    734 votes, average: 4.60 out of 5734 votes, average: 4.60 out of 5734 votes, average: 4.60 out of 5734 votes, average: 4.60 out of 5734 votes, average: 4.60 out of 5
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  • The future we’re building — and boring | Elon Musk

    Elon Musk discusses his new project digging tunnels under LA, the latest from Tesla and SpaceX and his motivation for building a future on Mars in conversation with TED’s Head Curator, Chris Anderson.

    CONKMay 4, 2017
    9,702 votes, average: 4.94 out of 59,702 votes, average: 4.94 out of 59,702 votes, average: 4.94 out of 59,702 votes, average: 4.94 out of 59,702 votes, average: 4.94 out of 5
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  • How racism makes us sick | David R. Williams

    Why does race matter so profoundly for health? In this eye-opening talk, Williams presents evidence for how racism is producing a rigged system — and offers hopeful examples of programs across the US that are working to dismantle discrimination.

    CONKMay 3, 2017
    1,742 votes, average: 2.72 out of 51,742 votes, average: 2.72 out of 51,742 votes, average: 2.72 out of 51,742 votes, average: 2.72 out of 51,742 votes, average: 2.72 out of 5
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  • Political common ground in a polarized United States | Gretchen Carlson, David Brooks

    How can we bridge the gap between left and right to have a wiser, more connected political conversation? Journalist Gretchen Carlson and op-ed columnist David Brooks share insights on the tensions at the heart of American politics today — and where we can find common ground.

    CONKApril 28, 2017
    399 votes, average: 4.19 out of 5399 votes, average: 4.19 out of 5399 votes, average: 4.19 out of 5399 votes, average: 4.19 out of 5399 votes, average: 4.19 out of 5
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  • Why the only future worth building includes everyone | Pope Francis

    A single individual is enough for hope to exist, and that individual can be you, says His Holiness Pope Francis in this searing TED Talk delivered directly from Vatican City. In a hopeful message to people of all faiths, to those who have power as well as those who don’t, the spiritual leader provides illuminating commentary on the world as we currently find it and calls for equality, solidarity and tenderness to prevail.

    CONKApril 26, 2017
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  • Addiction is a disease. We should treat it like one | Michael Botticelli

    Only one in nine people in the United States gets the care and treatment they need for addiction and substance abuse. A former Director of National Drug Control Policy, Michael Botticelli is working to end this epidemic and treat people with addictions with kindness, compassion and fairness.

    CONKApril 22, 2017
    1,058 votes, average: 4.42 out of 51,058 votes, average: 4.42 out of 51,058 votes, average: 4.42 out of 51,058 votes, average: 4.42 out of 51,058 votes, average: 4.42 out of 5
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  • What we don’t know about mother’s milk | Katie Hinde

    Breast milk grows babies’ bodies, fuels neurodevelopment, provides essential immunofactors and safeguards against famine and disease — why, then, does science know more about tomatoes than mother’s milk? Katie Hinde shares insights into this complex, life-giving substance and discusses the major gaps scientific research still needs to fill so we can better understand it.

    CONKApril 20, 2017
    1,140 votes, average: 4.03 out of 51,140 votes, average: 4.03 out of 51,140 votes, average: 4.03 out of 51,140 votes, average: 4.03 out of 51,140 votes, average: 4.03 out of 5
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  • Asking for help is a strength, not a weakness | Michele L. Sullivan

    We all go through challenges — some you can see, most you can’t, says Michele L. Sullivan. In a talk about perspective, Sullivan shares stories full of wit and wisdom and reminds us that we’re all part of each other’s support systems.

    CONKApril 13, 2017
    1,611 votes, average: 4.84 out of 51,611 votes, average: 4.84 out of 51,611 votes, average: 4.84 out of 51,611 votes, average: 4.84 out of 51,611 votes, average: 4.84 out of 5
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  • What young women believe about their own sexual pleasure | Peggy Orenstein

    Why do girls feel empowered to engage in sexual activity but not to enjoy it? For three years, author Peggy Orenstein interviewed girls ages 15 to 20 about their attitudes toward and experiences of sex.

    CONKApril 6, 2017
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  • A burial practice that nourishes the planet | Caitlin Doughty

    Here’s a question we all have to answer sooner or later: What do you want to happen to your body when you die? Mortician and funeral director Caitlin Doughty explores new ways to prepare us for inevitable mortality.

    CONKApril 4, 2017
    1,439 votes, average: 4.70 out of 51,439 votes, average: 4.70 out of 51,439 votes, average: 4.70 out of 51,439 votes, average: 4.70 out of 51,439 votes, average: 4.70 out of 5
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  • Why women should tell the stories of humanity | Jude Kelly

    For many centuries (and for many reasons) critically acclaimed creative genius has generally come from a male perspective. As theater director Jude Kelly points out in this passionately reasoned talk, that skew affects how we interpret even non-fictional women’s stories and rights.

    CONKMarch 31, 2017
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