Global issues

A collection of TED Talks (and more) on the topic of global issues.

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How cultures around the world make decisions

Is the American obsession with individual freedom really such a great idea? What other cultures know about how to make good choices. Sit down at a restaurant in France, and ther...
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Video playlists about Global issues

The big picture

15 talks • 4h 18m
Must-listen talks about the future of the environment, crime, technology, government and the human race.

The quest to end poverty

11 talks • 3h 00m
It's the challenge of our age: How do we end poverty? Hear ideas and results from economists, philanthropists, activists working -- in labs and on the ground -- to wipe it out.

Depths of corruption

11 talks • 2h 38m
Corruption manifests itself in many ways, some subtler than others. From anonymous companies to bribes to unjust electoral systems, these talks take you deep into ethically murky territory … and offer bold ideas on what we can do about it.

South America!

10 talks • 2h 18m
Creativity and innovation are flowing in South America, while countries across the continent still face unique challenges. As we plan for TEDGlobal 2014—happening in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in October—this playlist will get you in the spirit.
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Talks about Global issues

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