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Kimberley Motley: How I defend the rule of law

Duration: 15:26

Every human deserves protection under their country’s laws — even when that law is forgotten or ignored. Sharing three cases from her international legal practice, Kimberley Motley, an American litigator practicing in Afghanistan and elsewhere, shows how a country’s own laws can bring both justice and “justness”: using the law for its intended purpose, to protect.

     
Kimberley Motley: How I defend the rule of law

Joy Sun: Should you donate differently?

Duration: 07:35

Technology allows us to give cash directly to the poorest people on the planet. Should we do it? In this thought-provoking talk, veteran aid worker Joy Sun explores two ways to help the poor.

     
Joy Sun: Should you donate differently?

Melissa Fleming: Let’s help refugees thrive, not just survive

Duration: 16:08

50 million people in the world today have been forcefully displaced from their home — a level not seen since WWII. Right now, more than 3 million Syrian refugees are seeking shelter in neighboring countries. In Lebanon, half of these refugees are children; only 20% are in school. Melissa Fleming of the UN's refugee agency calls on all of us to make sure that refugee camps are healing places where people can develop the skills they’ll need to rebuild their hometowns.

     
Melissa Fleming: Let’s help refugees thrive, not just survive

Myriam Sidibe: The simple power of hand-washing

Duration: 11:41

Myriam Sidibe is a warrior in the fight against childhood disease. Her weapon of choice? A bar of soap. For cost-effective prevention against sickness, it’s hard to beat soapy hand-washing, which cuts down risk of pneumonia, diarrhea, cholera and worse. Sidibe, a public-health expert, makes a smart case for public-private partnerships to promote clean hands — and local, sustainable entrepreneurship.

     
Myriam Sidibe: The simple power of hand-washing

Thomas Piketty: New thoughts on capital in the twenty-first century

Duration: 21:00

French economist Thomas Piketty caused a sensation in early 2014 with his book on a simple, brutal formula explaining economic inequality: r > g (meaning that return on capital is generally higher than economic growth). Here, he talks through the massive data set that led him to conclude: Economic inequality is not new, but it is getting worse, with radical possible impacts.

     
Thomas Piketty: New thoughts on capital in the twenty-first century

Matthew O'Reilly: “Am I dying?” The honest answer.

Duration: 05:33

Matthew O’Reilly is a veteran emergency medical technician on Long Island, New York. In this talk, O’Reilly describes what happens next when a gravely hurt patient asks him: “Am I going to die?”

     
Matthew O'Reilly: “Am I dying?” The honest answer.

Eman Mohammed: The courage to tell a hidden story

Duration: 04:12

Eman Mohammed is one of the few female photojournalists in the Gaza Strip. Though openly shunned by many of her male colleagues, she is given unprecedented access to areas denied to men. In this short, visual talk, the TED Fellow critiques gender norms in her community by bringing light to hidden stories.

     
Eman Mohammed: The courage to tell a hidden story

Lord Nicholas Stern: The state of the climate — and what we might do about it

Duration: 16:33

How can we begin to address the global, insidious problem of climate change — a problem that’s too big for any one country to solve? Economist Nicholas Stern lays out a plan, presented to the UN’s Climate Summit in 2014, showing how the world’s countries can work together on climate. It’s a big vision for cooperation, with a payoff that goes far beyond averting disaster. He asks: How can we use this crisis to spur better lives for all?

     
Lord Nicholas Stern: The state of the climate — and what we might do about it

Rose Goslinga: Crop insurance, an idea worth seeding

Duration: 10:04

Across sub-Saharan Africa, small farmers are the bedrock of national and regional economies—unless the weather proves unpredictable and their crops fail. The solution is insurance, at a vast, continental scale, and at a very low, affordable cost. Rose Goslinga and the Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture pioneered an unconventional way to give farmers whose crops fail early a second chance at a growing season.

     
Rose Goslinga: Crop insurance, an idea worth seeding

Tim Berners-Lee: A Magna Carta for the web

Duration: 06:43

Sir Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web 25 years ago. So it’s worth a listen when he warns us: There’s a battle ahead. Eroding net neutrality, filter bubbles and centralizing corporate control all threaten the web’s wide-open spaces. It’s up to users to fight for the right to access and openness. The question is, What kind of Internet do we want?

     
Tim Berners-Lee: A Magna Carta for the web

Dan Pacholke: How prisons can help inmates live meaningful lives

Duration: 10:32

In the United States, the agencies that govern prisons are often called ‘Department of Corrections.’ And yet, their focus is on containing and controlling inmates. Dan Pacholke, Deputy Secretary for the Washington State Department of Corrections, shares a different vision: of prisons that provide humane living conditions as well as opportunities for meaningful work and learning.

     
Dan Pacholke: How prisons can help inmates live meaningful lives

Sonia Shah: 3 reasons we still haven't gotten rid of malaria

Duration: 15:44

We’ve known how to cure malaria since the 1600s, so why does the disease still kill hundreds of thousands every year? It’s more than just a problem of medicine, says journalist Sonia Shah. A look into the history of malaria reveals three big-picture challenges to its eradication. Photos: Adam Nadel.

     
Sonia Shah: 3 reasons we still haven't gotten rid of malaria
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