Society

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

Exclusive articles about Society

Can prison be a place of redemption?

In 1991, Shaka Senghor shot and killed a man. Yes, his is a story of atonement and rehabilitation — but it didn’t always look like things would go that way. As he says in his T...

Why I believe the death penalty is wrong

Three men were killed by lethal injection in the United States within a 24-hour period last week. That’s right, the industrial prison complex roared back into action after a bot...
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Video playlists about Society

Freedom rising

11 talks • 2h 41m
From the Arab Spring to the emerging democracies of Eastern Europe, a new generation of freedom fighters -- entrepreneurs, journalists, activists -- shares powerful stories of resistance against dictatorships and oppression.

The pursuit of justice

9 talks • 2h 20m
Behold, courage. These speakers have the fortitude to stand up to some of the world's greatest injustices.

How to live with robots

10 talks • 2h 10m
As machines grow ever more intelligent, they're emerging not just as powerful tools, but close companions. These talks -- while offering some whizzy demos -- examine how robots are becoming an intimate part of our lives.

Architectural inspiration

9 talks • 2h 45m
Master architects share their vision for buildings that inflate, float, twist and glitter, while artfully addressing the challenges faced by their residents, their cities and the planet.
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Talks about Society

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