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Seeing the world beyond news headlines: politicians, journalists and researchers share their insights onstage at the TED conference, TEDx events and partner events around the world. You can also download these and many other videos free on TED.com, with an interactive English transcript and subtitles in up to 80 languages. TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading.

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Seeing the world beyond news headlines: politicians, journalists and researchers share their insights onstage at the TED conference, TEDx events and partner events around the world. You can also download these and many other videos free on TED.com, with an interactive English transcript and subtitles in up to 80 languages. TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading.

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    3 ways to upgrade democracy for the 21st century | Max Rashbrooke

    3 ways to upgrade democracy for the 21st century | Max Rashbrooke

    Democracy needs an update -- one that respects and engages citizens by involving them in everyday political decisions, says writer and researcher Max Rashbrooke. He outlines three global success stories that could help move democratic systems forward and protect society against the new challenges this century is already bringing.

    • 14 min
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    How the new generation of Latinx voters could change US elections | María Teresa Kumar

    How the new generation of Latinx voters could change US elections | María Teresa Kumar

    A historic number of Latinx voters participated in the 2020 US presidential election, including a record number of young people casting their ballots for the first time. Civic leader María Teresa Kumar takes a look at the issues closest to youth Latinx voters, including health care, climate equity and racial justice, and considers how this growing demographic could shape American politics for decades to come. Stay tuned for a Q&A with TEDx learning specialist Bianca DeJesus on why the US has a unique opportunity to harness its diversity and define the 21st century.

    • 10 min
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    What if a US presidential candidate refuses to concede after an election? | Van Jones

    What if a US presidential candidate refuses to concede after an election? | Van Jones

    If the 2020 US presidential election is close, the race could drag on in the courts and halls of Congress long after ballots are cast, says lawyer and political commentator Van Jones. Explaining why the customary concession speech is one of the most important safeguards for democracy, Jones exposes shocking legal loopholes that could enable a candidate to grab power even if they lose both the popular vote and the electoral college -- and shares what ordinary citizens can do if there's no peaceful transfer of power.

    • 16 min
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    Europe's plan to become the first carbon-neutral continent | Ursula von der Leyen

    Europe's plan to become the first carbon-neutral continent | Ursula von der Leyen

    With the ambitious goal of becoming the first carbon-neutral continent by 2050, the European Union has committed to creating a greener world for future generations. In this bold talk, Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, details the challenges and opportunities that come with transitioning an entire continent to clean energy -- and shows why fixing climate change calls for everyone to take action.

    • 5 min
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    The psychological traits that shape your political beliefs | Dannagal G. Young

    The psychological traits that shape your political beliefs | Dannagal G. Young

    Social psychologist Dannagal G. Young breaks down the link between our psychology and politics, showing how personality types largely fall into people who prioritize openness and flexibility (liberals) and those who prefer order and certainty (conservatives). Hear why both sets of traits are crucial to any society -- and how our differences are being dangerously exploited to divide us. What if things weren't that way?

    • 9 min
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    How do daily habits lead to political violence? | Christiane-Marie Abu Sarah

    How do daily habits lead to political violence? | Christiane-Marie Abu Sarah

    What drives someone to commit politically motivated violence? The unsettling answer lies in daily habits. Behavioral historian Christiane-Marie Abu Sarah shares startling insights into how seemingly mundane choices can breed polarization that lead to extreme, even deadly, actions -- and explains how to identify and bypass these behaviors in order to rediscover common ground.

    • 15 min

Customer Reviews

3.6 out of 5
124 Ratings

124 Ratings

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Salil Dudani recent talk was great

Not every TED talks News & Politics is of interest to me, but some of them hit a homerun. The most recent one given by Salil Dudani was one of those gems. Very thought provoking and informative. Overall, a very worthwhile podcast.

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