Auret van Heerden: Making global labor fair

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Auret van Heerden: Making global labor fair

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FLA head Auret van Heerden talks about the next frontier of workers' rights -- globalized industries where no single national body can keep workers safe and protected. How can we keep our global supply chains honest? Van Heerden makes the business case for fair labor.

Aaron Huey: America's native prisoners of war

TEDxDU 2010

Aaron Huey: America's native prisoners of war

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Aaron Huey's effort to photograph poverty in America led him to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, where the struggle of the native Lakota people -- appalling, and largely ignored -- compelled him to refocus. Five years of work later, his haunting photos intertwine with a shocking history lesson.

Stefan Wolff: The path to ending ethnic conflicts

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Stefan Wolff: The path to ending ethnic conflicts

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Civil wars and ethnic conflicts have brought the world incredible suffering, but Stefan Wolff's figures show that, in the last 20 years, their number has steadily decreased. He extracts critical lessons from Northern Ireland, Liberia, Timor and more to show that leadership, diplomacy and institutional design are our three most effective weapons in waging peace.

Emily Pilloton: Teaching design for change

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Emily Pilloton: Teaching design for change

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Designer Emily Pilloton moved to rural Bertie County, in North Carolina, to engage in a bold experiment of design-led community transformation. She's teaching a design-build class called Studio H that engages high schoolers' minds and bodies while bringing smart design and new opportunities to the poorest county in the state.

Andrew Bird: A one-man orchestra of the imagination

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Andrew Bird: A one-man orchestra of the imagination

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Musical innovator Andrew Bird winds together his trademark violin technique with xylophone, vocals and sophisticated electronic looping. Add in his uncanny ability to whistle anything, and he becomes a riveting one-man orchestra.

Gero Miesenboeck: Re-engineering the brain

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Gero Miesenboeck: Re-engineering the brain

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In the quest to map the brain, many scientists have attempted the incredibly daunting task of recording the activity of each neuron. Gero Miesenboeck works backward -- manipulating specific neurons to figure out exactly what they do, through a series of stunning experiments that reengineer the way fruit flies percieve light.

Greg Stone: Saving the ocean one island at a time

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Greg Stone: Saving the ocean one island at a time

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Aboard Mission Blue, scientist Greg Stone tells the story of how he helped the Republic of Kiribati to create an enormous protected area in the middle of the Pacific -- protecting fish, sealife and perhaps the island nation itself.

David Bismark: E-voting without fraud

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David Bismark: E-voting without fraud

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David Bismark demos a new system for voting that contains a simple, verifiable way to prevent fraud and miscounting -- while keeping each person's vote secret.

Tom Chatfield: 7 ways games reward the brain

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Tom Chatfield: 7 ways games reward the brain

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We're bringing gameplay into more aspects of our lives, spending countless hours -- and real money -- exploring virtual worlds for imaginary treasures. Why? As Tom Chatfield shows, games are perfectly tuned to dole out rewards that engage the brain and keep us questing for more.

Miwa Matreyek: Glorious visions in animation and performance

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Miwa Matreyek: Glorious visions in animation and performance

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Using animation, projections and her own moving shadow, Miwa Matreyek performs a gorgeous, meditative piece about inner and outer discovery. Take a quiet 10 minutes and dive in. With music from Anna Oxygen, Mirah, Caroline Lufkin and Mileece.

Barton Seaver: Sustainable seafood? Let's get smart

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Barton Seaver: Sustainable seafood? Let's get smart

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Chef Barton Seaver presents a modern dilemma: Seafood is one of our healthier protein options, but overfishing is desperately harming our oceans. He suggests a simple way to keep fish on the dinner table that includes every mom's favorite adage -- "Eat your vegetables!"

Joseph Nye: Global power shifts

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Joseph Nye: Global power shifts

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Historian and diplomat Joseph Nye gives us the 30,000-foot view of the shifts in power between China and the US, and the global implications as economic, political and "soft" power shifts and moves around the globe.

