Tag: global issues

Future China: A Peaceful Power? | Yunling Zhang | TEDxKFAS

Translator: Jaegun Lee Reviewer: Denise RQ Ladies and gentlemen, it is my great pleasure to talk about China because China is really a great focus. Wherever you go, they talk about China. Great attention. Why? I think, number one: China is too fast. Three decades ago, when China started its reform, nobody projected that China […]

The revolutionary power of diverse thought | Elif Shafak

“Can you taste words?” It was a question that caught me by surprise. This summer, I was giving a talk at a literary festival, and afterwards, as I was signing books, a teenage girl came with her friend, and this is what she asked me. I told her that some people experience an overlap in […]

How to bring affordable, sustainable electricity to Africa | Rose M. Mutiso

So right now, nearly one billion people globally don’t have access to electricity in their homes. And in sub-Saharan Africa, more than half of the population remain in the dark. So you probably all know this image from NASA. There’s a name for this darkness. It’s called “energy poverty,” and it has massive implications for […]

Myriam Sidibe: The simple power of handwashing

So imagine that a plane is about to crash with 250 children and babies, and if you knew how to stop that, would you? Now imagine that 60 planes full of babies under five crash every single day. That’s the number of kids that never make it to their fifth birthday. 6.6 million children never […]

Robert Neuwirth: The power of the informal economy

Translator: Joseph Geni Reviewer: Morton Bast In System D, this is a store, and what I mean by that is that this is a photograph I took in Makoko, shantytown in Lagos, Nigeria. It’s built over the lagoon, and there are no streets where there can be stores to shop, and so the store comes […]

Animal factories and the abuse of power: Wayne Pacelle at TEDxManhattan

Translator: Katarina Ericson Reviewer: Denise RQ Thank you Laurie, and thank you Diane for inviting me, and thank you all organizers for including the impact on animals when we’re talking about food and agriculture. As Laurie mentioned, I feel very privileged to serve The Humane Society of the United States. This is our logo, and […]

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