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"The world’s most important war photographer, using photography to change the world."
Photojournalist James Nachtwey sees his TED Prize wish come true, as we share his powerful photographs of XDR-TB, a drug-resistant strain of tuberculosis that's touching off a global medical crisis. Learn how to help at http://www.xdrtb.org
TED Prize Wish, Filmed Oct 2008, Posted Oct 2008
"Incredibly entertaining and fun."
Benjamin Zander has two infectious passions: classical music, and helping us all realize our untapped love for it -- and by extension, our untapped love for all new possibilities, new experiences, new connections.
TED2008, Filmed Feb 2008, Posted Jun 2008
"Words of wisdom from a remarkable leader and exceptional public servant."
We know the negative images of Africa -- famine and disease, conflict and corruption. But, says Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, there's another, less-told story happening in many African nations: one of reform, economic growth and business opportunity.
TED2007, Filmed Mar 2007, Posted May 2007
"Hans is the most creative and entertaining statistician on earth!"
Talking at the US State Department this summer, Hans Rosling uses his fascinating data-bubble software to burst myths about the developing world. Look for new analysis on China and the post-bailout world, mixed with classic data shows.
TED@State, Filmed Jun 2009, Posted Aug 2009
"JJ traces his love for the unseen mystery back to its magical beginnings."
J.J. Abrams traces his love for the unseen mystery –- a passion that’s evident in his films and TV shows, including Cloverfield, Lost and Alias -- back to its magical beginnings.
TED2007, Filmed Mar 2007, Posted Jan 2008
"Bryan is a lawyer and activist, and gives a talk about his work to end locking up kids in adult prisons."
In an engaging and personal talk -- with cameo appearances from his grandmother and Rosa Parks -- human rights lawyer Bryan Stevenson shares some hard truths about America's justice system, starting with a massive imbalance along racial lines: a third of the country's black male population has been incarcerated at some point in their lives. These issues, which are wrapped up in America's unexamined history, are rarely talked about with this level of candor, insight and persuasiveness.
TED2012, Filmed Mar 2012, Posted Mar 2012
"A brilliant poet."
"If I should have a daughter, instead of Mom, she's gonna call me Point B ... " began spoken word poet Sarah Kay, in a talk that inspired two standing ovations at TED2011. She tells the story of her metamorphosis -- from a wide-eyed teenager soaking in verse at New York's Bowery Poetry Club to a teacher connecting kids with the power of self-expression through Project V.O.I.C.E. -- and gives two breathtaking performances of "B" and "Hiroshima."
TED2011, Filmed Mar 2011, Posted Mar 2011
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