Patrick Chappatte: The power of cartoons

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Patrick Chappatte: The power of cartoons

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In a series of witty punchlines, Patrick Chappatte makes a poignant case for the power of the humble cartoon. His projects in Lebanon, West Africa and Gaza show how, in the right hands, the pencil can illuminate serious issues and bring the most unlikely people together.

Heribert Watzke: The brain in your gut

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Heribert Watzke: The brain in your gut

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Did you know you have functioning neurons in your intestines -- about a hundred million of them? Food scientist Heribert Watzke tells us about the "hidden brain" in our gut and the surprising things it makes us feel.

Jessica Jackley: Poverty, money -- and love

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Jessica Jackley: Poverty, money -- and love

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What do you think of people in poverty? Maybe what Jessica Jackley once did: "they" need "our" help, in the form of a few coins in a jar. The co-founder of Kiva.org talks about how her attitude changed -- and how her work with microloans has brought new power to people who live on a few dollars a day.

Joel Burns: A message to gay teens: It gets better

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Joel Burns: A message to gay teens: It gets better

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In a courageous, intensely emotional talk at the city council in Fort Worth, Texas, councilman Joel Burns reaches out to the targets of teen bullying -- kids who are gay, perceived as gay, or just different -- with a vital message about their lives, and the harassment they face.

Ze Frank: My web playroom

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Ze Frank: My web playroom

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On the web, a new "Friend" may be just a click away, but true connection is harder to find and express. Ze Frank presents a medley of zany Internet toys that require deep participation -- and reward it with something more nourishing. You're invited, if you promise you'll share.

Natalie Jeremijenko: The art of the eco-mindshift

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Natalie Jeremijenko: The art of the eco-mindshift

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Natalie Jeremijenko's unusual lab puts art to work, and addresses environmental woes by combining engineering know-how with public art and a team of volunteers. These real-life experiments include: Walking tadpoles, texting "fish," planting fire-hydrant gardens and more.

Peter Haas: When bad engineering makes a natural disaster even worse

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Peter Haas: When bad engineering makes a natural disaster even worse

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What did the world learn from the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti in 2010? That shoddy buildings and bad planning can make a terrible situation even worse. "Haiti was not a natural disaster," says TED Fellow Peter Haas. "It was a disaster of engineering." The solution: Help builders on the ground get trained in modern engineering practices, so they can rebuild their country stronger, brick by brick.

Melinda Gates: What nonprofits can learn from Coca-Cola

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Melinda Gates: What nonprofits can learn from Coca-Cola

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Melinda Gates makes a provocative case: What can nonprofits learn from mega-corporations like Coca-Cola, whose global network of marketers and distributors ensures that every remote village wants -- and can get -- an ice-cold Coke? Maybe this model could work for distributing health care, vaccinations, sanitation, even condoms ...

Stefano Mancuso: The roots of plant intelligence

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Stefano Mancuso: The roots of plant intelligence

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Plants behave in some oddly intelligent ways: fighting predators, maximizing food opportunities ... But can we think of them as actually having a form of intelligence of their own? Italian botanist Stefano Mancuso presents intriguing evidence.

Stacey Kramer: The best gift I ever survived

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Stacey Kramer: The best gift I ever survived

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Stacey Kramer offers a moving, personal, 3-minute parable that shows how an unwanted experience -- frightening, traumatic, costly -- can turn out to be a priceless gift.

Barbara Block: Tagging tuna in the deep ocean

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Barbara Block: Tagging tuna in the deep ocean

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Tuna are ocean athletes -- fast, far-ranging predators whose habits we're just beginning to understand. Marine biologist Barbara Block fits tuna with tracking tags (complete with transponders) that record unprecedented amounts of data about these gorgeous, threatened fish and the ocean habitats they move through.

Tim Jackson: An economic reality check

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Tim Jackson: An economic reality check

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As the world faces recession, climate change, inequity and more, Tim Jackson delivers a piercing challenge to established economic principles, explaining how we might stop feeding the crises and start investing in our future.

Eben Bayer: Are mushrooms the new plastic?

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Eben Bayer: Are mushrooms the new plastic?

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Product designer Eben Bayer reveals his recipe for a new, fungus-based packaging material that protects fragile stuff like furniture, plasma screens -- and the environment.