Tag: Global Issues

How do we build resilient communities against violence? | Joel Braunold | TEDxYouth@Wrigleyville

Joel Braunold asks and answers the most pivotal questions related to peace-building. Is a community absent of violence the same as a peaceful community? How can we ensure that if violence is stopped in a community that is stays away?...

/ September 18, 2019
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Billion Years | Natalie Janowski | TEDxYouth@SRDS

Natalie Sings an original song about the world and her dreams for the future. She sings about every day human struggles and how she wishes peace could spread throughout the planet. Natalie Janowski is a sophomore at Saddle River Day...

/ September 18, 2019
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The Helper: The untold stories of foreign domestic workers | Rachel Tam | TEDxCUHK

Rachel Tam is a legal case officer at PathFinders, an NGO that combines social work with legal support for vulnerable populations, in particular, pregnant foreign domestic workers and their children born in Hong Kong. In her talk "THE HELPER: The...

/ September 17, 2019
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Are we fit enough to survive? | Herbert Saurugg | TEDxDornbirn

Imagine the lights go out now - will it be funny or will it be scary? Herbert Saurugg, asks the audience the following question: Are we fit enough to survive a collapse of our supply chains? He also knows how...

/ September 17, 2019
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Cybersex Trafficking: Your Phone and Saving Children’s Lives | Philip Calvert | TEDxYYC

Hidden, just below the surface and in dark places, is a global menace that threatens the innocence of children. Where impunity and anonymity meet, a perfect storm called cybersex trafficking of children is brewing. See how the world’s largest anti-slavery...

/ September 17, 2019
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Pushing back against fake news | Sydni Zfira & Alana van Woerkom | TEDxPineCrestSchool

Sydni and Alana share strategies on how to spot fake news and how to push back against this phenomenon. Sydni Zfira is a member of the Pine Crest School class of 2020. Alana van Woerkom is a member of the...

/ September 17, 2019
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Beyond the matrix | Ralph Warren | TEDxUniversityOfSousse

Going beyond the matrix is not an easy task. We often need to break through the matrix to make an impact on the world. Perhaps the greatest element in the matrix is culture, and the more monolithic the culture, the...

/ September 17, 2019
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They Call me Shark Lady | Andrea Richey | TEDxCUHK

According to the Census and Statistic Department of Hong Kong, an average of 50,000 couples gets married annually. In Hong Kong, traditional Chinese practice dictates the serving of shark fin soup in wedding banquets to symbolise hopes for a long-lasting...

/ September 17, 2019
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How to travel ethically? | Innocent Mutanga | TEDxCUHK

Growing up in Zimbabwe at the tourist town of Hwange, being treated by tourists as ‘part of the landscape’, then later being finally able to be a tourist around Asia himself, Innocent Mutanga, in "How to travel ethically", outlines the...

/ September 17, 2019
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Raise your cultural identity to showcase the diversity of Hong Kong | Saya Kyzylbayeva | TEDxCUHK

Hong Kong is often considered to be a cosmopolitan city, where people from all around the world diverge and come together. Tourism for HK often advertises its acceptance towards ethnic minorities, as a cultural hub of acceptance and integration. But...

/ September 17, 2019
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Dive Inside to Find Yourself | Benita Chick | TEDxCUHK

Founder and CEO of local social enterprise Encompass HK, Benita Chick is an avid proponent of embracing diversity, and reducing inequality in HK. Benita is a strong advocate of LGBT rights, working as the Director of the International Day Against...

/ September 17, 2019
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Toilet revolution | Harald Gründl | TEDxDornbirn

The Blue Diversion Toilet was developed mainly because the problem with nitrogen in the waters is growing in Europe. Harald Gründl has been researching urine separation with EOOS since 2009 in collaboration with the Swiss Water Research Institute of the...

/ September 16, 2019
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Places of worship vs industries in Africa. | Zulkarnain Mohammed | TEDxIbnHaldunUniversity

Zulkarnain is trying to explain the idea behind the multiplication of places of worship comparing to industries in Africa. His interesting analysis and point of view are worthy to be shared. Zulkarnain Mohammed is a Ghanaian student, born in 1989...

/ September 16, 2019
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Seeking Celestial Eden, Protecting the space environment | Christopher Newman | TEDxWarwick

In recent years, we have seen a considerable resurgence of interest in space activities. In particular our understanding of what ‘can’ be achieved has been radically transformed by technological progress. Yet, the question of what ‘should’ be achieved is equally,...

/ September 16, 2019
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Investing in our future; Learning through loss | Cathrine Hermansen | TEDxStavanger

Growing up on the coast of Norway, our next speaker Cathrine Hermansen and her family have always been aware of both ocean’s beauty and it’s significance to our planet. As an investor, she also has a keen knowledge of the...

/ September 16, 2019
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How technology has advanced feminism in Pakistan | Ayesha Siddique Khan | TEDxGoodenoughCollege

Ayesha talks about the role of technology in bringing about a more equal and fair society, by empowering women and giving them platforms for free speech. She illustrates this through powerful examples, such as her role in changing the perception...

/ September 16, 2019
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Fake News is Killing People – Can You Stop It? | Govindraj Ethiraj | TEDxGateway

A study done by MIT earlier in 2018 of 126000 posts, tweeted three millions times showed false news travels faster, deeper and further than true news and what happens in a country where we have more than 500 millions subscribers...

/ September 16, 2019
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Breaking stereotypes about Syria | Laila Alhariri | TEDxTUBerlin

Originally from Syria, Laila Alhariri has been living in Germany for almost 7 years now and is currently finishing her medical studies at TU Dresden. When she first moved to Germany, it was nothing odd for people to ask where...

/ September 15, 2019
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The Issues Women in Science Face | Demilade Fayemiwo | TEDxUniversityofJohannesburg

Demilade explores the challenges of women in science. Dr Demilade is an engineer and consultant. She holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Johannesburg, an MSc in Environmental Engineering from the University of Pretoria, and a BSc...

/ September 15, 2019
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Agenda 2063: The Africa we want | Jesse Karanja | TEDxTUBerlin

Growing up in a middleclass Kenyan household, Jesse Mureu Karanja acquired a privileged education which allowed him to study abroad, travel the world, equipping him with life skills he would not have been exposed to back at home. He had...

/ September 15, 2019