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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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    US politics isn't broken. It's fixed | Katherine M. Gehl

    US politics isn't broken. It's fixed | Katherine M. Gehl

    The "broken" US political system is actually working exactly as designed, says business leader and activist Katherine Gehl. Examining the system through a nonpartisan lens, she makes the case for voting innovations, already implemented in parts of the country, that give citizens more choice and incentivize politicians to work towards progress and solutions instead of just reelection.

    • 16 min
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    An election system that puts voters (not politicians) first | Amber McReynolds

    An election system that puts voters (not politicians) first | Amber McReynolds

    From hours-long lines and limited polling locations to confusing and discriminatory registration policies, why is it so hard to vote in the US? Voting rights expert Amber McReynolds offers a proven alternative: a new process, already happening in parts of the country, that could bring accountability, transparency and equity to the outdated and sputtering system that American democracy currently relies on.

    • 10 min
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    How to have constructive conversations | Julia Dhar

    How to have constructive conversations | Julia Dhar

    "We need to figure out how we go into conversations not looking for the victory, but the progress," says world debate champion Julia Dhar. In this practical talk, she shares three essential features of productive disagreements grounded in curiosity and purpose. The end result? Constructive conversations that sharpen your argument and strengthen your relationships.

    • 10 min
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    How compassion could save your strained relationships | Betty Hart

    How compassion could save your strained relationships | Betty Hart

    When personal relationships and ideological differences collide, the result can lead to strained relations -- or even years of silence and distance. Actor Betty Hart offers an alternative to cold shoulders and haughty hellos: compassion, and a chance for growth and change instead of losing important time with loved ones.

    • 11 min
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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.

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